I'm slightly embarrassed to admit this, but I've had a Credit One Platinum card for over 3 years now. The limit is $900 (started at $250) but I am charged an $89 Annual Fee billed at $6.95 a month. I pay the card in full every month if I have to use it (which I use to keep open), but it's getting annoying trying to remember to pay them $6.95 every month (and if you pay online, they charge you $7.95 the very next month for paying online on top of another AF monthly charge). They will not waive the AF either.
I'm tempted to close this account - my credit has gotten better, still not fabulous. The highest CL it seems you can get with Credit One is $1000 regardless of card. I have other cards that have 3K and 4K on them. I understand utilization and don't think it will harm my UTIL too much. Would you scrap the card??
once you have other cards with 3-4k you close credit one. they have served there purpose.
I personally have had mine for about 2 years and everytime I think about closing it, they increase the limit so I keep it another few months! lol
Great advice. I think I will close it and hope I don't take a hit. I just closed a stupid Chase one that was opened at the same time with a $200 CL.
Am I pushing it by ALSO closing an HSBC card with a $400 CL? It started out at $200 and they only let you get a bump of $100 once every 6 months. Again, I never use it and it's annoying to have it, it seems. I have 2 credit cards (Target and HSBC Discover) with 3K CL's, a Capital One with a 4K limit, and a wamu with 1,750. I want higher CL's but I'm wondering if these crappy dinky cards are holding me back.
...I want higher CL's but I'm wondering if these crappy dinky cards are holding me back.