Question: What Is The 5/24 Credit Rule?

Does Chase still have 5 24 rule?

When you apply for a Chase credit card, Chase will count the card you’re applying for as part of your allowed five approvals.

This means that you can only have been approved for four credit cards (with any issuer) in the preceding 24 months.

That remains true today, as the 5/24 rule is not published anywhere by Chase.

How do you get around the 5 24 rule?

Strategies towards 5/24

If you have 5 or more new accounts in the past 2 years including authorized user accounts, but less than 5 new accounts excluding the authorized user accounts, then call the reconsideration line after being declined and have them remove the authorized user accounts from their tally.

Does Citibank have a 5 24 rule?

Unlike Chase, which has a similar 5/24 rule (only five new accounts in the last 24 months), Citi’s limits on new cards only apply to other Citi cards.

Does churning hurt your credit?

Why Credit Card Churning Is Risky

What’s worse is that credit card churning could hurt your credit score. According to the FICO® credit scoring model, new credit inquiries account for 10% of your score. Applying for one new credit card will likely have a minimal impact on your credit score.

Can I have 2 Chase credit cards?

You can potentially be approved for two Chase credit cards the same day, and it shouldn’t matter whether they’re business or personal cards. Just make sure you haven’t applied for any other Chase cards in the past 30 days.

How can I check my 5 24 status?

I’ve found the easiest way to check your 5/24 status is to sign up for the free credit report service at Credit Karma, log in and then use this link to see all your accounts in a list (thanks to Frequent Miler for the tip). Click on “Open Date” to sort the accounts you have opened in the last 24 months by date.

Is credit card churning illegal?

Credit card churning is technically legal and there are some advantages to putting it into practice. If you close your credit card account immediately after earning your sign-up bonus (or before the end of a promotional period), you could avoid paying annual fees and interest.

Is credit card churning worth it?

Credit card churning is perfectly legal, and the credit card companies are all very aware that some people do it. But, so few people churn successfully, that it’s not really worth it for the credit card companies to clamp down hard. After all, the whole point of the promos is to entice people to sign up.

Which is better FICO or TransUnion?

A TransUnion score will provide a good indicator of what your FICO score may look like, but you should count on your FICO score being a fair bit lower than your TransUnion score. For example, if your TransUnion score is 750 your FICO score might be as low as 700 or even 690.

How can I tell how many credit cards I have open?

To find out if someone opened a credit card in your name, get a copy of your credit report from all three major credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. You’ll be able to see all of the credit cards opened in your name on those reports.

How do I find accounts in my name?

If someone else has opened a bank account in your name recently, it should be listed on your credit report. You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Look online for unclaimed money.

How many lines of credit do I have open?

You can get it online:, or by phone: 1-877-322-8228. You get one free report from each credit reporting company every year.

Is TransUnion a good credit score?

As you can see in the chart below, a Good credit score under the VantageScore model (typically used by TransUnion and Equifax) falls between 700 and 749. Similarly, a good credit score under the FICO Score model falls between 670 and 739. Source: By these guidelines, yes —a 700 score would be considered a Good score.