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One APR 24.9%.... The other is 12.9%

Super Contributor

Re: One APR 24.9%.... The other is 12.9%

I have a friend with a Capital One card she hasn't used in 5 years or better.  I talked her into putting gas and some groceries on it to show a little useage after all that time then go for a CLI. LoL

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Valued Contributor

Re: One APR 24.9%.... The other is 12.9%


smakjets wrote:
Ok, I just was approved for Cap 1 Venture with 15K CL and 12.9% APR. My only other card is Cap 1 Platinum with 5K CL and 24.9% APR. That card still is in Credit Steps so the CL will rise at least $500 but that is beside the point. Obviously, I will stop using the high APR card and put it all on the lower one. I guess a balance transfer is in store, too!

My question is twofold: First, since the high APR card is only 4 months old, would calling for an APR reduction be a waste of time? Second, would putting the high APR in the sock drawer subject it to being closed by Cap 1 if I don't use it at all or sparingly?

Did you check the CapOne prequal site prior to applying for the Venture....just curious?

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Valued Contributor

Re: One APR 24.9%.... The other is 12.9%

Ask for an APR reduction, I got one of my cards that started out as a HSBC > 20% APR card down to 13.9%. 

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Re: One APR 24.9%.... The other is 12.9%

Joedtx, I did the pre-qual check on the Cap 1 website and it spat back Venture Rewards with 12.9% APR. About 3 weeks ago, it said the same BUT with 17.9% APR! Who knows what could have happened if I had waited even longer? Probably an even higher SL but I'm very happy with 15K.
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