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Barclay reconsideration line: 866-408-4064, Mon-Fri 8AM - 5PM EST.
The 24-hour number is (866-951-1437) 866-408-4064
New 24 hour number is 866-205-5973

Based on the phone reps, an application usually remains in the system for 90 days, during which you can ask for a reconsideration.
However, if 30 days have passed, it will incur another hard pull.

There have been a few reports of Barclay pulling credit again when reconsidering - even when specifically asked not to.
Make sure to explicitly tell the rep that you don't 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 Barclay 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.

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

Random: see this great article about negotiating tactics with Customer Service Reps.
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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2012, 08:13:52 PM »
Where does Barclay pull from?
Which 3bm from them are the best cards out there?

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2012, 10:50:37 PM »
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.
Fair enough.
BTW, did anyone try shifting credit lines or closing old cards to get new ones approved with recon?

Where does Barclay pull from?
Which 3bm from them are the best cards out there?
In NY they pull TU (until you call recon, then they pull the other two)

About the 3BM, two cards come to mind:
US Air (40,000 miles)
NFL ($400 after $1000 spent)

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2012, 11:24:12 PM »
NJ TU also

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2012, 12:00:27 AM »
Which 3bm from them are the best cards out there?
I just did a 2BM several days ago, exactly the same time, got two pulls on TU.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #49 on: September 30, 2012, 12:38:44 AM »
I just applied 3bm 2 south west and 1 nfl got denied for one of southwest and 1 nfl
What do I tell recon to at least accept me for the nfl or both

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #50 on: September 30, 2012, 12:41:23 AM »
I just applied 3bm 2 south west and 1 nfl got denied for one of southwest and 1 nfl
What do I tell recon to at least accept me for the nfl or both

Southwest is a Chase card.
NFL is a Barclays card.
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Re: Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #51 on: September 30, 2012, 01:36:36 AM »
Southwest is a Chase card.
NFL is a Barclays card.
correction I mean us airways that is

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2012, 03:14:40 AM »
What do I tell recon to at least accept me for the nfl or both
Try reallocating some credit line from your approved US Airways card to the NFL card. Though be wary that recon usually pulls the remaining two credit bureaus.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2012, 10:04:30 AM »
Try reallocating some credit line from your approved US Airways card to the NFL card. Though be wary that recon usually pulls the remaining two credit bureaus.

I just tried that. I didn't think it would work.
Any chance if I call in a week or two after actually getting and using the card they would be able to move over some credit?

Barclays is the only bank I have ever gotten denied from.  But that's also for lack of history with them.
Pretty annoying.
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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2012, 08:53:11 PM »
Any chance if I call in a week or two after actually getting and using the card they would be able to move over some credit?

Yes, it makes sense that they refused you because your card was not active yet. Cant hurt to try again and please report back. (No one seems to have an answer if they approve declined cards by shifting credit lines. Annoying!)

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #55 on: December 14, 2012, 02:38:17 PM »
Barclay's reconsideration department is TOUGH!
I tried getting the US Airways card for the second time and they simply refuse to budge. Although my credit score is above 760 they keep saying that to many accounts were opened over the last 15 months (Amex and Chase, not even Barclay).
I must have HUCA'd 15 times. They are like a brick wall.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #56 on: December 14, 2012, 02:58:20 PM »
Barclays history. Opened US Air in June. Denied for second US Air in Sept. Denied US Air Biz same time. No luck with recon.
Opened NFL in November. Closed US Air in November. Reapplied for 2nd US Air. Called Recon and rep transferred half my nfl credit line to get me a US Air.

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #57 on: December 16, 2012, 07:42:53 PM »
what r the links for the us airways 40k card and the nfl card?

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2012, 02:44:13 AM »
what r the links for the us airways 40k card and the nfl card?

US Airways: http://www.mostmiles.com/Chairmans

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Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #59 on: January 15, 2013, 03:49:10 PM »
Is there a good link for biz card? Thanks