Credit Card Center Advertiser Disclosure†
11-28-2008 06:15 PM
I just looked at the Change in Terms that came with my latest e-statement and found that it has a new $10/mo "account service charge" which they say over and over is a "finance charge" which does not affect APR. Mind you, when I opened the account a few years ago I did a balance transfer that was given a 4.9% APR for the life of the balance on which I am still paying the minimum payment on each month. Balance is now in the $700-800 range, meaning about $3/mo interest. Quote: The key factors we considered when making this change include the current APR and revolving balances associated with your account.
If it were an annual fee, I could close the account but keep the balance until it were paid but this notice also says that in order to avoid the fee I must close the account and pay the balance in full.
Has anyone else received this notice and is it just me or does this smack of "this was the only way we could legally get around the fact that we said we weren't going to raise your interest rate when in fact we are doing just that."
11-28-2008 06:26 PM
11-28-2008 06:31 PM
[1.] Has anyone else received this notice and
[2.] is it just me or does this smack of "this was the only way we could legally get around the fact that we said we weren't going to raise your interest rate when in fact we are doing just that."
1. yes. there are recent posts here about this.
2. yes. banks are in trouble and want to direct customers (esp. those running low/zero apr lifetime deals too slowly) to pay back the money more swiftly.
11-28-2008 07:28 PM
So, shall I volunteer to be the one to keep up with who wants to be the filing parties to the class action suit or has someone already taken that role?
Why in the world would Chase want to $%*# off their clients who are at least paying them back?? I realize I'm not exactly a golden egg laying goose for them but they won't be getting another red cent from me now.
11-28-2008 07:35 PM