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How to get a higher credit card limit

September 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Credit Card

Almost all credit card holders are aspiring for a higher credit card limit. This is because a higher credit card limit will enable them to make otherwise unaffordable purchases. Credit card holders need to remember that to get a higher credit card limit; they must abide by the terms and conditions of the credit card company or bank.

Below are other ways to get a higher credit card limit.

• The most important thing to do to get a higher credit limit is to prove your creditworthiness. This is the number one thing banks and companies look for in giving a higher credit limit.

• Attract positive attention from the credit card company or bank by paying finance purchases once in a while. However, it is not advisable to make this method a habit and should only be done as a last resort to increase your chances of getting a higher credit limit.

• Proving credit card companies and banks that you are good borrower would definitely convince them to give you a higher credit limit. But be careful as such strategy could only serve the benefit of the companies and banks. A higher credit card limit means greater purchasing power but it also increases the potential of the credit card companies and banks to earn through you through increased interest charges and other fees.

• Always spend within your credit card limit because doing so means that you are capable of controlling your expenses.

• Use your credit card regularly. Don’t keep your cards for emergency use only. If you sue your credit card sparingly banks and credit card companies will be unable to understand your spending and pay back behavior and would be reluctant to give you a higher credit card limit.

• Never make minimum payments. Instead, try to pay for the entire outstanding amount. This would give you better chances of getting a higher credit card limit.

• Avoid late payments as much as possible. Not only do you increase your interest, you also have to pay an additional fine for not clearing bills on time. This would dim your chances in getting a higher credit card limit.

• The best and simplest strategy to get higher credit card limit is to use your credit card wisely. Always keep in mind that credit card companies keep a record of your transactions and payment pattern so always pay your dues on time and never make late payments. Your performance in the records of banks and credit card companies will determine whether you’ll get a higher credit card limit or not.

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