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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎07-16-2008

No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

I have a Plat. HSBC that used to have $1700 cash advance limit that was just lowered to $850.  My orchard was also lowered from $400 to $150.


I dont care about cash advances, but wanted to give a heads up!  My credit line is still good... thank goodness.  Dont touch that HSBC!!! 

Established Contributor
Posts: 565
Registered: ‎02-21-2008

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

I have 3 HSBC cards. The only one that had a cash reduction was the Direct Merchants Bank Card. $6250 cut in half The limit of 12k is still there. The other card is a GM issued by HSBC limit and cash is 16K and the HSBC Platinum Card is 6k, cash limit same
New Contributor
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎02-06-2008

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

I noticed the same thing on my HSBC card but like you I don't care about the cash advances (I just shred those pin numbers as soon as I get them).
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Posts: 3,879
Registered: ‎01-10-2008

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

there have been a couple of recent threads.  here's another one:

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Posts: 356
Registered: ‎02-28-2008

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

Mine was decreased from $300 to $75. The odd thing is that this was the first time I ever (in 12+ years) thought of taking cash out. My rent was due the other day and I was going to take out some extra $ then pay it off when I get paid this weekend. Oh well. Smiley Sad
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Registered: ‎02-19-2009

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

I have an HSBC mastercard, never late, $8500 credit limit, keep a revolving %10 balance which I pay off every month.  I have $658 on it right now and just logged in this morning to pay it off and my credit limit dropped to $560!!!!!  I called HSBC and I got a southeast asian man that couldnt answer my questions as to why it was lowered and no one told me, all he said is that it was a "business decision"


  Now Im $98 over limit which they said would not affect my credit and there are no fees applied but I expect to get screwed over this.  Of course Im upset and want to close it but this is my oldest account at 6 years old.  Closing my account with them isnt going to hurt them, no on will blink and eye but it will hurt me.  But I do plan on never using the card again knowing that my credit limit could drop at any minute for no reason.

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Posts: 3,279
Registered: ‎08-03-2007

Re: No biggie, but HSBC decreased the cash advance limit

Several forum members have posted about this recently. I guess HSBC is feeling the effects of the crunch like every other CCC.
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