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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?

Just to add to this, I think the OP was worried about closing them prior to the balance reporting as $0. I believe the CCC will report the card closed with $0 next month when they update the CRA. You should be good to go.


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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?


_jb_ wrote:

Just to add to this, I think the OP was worried about closing them prior to the balance reporting as $0. I believe the CCC will report the card closed with $0 next month when they update the CRA. You should be good to go.


Thanks exactly what I was trying to figure out. 

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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?

Never....... ever......... close an account with a balnace...close it after it shows $0 balance

If you close with a balance you will see a Fico scoring ding....

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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?


myjourney wrote:

Never....... ever......... close an account with a balnace...close it after it shows $0 balance

If you close with a balance you will see a Fico scoring ding....


Thats what I did. I paid it off to a zero balance, I just didn't wait until it reported. It will show a zero balance when it reports. The reason I did it this way is because my First Premier cards charge monthly fees and i was sick of it.

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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?


myjourney wrote:

Never....... ever......... close an account with a balnace...close it after it shows $0 balance

If you close with a balance you will see a Fico scoring ding....


By balance i believe he is refering to on his CR. Also  with FP they didn't try anything funny when I close my acount with them years ago. Just watch to make sure no fees appear on the account which could go unpaid ,and result in being reported late.



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Re: Is it ok to close CC's this way?


toppers555 wrote:

myjourney wrote:

Never....... ever......... close an account with a balnace...close it after it shows $0 balance

If you close with a balance you will see a Fico scoring ding....


By balance i believe he is refering to on his CR. Also  with FP they didn't try anything funny when I close my acount with them years ago. Just watch to make sure no fees appear on the account which could go unpaid ,and result in being reported late.


Thanks topper you are correct (CR)

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