Chase may use any of the three major credit bureaus to evaluate credit card applications for approval: Experian, TransUnion and/or Equifax. The credit bureau that Chase will pull your credit report from depends on which state you live in and which Chase credit card you apply for.
Reports from forums around the internet seem to suggest that Chase pulls Experian credit reports more often than the others. But they use all three major credit bureaus in some states.
Keep in mind that Chase doesn’t release this information, so it’s impossible to be certain about which bureau they will pull your report from.
The Chase credit card credit score requirement is "good" (a score of 700, at a minimum) or "excellent" (a score of 750, at a minimum), depending on the card. Most Chase cards require at least good credit (a score of 700+), including the Amazon.com Credit Card, the Chase Freedom Flex℠card, and the Ink Business cards. There are also several Chase credit cards that require excellent credit, including the … read full answerChase Sapphire Reserve® card. Chase does not offer credit cards for fair credit or lower credit scores at this time.
It is possible to get approved for a Chase credit card with a credit score lower than 700. Your chances are best if you have a high income and not much debt. Chase also looks at your employment status, housing information, credit history, payment history and more. These factors, combined with your credit score, will ultimately determine your creditworthiness. But the higher your credit score is above 700, the better your Chase credit card approval odds will be.
Major Chase credit card credit score requirements:
Chase hotel cards: Good Credit. The World of Hyatt Credit Card, for instance, requires a credit score of 700 at a minimum. That means you need good credit or better for approval.
Most Chase airline cards: Good Credit. United Quest℠ Card, for instance, requires a credit score of 700 at a minimum. That means you need at good credit or better for approval.
Be sure to check your credit score regularly to assess your chances of meeting the Chase credit card credit score requirements. Chase also has an online pre-approval tool that gives you an indication of how well your credit stacks up without having to formally apply.
You'll know within seconds if you're pre-approved for any Chase credit cards. There's no guarantee you'll be approved if you apply, but the odds are on your side. Pre-approvals are done using a soft inquiry or "soft pull" on your credit report, which means there's no effect on your credit score. However, if you decide to actually apply for a card, Chase will perform a hard inquiry, which may cause a slight dip in your credit score.
When applying for a Barclays card, a good idea would be to unfreeze all three, because they don't release that info. They might pull one credit report, they might pull all three. If you want to apply for this card (or any card in general), you should get that freeze off, at least until you apply.… read full answer
The easiest Chase credit card to get is the Chase Freedom® Student credit card because applicants can get approved with limited credit. This means the odds of approval are good even for people who are new to credit. On the other hand, the majority of Chase credit cards require good to excellent credit in order to qualify.… read full answer
Having one of these Chase credit cards may increase your chances of landing a higher-tier credit card in the future, if you use it responsibly. That means paying your bill on time every month and keeping your credit utilization below 30% of your credit limit.
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