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Barclays recon phone number - 866-408-4064. 8am - 5pm

WASTE OF TIME 99% (?) OF THE TIME

Barclays is known to pull your credit again when reconsidering - even when specifically asked not to.

Make sure to explicitly tell the rep that you dont want another credit pull. The benefit of such action would be that if later you see they did pull your credit you can call up and speak to a manager and have the pulls removed (based on first-hand accounts from this thread).

If you want to guarantee that you don't get another pull, freeze your credit report.

While Barclays recon reps are usually very tough to deal with, there have been sporadic reports of them reconsidering by reallocating credit-line from other cards. Additionally, there are a few reports indicating success with the 3BM.

Barclays recon reps take notes of each phone call and subsequent reps usually regurgitate the previous rep's reply.

 
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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2012, 09:12:06 AM »
My application was pending for a week so I called in.
After asking a few very detailed questions about my income, and another credit pull, I was denied for "only" having 40k in income.
I tried getting some credit moved from my Choice Privilege card to no avail.
I HUCA'd and same story. (Not only that, even if I was tempted to say I have more income, it wouldn't work as the first rep put everything into the notes).
It seems like they are getting pretty tough.
Any advice for me?
Thanks.
(This was regarding the US Airways card).

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2012, 10:53:04 AM »
4 times HUCA now with 4 separate reps in last 3 days. for me income is good and credit is good and payment history is good. but line used is for my denial is the same. All 4 reps mentioned thesame thing, "you are applying too many credit card. you have 9 credit inquiries in last 12 months. you have applied this year itself in last 9 months 2 time US air credit card itself with that many credit cards that you apply, we will not give you 1 more US airways card"


this line is used after me convincing on all aspects, that I had canceled, as you had asked me to cancel to get a new card. I will keep this card, dont give me next one, if you see I dont keep it. I canceled because competietor offer was good, then I realised, I am better off with US Air... etc.... etc.....

Any suggestions? Keep doing HUCA? Give up? any other innovative way?

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2012, 11:02:35 AM »
called 5th time. this time rep clearly said, you have spoken to 4 different rep for 4 times here. we are now not going to do a full review also for you (so no more few minutes hold, nothing). we cannot issue you new US air card. appears to me, that this card has very limited churning possibility. especially, if you do it too often, it is not going to work. may be once or maximum twice a year may be possible. no more than that. this is now thru my personal experience hard way to find. so I suggest, people not to consider US air card anymore for churning purposes.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2012, 09:17:43 PM »
Did you guys try both numbers i listed above?

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2012, 09:21:41 PM »
Out of my 5 times, I tried 3 times analyst. 2 times reconsideration number.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2012, 02:46:18 AM »
Out of my 5 times, I tried 3 times analyst. 2 times reconsideration number.

Wow! So not only do they keep logs, they even coordinate between agencies! These guys mean business!

I wish the the best of luck! But unfortunately, I've got no ideas at the moment. 

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2012, 03:23:37 AM »
Wow! So not only do they keep logs, they even coordinate between agencies!
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Probably 2 phone numbers going to the same bored group of people.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2012, 03:51:02 AM »
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Probably 2 phone numbers going to the same bored group of people.
I dont think so. I personally dealt with both of them and they seem very different.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2012, 05:09:39 AM »
I dont think so. I personally dealt with both of them and they seem very different.
If so, switch my - to a +. ;)

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2012, 05:12:31 AM »

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #40 on: September 20, 2012, 12:17:45 PM »
I applied last night for a new card even though my card from July is still open (I never got straight if the that was a good idea or not) and I was rejected.   When I called today they explained the rejection was due to the open card and that they didn't even do a credit pull.  ( i didn't check yet if that's true.)
   Anyway she told me that there is no way to have two cards but since I only have a platinum they could do a credit check and possibly give me a signature something or other card.  She seemed in a good mood so I figured it was worth it.   She asked me a bunch of questions like how come I had my sapphire opened for such a short time and how come I have had so many cards opened in the last year but in the end she approved me and then closed  my platinum.  She also advised me to quit applying for cards for a while  :) because it's not good for my credit.

I didn't ask her if I am getting the new signup bonus so I am just hoping

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2012, 10:56:47 PM »
Did you guys try both numbers i listed above?

I called both numbers and was denied by both "due to having to many new accounts opened in the last year".

Any advice?

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2012, 11:59:14 PM »
My personal advise is - give up. Remove this card from churning list. We cannot churn it like united.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2012, 01:30:08 AM »
My personal advise is - give up. Remove this card from churning list. We cannot churn it like united.

I disagree. It can be churned, just not as often.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #44 on: September 29, 2012, 12:21:06 AM »
Ok. I agree. Let's define often. May be once a year or max 2 times a year. If you start becoming greedy, then they will not allow. United ca. Be done 4 times a year easy.