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    Procedure to get a credit card

    Hello people,

    I'm an English learner from Japan.
    I've just come to wonder if there's a certain phrase for when credit card companies check their customer's (applicants or card holders) financial state.
    If you know a common phrase that everyone recognises or maybe a simple website about the credit card, please let me know.
    It's not that I work for a bank or anything. I would just like to have a basic idea how the terminology works in English.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Kengo; 03-Apr-2011 at 07:55.

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    Re: Procedure to get a credit card

    Quote Originally Posted by Kengo View Post
    Hello people,

    I'm an English learner from Japan.
    I've just come to wonder if there's a certain phrase for when credit card companies check their customer's (applicants or card holders) financial state.
    If you know a common phrase that everyone recognises or maybe a simple website about the credit card, please let me know.
    It's not that I work for a bank or anything. I would just like to have a basic idea how the terminology works in English.

    Thanks in advance.
    That's called a 'credit check'. They check your credit (status). They perform/do a credit check on you.
    It sounds simple, but that's the term used.

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    Re: Procedure to get a credit card

    @ Raymott

    Thanks for your quick response.

    I does sound simple but makes a lot of sense.
    I would've wasted another couple of days straggling.

    Thanks again. I feel clear now.

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    Re: Procedure to get a credit card

    You can also run a credit check.

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    Re: Procedure to get a credit card

    @ Tdol

    Thanks for your response.
    It's good to know another variation so I won't be puzzled when encountered.

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