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The only account I do multiple payments on is Discover due to its low credit line....I am too lazy and prefer it the easy way and PIF once a month on the others. The only thing I try to do is not reporting balances on more than 4 accounts because crossing that 50% number of accounts with a balance gets me a major ding on my scores. But I am also not only looking to report 1 account with a balance...simply too much work for me. The running more than the CL through my Discover did not help..still cannot get a CLI after 1 year....LOL
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Blackrv7 wrote:

I was under the impression cc companies liked their cards being swiped but after reading a thread about someone's multiple payments being frozen another poster stated card companies may look at these multiple payments as a possible issue.


They do like having their cards swiped regardless of payment strategy.  Multiple payments are generally not an issue but creditors can vary.  I can't comment on the other thread as I have not read it.  It's certainly possible that other factors were at play as well.

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The only thing I try to do is not reporting balances on more than 4 accounts because crossing that 50% number of accounts with a balance gets me a major ding on my scores.


The scoring is nuts, on my Cap1 card, I had a $6 balance last month along with a balance on my Citi (which was pif).  Since I only had two cards and was reporting on two cards....when I paid the $6....my EQ score when up 2 points showing the balance on Cap1 as 0 being the reason.....2 points over $6...crazy :smileysurprised:


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My little game two months ago...I let report 7 accounts with 1$ balances and 1 with 7% and lost 50+ points...next month I let 70% util report on Chase and got the ponts back....it is really crazy..1$ reporting = loss of 10+ points but I am glad I found out how easy this can be manipulated :smileyhappy:
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IWOL wrote:

I have quite a few cards but mostly use my Discover it and US Bank card. The limits are $1500 and $3000. Since I spend around $5500 a month through these 2 cards I have to make weekly payments in order to continually use them and not go over the limit.

 

If your monthly charges x 12 exceed your annual income, the credit card company may wonder about it. :smileytongue: :smileyhappy:

 

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@ blackrv7
My little game two months ago...I let report 7 accounts with 1$ balances and 1 with 7% and lost 50+ points...next month I let 70% util report on Chase and got the ponts back....it is really crazy..1$ reporting = loss of 10+ points but I am glad I found out how easy this can be manipulated :smileyhappy:

Was that 70% utl on the Chase, if so what did that equate to as per your total utl?


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yes on Chase and overal is always less than 9%....wanted to test what high util on single cards would do and to my surprise it did not have an affect for my scores. Should have tested with 90% ..maxed out result. Might repeat this test with Discover one day just to see the results.....while CL is still low might use it for experimenting :smileyhappy:
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lg8302ch wrote:
yes on Chase and overal is always less than 9%....wanted to test what high util on single cards would do and to my surprise it did not have an affect for my scores. Should have tested with 90% ..maxed out result. Might repeat this test with Discover one day just to see the results.....while CL is still low might use it for experimenting :smileyhappy:


Thanks, I'll try some experimenting after my scores settle down from my card spree.


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IME, Discover specifically mentioned that they liked my multiple payments - at the time my CL was $3300 , I received a CLI to $7300.
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Both with SP?
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