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tidbit1
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Combining credit cards question

My hubby and I both have a couple of the same cards (target, juniper)  I don't like having to keep up with the seperate statements, so is there a way that the CCC's would combine our cards & limits together into one card? 
 
I would like to be able to do this without a hard pull on our scores - and without looking like we are opening/closing new accounts..   is this possible?
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FaircreditguyFL
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Re: Combining credit cards question



tidbit1 wrote:
My hubby and I both have a couple of the same cards (target, juniper) I don't like having to keep up with the seperate statements, so is there a way that the CCC's would combine our cards & limits together into one card?
I would like to be able to do this without a hard pull on our scores - and without looking like we are opening/closing new accounts.. is this possible?





Best guess is no to combining the cards. It won't hurt to ask.
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TheNewWorldMan
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I always recommend against combining CCs...why turn two positive, FICO-helping tradelines into only one?
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Re: Combining credit cards question

You can close two of them and make the two you keep joint accounts.  They will send you paperwork to add DH or DW to the other account but it will probably cost you an inquiry.
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tidbit1
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Re: Combining credit cards question

We only have one positive tradeline each for each of the cards - I was wanting to combine them to joint cards and combine the credit limits.  The reason I wanted to do this is to make it easier to keep up with the payments, limits, etc.
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FaircreditguyFL
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Re: Combining credit cards question

...but can you reallocate the funds?
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Re: Combining credit cards question



tidbit1 wrote:
We only have one positive tradeline each for each of the cards - I was wanting to combine them to joint cards and combine the credit limits. The reason I wanted to do this is to make it easier to keep up with the payments, limits, etc.



I take it you would rather have a higher CL. Otherwise, It would not make sense to combine CL.
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tidbit1
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Re: Combining credit cards question

Yes, we would like to combine the CL - he has 500 and I have 200 ..   we are both in the process of rebuilding our credit..  they just increased his CL a month ago from 200 to 500 but haven't increased mine.  I can't imagine ever charging 700 at Target, but the credit increase would be nice for our scores.
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FaircreditguyFL
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If you are both attempting to repair credit, DO NOT combine CL. Purchase & PIF, purchase & PIF, purchase & PIF. Repeat, repeat, and repeat.
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Re: Combining credit cards question

Okay, thank you for the advice - I will leave them as they are!

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