Topic Wiki

You can check your application status online here.

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.
« Last edited by shoobi on August 25, 2015, 07:24:09 PM »

Author Topic: Barclays Reconsideration  (Read 140518 times)

ham

  • Guest
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2013, 11:28:08 AM »
I just tried for the NFL card promotion for $400, I applied for the Dolphins Visa. I had the previous visa from last year, but canceled the card the day before. I checked my status this morning and I was declined and the reason will be in the mail. Should I call in or wait for the letter and call in?

Offline MEIR613

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 4798
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2013, 12:03:01 PM »
I just tried for the NFL card promotion for $400, I applied for the Dolphins Visa. I had the previous visa from last year, but canceled the card the day before. I checked my status this morning and I was declined and the reason will be in the mail. Should I call in or wait for the letter and call in?
You can try, but barclays is extremely hard to fight with.

Offline magnus

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 142
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2013, 05:55:56 PM »
Applied for the NFL and then Priceline card on Monday (first Barclays cards).  NFL got approved instantly.  Priceline came back with a system issue or something and that they'd get back to me in a number of days.
When business opened, I called recon and aside from the getting to know you questions it was basically just one question (what do you need two cards for?) to answer which the lady basically answered (for the different rewards?)  before I had a chance to answer myself (NFL for NFL/DirecTV purchases and priceline for everything else).  It then got approved.

Offline Shmulyg

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 2467
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Kan Tzivah
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #63 on: March 02, 2013, 07:19:10 PM »
I applied on the 21st for the NFL offer (that the T&C states $400 after spending $1000). When checking the status it kept on saying I'll hear from them in 7 to 10 days. Today, i get a letter in the mail stating that the app has been declined because "You did not respond within the time period specified on the offer. Subsequently, the offer has expired."

What does this mean? Any advise?   

Online sky121

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 10642
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #64 on: March 02, 2013, 07:26:13 PM »
I applied on the 21st for the NFL offer (that the T&C states $400 after spending $1000). When checking the status it kept on saying I'll hear from them in 7 to 10 days. Today, i get a letter in the mail stating that the app has been declined because "You did not respond within the time period specified on the offer. Subsequently, the offer has expired."

What does this mean? Any advise?

You applied for an expired offer.
"Not all who wander are lost"

Offline Shmulyg

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 2467
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Kan Tzivah
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2013, 07:27:44 PM »
You applied for an expired offer.

Just to be clear, this is the link i applied for: Link

Don't see any mention of an expiration date. And eitherway, can i argue that if the app went through they can't tell me ten days later that it was expired?

Offline MEIR613

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2012
  • Posts: 4798
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2013, 08:05:28 PM »
Just to be clear, this is the link i applied for: Link

Don't see any mention of an expiration date. And eitherway, can i argue that if the app went through they can't tell me ten days later that it was expired?
You usually don't get anywhere with Barclays, but it can't hurt.


Offline Lh15

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 77
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2013, 08:09:39 AM »
Just did a 2bm with us airways and nfl and they refused to approve under ANY circumstances because of too many accounts opened since 2011. No story would budge them. :( The are MUCH mor firm than any of the other banks.

Offline Moshe123

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 4424
  • Total likes: 33
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: NYC
  • Programs: Lost
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2013, 08:29:49 AM »
Just did a 2bm with us airways and nfl and they refused to approve under ANY circumstances because of too many accounts opened since 2011. No story would budge them. :( The are MUCH mor firm than any of the other banks.

The noose is tightening...

Offline Lh15

  • Dansdeals Silver Elite
  • **
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 77
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2013, 10:08:35 PM »
Do you think HUCA can work?

Offline Shmulyg

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 2467
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Kan Tzivah
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #70 on: April 08, 2013, 03:39:03 PM »
Anyone ever tried to recon a Barclays card via SM?

Offline Shmulyg

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 2467
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Kan Tzivah
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #71 on: April 08, 2013, 04:16:44 PM »
Anyone ever tried to recon a Barclays card via SM?
Decided to go the phone route (despite my lackluster success rate), and lo and behold, i was actually reconsidered for the Barclays Arrival card after reallocating some credit line from one of my US Air cards. This is a first for me! Woo Hoo! ;D

Online sky121

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 10642
  • Total likes: 23
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #72 on: April 08, 2013, 04:17:41 PM »
Decided to go the phone route (despite my lackluster success rate), and lo and behold, i was actually reconsidered for the Barclays Arrival card after reallocating some credit line from one of my US Air cards. This is a first for me! Woo Hoo! ;D

I rarely hear this with Barclays. Nice going!
"Not all who wander are lost"

Offline Shmulyg

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 2467
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Kan Tzivah
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #73 on: April 08, 2013, 04:19:27 PM »
I rarely hear this with Barclays. Nice going!
Thanks! To be honest, i was also a bit shocked...

Offline Saver2000

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 7413
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Barclays Reconsideration
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2013, 02:01:33 AM »
Is there any chance that an app that wasn't instantly approved will get approved on its own? (Without any phone calls to recon)