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    • danfearn77
    • By danfearn77 19th Jun 17, 11:09 AM
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    New Credit Card application using old electoral details.
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:09 AM
    New Credit Card application using old electoral details. 19th Jun 17 at 11:09 AM
    Hi all.

    Sorry if this has been discussed I couldn't find anything. I've just recently moved into a new build property and the address isn't yet fully registered on all companies/websites. Not only that i won't be on the electoral register for another 6 weeks. Bad timing as my 0% credit card is up in 2 weeks and need to be able to get furniture etc. I know if I search and apply using my new address I'll likely be refused as I won't be on the electoral register, but what if I used my parents address who I lived with beforehand before I moved out a Few weeks back? Using the pre approval tools and my mum and dads address I'm pre approved on most cards, but when I go to do a full application will they know what I'm up to?

    Thanks!

    Daniel
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    • robin58
    • By robin58 19th Jun 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:26 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:26 AM
    Yes most probably.

    They have acess to many databases not just the electrical register.

    If you changed address on your bank account to your new one, that will be out in the credit universe as that is part of your credit history.

    Just to prove it. I once got asked for my driving licence number by my bank whilst enquiring a transaction on the service phone line to comfirm who I was.

    I was not asked or gave that information on the original application form so it came from somewhere else.
    Last edited by robin58; 19-06-2017 at 11:33 AM.
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    • bengalknights
    • By bengalknights 19th Jun 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:07 PM
    If its pre approved they dont do another check
    • Candyapple
    • By Candyapple 19th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:41 PM
    If its pre approved they dont do another check
    Originally posted by bengalknights
    That's not true.

    From MSE eligibility calc FAQ:

    It’s worth noting that pre-approval is not a cast-iron guarantee that you’ll get the card. In exceptional circumstances you could be declined for other reasons – the bank still has to carry out some checks for identity and fraud purposes, and there’s a very small chance some will fail on these.
    Some recent examples:

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5397670
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5387649
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