Credit Card Application Denied? Don't Take It Personally

Ask your credit card company why your application was denied

Shaun Plum
MoneyTips Contributor

Borrowing Credit Cards

Credit Card Application Denied? Don't Take It Personally
November 2, 2016

New data has identified that consumers become offended if their credit card application is declined. As a result, 70 percent of people said they wouldn't do further business with the financial institution concerned.

It's no surprise to hear that rejection is hard to take, especially if people are depending on a credit card or loan to get them out of a sticky spot. Almost half of those questioned in the survey said that having their credit card application denied was embarrassing and that they wouldn't tell family or friends. Approximately a third of respondents believe that consumers whose applications are declined are irresponsible with money, but this is not necessarily true.

By law, lenders must tell you why your credit card application failed, which can help you ensure that it doesn't happy again. If, for example, you are turned down because you couldn't prove enough disposable income, you can then rearrange your finances before applying again.

Your credit card application may be rejected for various reasons, including not having enough income, having a poor credit history, or having too much debt. You can check your credit score and read your credit report for free within minutes using Credit Manager by MoneyTips. You can work on all of these issues to give yourself a better chance of success with your next application. However, it is important to realize that a declined application could affect your credit score. For this reason, you should review your credit report first and only apply to cards marketed towards your specific needs. Make sure you include all the necessary details in your application and that all the information is accurate before submitting it.

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Saving in WI | 11.02.16 @ 15:20
If you get denied on a credit card application, maybe that is a sign that you don't need another card. The CC companies give out cards to dead people and pets! If you get denied maybe it is time to get your financials in order.
$commenter.renderDisplayableName() | 11.25.20 @ 02:58