Register to vote and applying for a credit card

oskasin Forumite Posts: 1 Newbie
I'm a private tenant who moved to a new property in Nov 2017.
I've changed the address of my main bank accounts to my new address but still have some accounts that I rarely use at my previous address (my parents).
I'm looking to apply for a credit card and I understand that voter registration affects your chances of being approved.
I am registered to vote at my last address and need to register for my new address. However, I'm not sure what the best way forward is as I was hoping to get my credit card next week. I know that it can take councils some time to transfer their registration records.

Should I:
1, Register to vote and apply for a credit card
2. Keep my voter registration and apply for a credit card with a bank account at my current address
3. Keep my voter registration and apply with a bank account that is not my main one.
4. (The one I would least like to do but will do it means I won't have an application rejected) register, wait a few months for my credit records to be updated and then apply for a credit card.
5. Any other options...

(side note: I have had one credit card, used it once and paid it in full a few years ago)

Help would be greatly appreciated!



  • agrinnall
    agrinnall Posts: 23,344
    10,000 Posts Combo Breaker
    I'd forget about applying for a new card until you can confirm that you are on the electoral register at the place where you now live, which is probably going to be in 2-4 months time.
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