Santa Claus comes around just once a year. In the meantime, there are Credit Cards.
  • Reasons why your Credit Card Application Can be Rejected

    With the multiple options available in the Indian financial market today, it is very easy to apply for a credit card. You can apply online for a credit card from the convenience of your home or office. There are also pre-approved credit card options available to customers.

    However, even if it is a pre-approved credit card or not, the lender undertakes a certain approval process before issuing a credit card to the applicant. Every lender takes various factors into account before deciding whether to accept or reject a credit card application.

    Here are 6 reasons why your credit card application could be rejected by a lender:

    Bad credit score:

    Most lenders reject credit card applications if the applicant has bad credit scores. Credit score is one of them most important factors behind the acceptance or rejection of credit cards as well as other loans. Most institutions have a standard credit score rate for considering the creditworthiness of the customer, i.e., whether he/she is reliable in terms of repayment of the credit availed from them.

    Usually, a good credit score or CIBIL score would be 750+. The CIBIL score will be negatively affected if:

    • You have loans with multiple lenders
    • You have applied for a credit card with various lenders
    • You have not paid your EMIs on time
    • You have defaulted on repayment of previous loans

    If you do not have a loan history, this also affects the credit card application since there is no track records to evaluate your creditworthiness.

    Low income:

    There are various lenders who are readily available to provide credit cards to eligible customers, that too with higher credit limits. However, it is very important that your repayment capacity is satisfactory and your income backs up your claim. The income eligibility criteria has to be met and the applicant also has to submit income documents such as Form 16, Salary Slips, Income Tax Returns, etc., at the time of application. Your application will be rejected if you do not meet the income requirements specified by the lender.

    Occupation:

    Occupation is another important factor considered by the credit card companies while issuing a credit card. Some credit card applications may be rejected due to the employment of the applicant, even if they fulfill the minimum criteria required. Reputation of the company is a factor considered while evaluating the repayment capacity of an applicant. An unstable work history also would affect the approval of your credit card application negatively.

    Mistakes in the application form:

    Even though this might seem like a minor issue, making mistakes on the application form can end up in a credit card application getting rejected. Many applicants make this error while filling the application form such as - missing crucial information, entering wrong details, etc. This is why it is better to apply online for a credit card since online credit card applications prompt the applicant to fill any mandatory field that has been omitted.

    Owning multiple cards:

    If an individual has several credit cards in his/her name, then the chances that his/her credit application being declined is high. All lenders consider applicants to be reliable only if they have a good debt-to-income ratio. If the income outflow is high due to having multiple credit cards, then the lender will not be convinced of the creditworthiness of the borrower. Lenders do not prefer borrowers who frequently transfer the balance on their credit cards or change cards frequently.

    Location verification:

    Almost all lenders make a physical verification of the applicant and his/her address - both residential and official. Hence it is important that when the representatives of the company visit the location to verify their home and office address nothing goes wrong. It is very important that the address you have specified in the credit card application is accurate.

    Thus, these reasons can attribute to the rejection of your credit card applications. Lenders do not necessarily disclose the reason behind rejecting a credit card application. Other than these specific reasons, an applicant should also note the terms and conditions laid down by the credit card issuer before applying for a credit card.

    How to Ensure the Approval of Your Credit Card Application:

    If your CIBIL Score is poor then you should make sure that you pay all your dues in a timely manner, keep good balance on your credit card and limit new applications for other cards, in order to secure a better decision with regard to your credit card application.

    While submitting your income eligibility details also include the income you receive from other sources since this will increase your chances of approval of the credit card application.

    Another measure would be to get a secured credit card. In order to get a secured credit card, you will have to open a fixed deposit account with the Bank of your choice and this makes sure that the repayment on the credit extended will be guaranteed. Secured credit cards are similar to unsecured credit cards and with a secured card, you can improve your credit score gradually. By paying the dues on time, you can build your CIBIL score and upgrade to an unsecured credit card soon.

      

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    Reasons why your Credit Card Application Can be Rejected Reviews

    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Best card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The services were too good wit this card,this is complimentary card . I am using HDFC bank credit card . I use this card for multipurpose . The card and their services are very good. There is no hidden charges with this card . They need to increase the limit on the basis of usage and transactions.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      The experience i had with Bank Bazaar has been pretty good and i am using the services of them for the last few months. I came to know about the services of them through a mail which i had got and i had used their website which has been quite convenient in using. Their customer support has also been responsive and has been helpful as well.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Good card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using KOTAK MAHINDRA BNAK card for the past one years and the services which they had provided so far was quite good. There was a good credit limit of 40000 with this card and there has been many benefits which came with this card like reward points and EMI convertion facilities and it has been an annual chargable card as well.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have been previously using ICICI bank for savings and salary account , i am not happy with their service they have not give me good service , like all time they use to charged me hidden charges without my knowledge, their mobile application is good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I came to know about Bank bazaar service through on line, this is my first time i have been using their service, their customer care service is good, they use to follow up with me time to time, their response was good, their website is good, i can get all financial products information over there.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have taken KOTAK MAHINDRA bank credit card for more than a month through an online. On time I received a card there was no issue at a verification process. The credit limit is low which was offered in this bank. They give an offer for one free ticket in book my show.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good for regular usage"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am holding ICICI credit card around three years, I started using it for some transactions. The credit limit is good around Rs. 60,000 and they are sending the statement on time. I am okay with the billing cycle and due date, I get payment update on time.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Its supportive"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bank Bazaar is informative and I get good support from their end for any banking queries. When I interacted for the credit card purpose, I got a proper response. Its my first experience I am happy about it, the site is user friendly to browse the options.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Its Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I would say Kotak Mahindra card is good to use and comparatively its better than others. I got lower limit it can be improved but the credit card processing time was lesser to avail the card. They are providing reward points as well on my spend.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am using this ICICI Bank credit card for the past 6 months.Customer service is not satisfied according to me .Other than this everything is good .The credit limit was good ,have good cash back offers and reward points .There was no difficulties faced so far on submitting the documents .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Medium"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am using KOTAK MAHINDRA bank credit card for more than a month which was applied through an online. The verification process was smooth and good. I received a card at earlier. They have offered for a life time free credit card. The credit limit is sufficient to use.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Kotak Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am having Kotak Mahindra Bank credit card which i have got through Bank directly .This credit card is very useful to me so far .The limit of this card was good to me i am using this card for the past 1 year .I am comfortable on using this card so far.The service is good to me so far.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have HDFC Bank credit card which was directly applied through Bank.This card i amusing for the past 2.5 years .The credit limit was good and sufficient to me .There are good cash back offers and reward points as well.I have not faced any difficulties so far on using this card .This card is good to use .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      This Bank bazaar website was know to me while checking credit score through online .This portal is really doing a vital role in all financial products so far.This is a user friendly one and easy to handle .This portal will give us the details regarding the financial product what we search .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have selected this Indusind Bank credit card since dont have annual fee so choosed and also free card ,The agent gave al information about the credit card process ,I have received the credit card on time and also submitted documents through the agent ,There are cashback offers and reward points but not chekced so far .The credit limt was sufficient .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , coimbatore
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • RBL Bank Credit Card
      "Excellent service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using RBL credit card for long time, they have given me good credit limit they have given me was good and i have been apply for this card through on line and they have not been charging annual fee in this card, as it is life time free credit card like they have given me rewards points up to 2000 points they said if i spent up to that then my rewards points will get waived off.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • SBI Cards Credit Card
      "Excellent card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been holding my SBI credit card for long time, they have charged me annual fee in this card , but waived off option is available in this card and i am happy with my credit limit they have given me sufficient limit and the best part in this card is that they provide good offers .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Excellent card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using Axis bank credit card, they have not charged any annual fee in this card, and the best part in this card was they provide good offers and discount in fuel and i am happy with my credit limit they have provided me and overall service is good.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • IndusInd Bank Credit Card
      "Excellent card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I took Indusind bank credit card, their credit limit which they have given to me was good, they use to give good offers in shoppings , on e-portal business they use to give good offers, their mobile application is user friendly, it is life time free credit card.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
    • American Express Credit Card
      "Excellent card"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using Amex credit card from long time, they have not charged me annual fee as it is life time free credit card, i am very much happy with their service which they have given to me, their mobile application is user friendly so far i did not face any issue, even they use to give good offers.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , jaipur
      Reviewed on May 25, 2019
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