Every time you apply for a credit card, the credit card insurer will make a hard credit inquiry and pull your credit report. Credit inquiries can affect your credit score for up to 12 months and stay on your credit report for up to 24 months.
But if you apply for more than one credit card from the same credit card insurer within the same day, then sometimes the credit inquiries will be combined. Some suggest that the credit bureaus combine them (as duplicate inquiries). But some claim that it is the credit card insurer that only pulls your credit report once per day, as every inquiry costs them money. In either case, here in this post, I will share some data points on when credit inquiries are being combined.
Amex credit inquiries will be combined for the same-day applications, as long as they are both approved on the same day.
Please note, though, that Amex will not approve you for two personal or two business credit cards within the same day. So, to take advantage of this, you will need to apply for one personal card and one business card. It’s also possible to get approved for a charge card the same day as a credit card. Therefore, you can apply for one credit card and then a charge card (like the Amex Platinum or Amex Gold) the same day.
Please note: For some existing Amex credit cardholders, Amex will not do a hard credit pull when applying for a new credit card at any time.
Bank of America
Some data points suggest that applications for all Personal BOA cards within the same day will be combined; also, applications for all BOA Business cards within the same day will be combined. But some data points suggest that inquiries will not be combined.
Barclay’s inquiries which are done the same day will be combined. But, it is difficult to get approved for more than one Barclays credit card within six months.
Some data points suggest that inquiries are not combining, even within the same day.
Applications for all Personal Chase cards within the same day will result in only one credit inquiry. Also, applications for all Chase Business cards with in the same day will result in only one credit inquiry. But, applications for Personal and Business cards, will not combine.
There are data points that suggest that Chase credit inquiries are not combining even for two Personal or two Business cards done the same day.
Applications for all Personal Citi credit cards will be combined; also, applications for all Citi Business cards will be combined. Personal and business cards will not be combined.
Please note: You can not get approved for more than one Citi personal card within eight days.
Capital One credit inquiries will be combined. But Capital One will only approve you for one credit card application within every six months.
There are some data points that Wells Fargo applications combine, but some suggest that they don’t.
Two Discover card application in one day will result in only one credit inquiry. Be aware, though, that discover will not approve you for more than one credit card within every 12 months.
Inquiries will not combine at all.
Please note: The information found in this post is collected from data points found on the internet. I cannot grantee that your results will be the same.