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Chase credit cards do not allow credit balance

My Chase credit card statement balance for last month was $700


My Chase current credit balance is $400 due to holiday gift return credits from merchants.


To avoid any doubts on interest payment if not paid full balance, I tried to pay full statement balance on Chase online, but it does not allow payment which results in credit balance on card.


I have 18 other credit cards and though not for all but for many cards, I did not run into such situation.


As I mentioned in my other post, to pay property taxes of $18,000 to get 6.25% cash back on initial BoA credit card offer of 5% cash  back on everything with 25% bonus, I first paid the credit card and then charged the credit card to avoid high utilization rate with that transaction.


I donot intend to maintain credit balance on all cards but when ran into issue, I want to share my observation.

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Re: Chase credit cards do not allow credit balance

try pushing through your bank? 

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Re: Chase credit cards do not allow credit balance

Good point. I already paid. I will try next time to see whether it works.

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Re: Chase credit cards do not allow credit balance

creditnocash wrote:

try pushing through your bank? 



Many other creditors won't let you pay an amount that exceeds the current balance, unless you send them a physical check or an e-check through your bank. 

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Re: Chase credit cards do not allow credit balance

Yeah, this is pretty common...none of my cards allow me to have a credit balance unless I push the payment through or have a return go through.

Alliant CU (12/11, $12.5k); Chase Freedom (3/12, $3.3k); Discover IT (7/12, $30.5k); American Express Blue Cash Preferred (10/13; $26k); Capital One Venture (3/15; $24k)

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