There are several articles that discuss the unfortunate (seemingly true) rumor of Chase automatically denying any credit card applications for applicants who have opened 5 or more cards in the last 24 months.
This is disappointing, given the number of co-branded cards that Chase offers, including several airlines that I frequent. Based on the above articles and others, there seems to be a truth to the concept, however inexact the science is. Is there any confirmation of this from Chase? Especially given that most credit card companies report to and pull from different bureaus; which bureau(s) does Chase pull from and does the 5 credit card limit pertain only to that bureau?