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How should I handle this situation....

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How should I handle this situation....

Hello all,
 
I just received the Amex Delta Skymiles card (2k CL) and transferred all of my cc balances to it, roughly 1500.  I was wondering how Amex likes its customers to repay balances?  I was looking to pay 200 this month and 500 every month thereafter...Should I pay off the cc in this manner, smaller increments or larger increments??? Thanks in advance Smiley Tongue
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Re: How should I handle this situation....

I would try to keep the UTL under 50%
 
So 2 mo's from now it will be under 50%
 
Go ahead and pay it down - 1500/4 = 375 or something that works for you.
This way you will be at a goof UTL when time to LUV again and your overall UTL will be down- your score should be up.....


Message Edited by Timothy on 06-24-2007 05:25 PM
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Re: How should I handle this situation....

Well...I'm looking to eventually request a CLI, and want to know how I should approach paying off the balance???
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Re: How should I handle this situation....

Oh, gotcha...should have read more haha Smiley Very Happy
 
But in regards to Amex do they like to see small number of big payments or a large number of small payments when paying off a balance???
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oracleicom wrote:
Oh, gotcha...should have read more haha Smiley Very Happy
 
But in regards to Amex do they like to see small number of big payments or a large number of small payments when paying off a balance???


Amex does NOT like high util and small payments.  If you can, pay $500 first then $200 every month thereafter until your below 20% util.  I would not think of doing a LUV until you are at least below 20% util.  With this proposed payment plan you would look for a CLI five or six months after activation.  Sooner of course if you make larger payments.
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Re: How should I handle this situation....

Is the LUV button automatic or do you have to wait for a human to process? Smiley Happy
If we never set higher goals we would never get as far.
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ilovepizza wrote:
Is the LUV button automatic or do you have to wait for a human to process? Smiley Happy

Nope, no humans involved and it's really fast.
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Re: How should I handle this situation....

Wow! How often can you hit it. How does one control them selves from clicking too often?
If we never set higher goals we would never get as far.
sol, credit 101, acr, abbreviations, calc
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ilovepizza wrote:
Wow! How often can you hit it. How does one control them selves from clicking too often?


Personally, I have attained the CL I wanted with my Blue card and will refrain from making out with the luv button.Smiley Wink  You have to wait 30 days now between each TAP.