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Old Feb 5, 20, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I havenít had an MBNA card in a few years even though Iíve probably churned 3-4 of them in the past. I just tried applying for one and was outright denied with no explanation. Have churners been banned?

Edit: Iíve only ever had the World Elite card, so tried applying for the Platinum Plus card. Denied as well.

Based on the Canadian churning forums I read, churning this card still seems alive and well. You may need to call to inquire as to why.
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Old Feb 5, 20, 4:54 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I havenít had an MBNA card in a few years even though Iíve probably churned 3-4 of them in the past. I just tried applying for one and was outright denied with no explanation. Have churners been banned?

Edit: Iíve only ever had the World Elite card, so tried applying for the Platinum Plus card. Denied as well.
I believe MBNA is also looking at the number of recent hard pulls, something like a maximum of 5 within 12 months? I think they pull from Transunion. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 5:56 pm
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After a couple of calls to MBNA, they finally escalated my case and someone investigated my case. I got a call back from someone in 613 area code. They claim the problem is that there are currently no cash back sites that work with their card which is why my application isn't going through. I find that hard to believe. Has anyone successfully applied for an MBNA AS card through GCR recently?

The message I get when I apply is "We appreciate your interest in MBNA, but we're unable to accept your business at this time".
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Old Feb 18, 20, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
After a couple of calls to MBNA, they finally escalated my case and someone investigated my case. I got a call back from someone in 613 area code. They claim the problem is that there are currently no cash back sites that work with their card which is why my application isn't going through. I find that hard to believe. Has anyone successfully applied for an MBNA AS card through GCR recently?

The message I get when I apply is "We appreciate your interest in MBNA, but we're unable to accept your business at this time".
Four unsuccessful attempts through GCR on my end: two during November 2019 and two during January 2020. I tried both the World Elite and the Platinum Plus versions. I've never had a problem in the past. Odd.
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Old Feb 18, 20, 11:46 am
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Originally Posted by Maclock View Post
Four unsuccessful attempts through GCR on my end: two during November 2019 and two during January 2020. I tried both the World Elite and the Platinum Plus versions. I've never had a problem in the past. Odd.
Success at last!

I opened a new GCR account and applied using a browser that I've never used before. Application went through and was approved!
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Old Feb 25, 20, 12:19 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Success at last!

I opened a new GCR account and applied using a browser that I've never used before. Application went through and was approved!
Tried the above and still doesn't work with a new GCR account. Maybe it's a GCR issue? GCR-MBNA had always been spotty at this - I remembered there's a period early 2018 where none of my applications went through GCR because a rep from GCR told me there was a technical issue on their end.
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Old Mar 5, 20, 10:05 am
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Just for info, I received a statement for an MBNA Alaska credit card that I cancelled in March of 2017. Statement showed a zero balance but also showed credit limit etc. I went to MBNA Alaska's online chat and this is what they told me:

"We had a computer error that generated statements with a zero balance for closed accounts in error , if you would like peace of mind you can us at 1-800-347-6262 , it is a known issue and we do aplogize for any inconvenience this may have caused"

Very weird...I was thinking this timeframe (March 2017) might have been about the time of switchover to TD, but not sure.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 2:22 pm
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Large Credit, policy/chance of a cheque?

Cancelled a cruise, so now I have a large credit as a result of air fare & cruise fare refunds. I only use the MBNA CC rarely as a secondary card or selectively for AS travel & some travel.

Other than using the card to expense against the credit, what are my options? What is the policy regards getting a cheque for a credit? I could only find info on MBNA charges for a credit balance.

Any ideas or info on policy regards credit amounts appreciated, thanks.
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Old Mar 11, 20, 11:49 pm
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Originally Posted by MAXII View Post
Cancelled a cruise, so now I have a large credit as a result of air fare & cruise fare refunds. I only use the MBNA CC rarely as a secondary card or selectively for AS travel & some travel.

Other than using the card to expense against the credit, what are my options? What is the policy regards getting a cheque for a credit? I could only find info on MBNA charges for a credit balance.

Any ideas or info on policy regards credit amounts appreciated, thanks.
Have you called to request a cheque be issued? If there is a credit balance and no activity on the account, I believe they are obligated to issue a cheque after 30 days.

Also, the MP miles issued for the purchases will be clawed back. You will see a negative point value in your AS account when it posts.

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