There might be some hope for many of us who are way over 5/24. It’s not guaranteed but there’s a chance that you can go for some of the best bonuses, which are not even available publicly.
Chase 5/24 Rule
Most of you should have heard by now about the Chase 5/24 rule. You application for certain Chase cards are not approved if you’ve opened more than 5 bank cards in the last 24 months. Some believe it doesn’t exist, but Chase made it semi-official a while back.
The following cards fall under the 5/24 rule:
- Chase branded cards such as Freedom, Slate & Sapphire Preferred
- Chase Ink Business Cards
- Marriott Co-branded personal card
- United Co-branded cards
- Southwest Co-branded cards
The following cards are thought to not be under the 5/24 rule:
- IHG Rewards Club
- British Airways
- Marriott Co-branded business card
New Way to Bypass 5/24 Rule
A post on r/churning gives details about a new possible way to get around the 5/24 rule. It involves a business relationship manager and it can get you approved for business cards. What’s even more appealing, is that you’re able to get bonuses that are no longer available publicly, such as 100K for the Chase INK Preferred, or $500 for Chase INK Cash.
A business relationship manager (BRM) is different from a CPC banker and not every branch has one. If you can get a BRM to put your application through, then it is handled through a specialized business lending department who doesn’t deny applications based on 5/24. It has to be a paper application, not online, to go through these channels. The application process takes a bit longer and recon, if necessary, is also done by this same specialized business lending department.
Getting a BRM to put your application through is the key. If you have a good relationship with any Chase employees, you could ask them to get you in touch with a BRM.
This is not a guarantee, but just a possible option that has worked for one person or maybe a couple of people. You could also check for pre-approved offers in branch. And this is a reminder to always be friendly and polite to bank staff, especially at Chase.
Let us know if you have experienced anything similar or if you try it out.