Apple Card Bad Credit

Jack Neill

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Sep 13, 2015
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I have a FICO of around 550, when I applied for the card it was denied but I had the option of sharing with GS the amount of Apple products and services tied to my Apple ID and I was then approved. I got 250 and 23.99. Pretty happy actually since I want to fix my credit and I think this card will help. First credit card I have had in 20 years.
 

prestigiouswireless

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Aug 15, 2019
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California
I have a FICO of around 550, when I applied for the card it was denied but I had the option of sharing with GS the amount of Apple products and services tied to my Apple ID and I was then approved. I got 250 and 23.99. Pretty happy actually since I want to fix my credit and I think this card will help. First credit card I have had in 20 years.

That’s good news! Makes it seem like it’s a person giving final approval versus a machine
 

BasicGreatGuy

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Sep 21, 2012
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I have a FICO of around 550, when I applied for the card it was denied but I had the option of sharing with GS the amount of Apple products and services tied to my Apple ID and I was then approved. I got 250 and 23.99. Pretty happy actually since I want to fix my credit and I think this card will help. First credit card I have had in 20 years.
What is GS?
 

Jack Neill

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Sep 13, 2015
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San Antonio Texas
I have never heard of that kind of condition being offered before.

I asked to be notified by Apple and still haven’t gotten a email invite.

I never got an invite email either, I did sign up for one tho. I went to the wallet and Apple Card was an option for adding as a payment option.
 

FireFish

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Sep 12, 2007
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I have a FICO of around 550, when I applied for the card it was denied but I had the option of sharing with GS the amount of Apple products and services tied to my Apple ID and I was then approved. I got 250 and 23.99. Pretty happy actually since I want to fix my credit and I think this card will help. First credit card I have had in 20 years.
First Card in 20 years? How do you have such a low score then? Bankruptcy?
 

Jack Neill

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Sep 13, 2015
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San Antonio Texas
First Card in 20 years? How do you have such a low score then? Bankruptcy?

In my 20's I was young and dumb and thought a credit card was having money. I screwed up the first credit card I got. I also was finically unstable and made some pretty poor financial decisions. I got smart and only bought things I could pay for in full. I paid cash for everything. Now that I have this card, I am paying it off almost after every purchase. By this time next year Im hoping my FICO will be solid enough to buy a house. Thanks Apple!
 

swandy

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Oct 27, 2012
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In my 20's I was young and dumb and thought a credit card was having money. I screwed up the first credit card I got. I also was finically unstable and made some pretty poor financial decisions. I got smart and only bought things I could pay for in full. I paid cash for everything. Now that I have this card, I am paying it off almost after every purchase. By this time next year Im hoping my FICO will be solid enough to buy a house. Thanks Apple!
Good luck to you. Hope you get that house
 

Shark5150

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Sep 24, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
I have a FICO of around 550, when I applied for the card it was denied but I had the option of sharing with GS the amount of Apple products and services tied to my Apple ID and I was then approved. I got 250 and 23.99. Pretty happy actually since I want to fix my credit and I think this card will help. First credit card I have had in 20 years.
What GS phone number did you call to discuss with them?
 

levander

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Jul 21, 2011
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It’s good to hear this story. I’m glad Jack posted it. Makes it sound like Apple is showing it’s customers a little loyalty instead of just expecting loyalty from us. Even if they are stiffing me on a warranty claim right now...

Jack, one big difference between using credit and using cash is it’s a lot easier just to hand over a credit card than it is to hand over cash. For most people anyway, there’s a little bit of pain you feel when you hand over cash that’s just not there for a credit card. What I do to simulate some pain for my use of credit cards is I go into the mint,com credit card web site and make sure all my purchases are “categorized” correctly so that t least I know where my money went. I’m not terribly crazy about the software on mint.com though and having been thinking about looking t other software options.

Don’t know if you wanna do something like that or not. But it works for me.

Best of luck on getting that house!
 
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