My bank, whose name I choose not release just yet, submitted a credit card application without my consent or approval. The card was denied by the bank, my FICO was not quite strong enough. After being declined, the application was AUTOMATICLY resubmitted by my bank to an 'affiliated' bank with slightly lower standards who approved me for $500, but immediately applied the annual fee of $60 bucks (ridiculous). This all happened over a month ago and I received no paperwork, card or anything. Fortunately, I check my credit report regularly or I would have never known I had this card. It took me just over an hour to clear all this up Now, I have the all the information down to branch location and I have the individuals name who submitted the application. However, this is where it gets a little sticky. Employees at this bank are being terminated left and right for not selling enough credit cards. I know this to be a fact from several friends I have within this bank - no, it was not one of them, but I am loosely acquainted with the individual as this is my home branch. So the person who put in the application is just trying to save her job. In no way do I justify her actions, especially since I lost a credit line I wanted as a result of this and the FICO points I lost as I have worked so damn hard and am closing in on that 700 mark, but I understand. So where to from here? That would be the question. In no way do I want to attack this one individual directly and honestly the damages I have incurred in no way justify serious legal action. However, I am seriously pissed that this bank would 1. allow such applications to be submitted without any signatures our personal verification, and 2. even if I had applied for their card, who the hell are they to AUTOMATICALLY transfer my app app to some other lending agency with ridiculous rates and high annual fees and low limits? And yes it was the bank and not the individual who 'resubmitted' the app. So what action is there to take?