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Close or Hang On To?

I have a Credit One rebuild card leftover from 2015, to which I pay about $8/month fee (AF broken into 12 pays). The CL is $2400. I haven't used the card in about two years.
Question is: Are those monthly pays counting towards my percentage of on-time payments and thus helping my score?
I appreciate the input!
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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Close it. Save $8 per month. Nothing special score wise by paying that fee.
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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Hi and welcome @lostie78 

 

Close it. 

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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Although it is VERY likely that my opinion is to close the card, to give a complete answer it would be helpful to know what other credit products you have, and their limits and balances, as well as your general FICO scores.

 

Also, yes, close it.  Smiley Wink

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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Well, yes, paying off the AF would count like any other payment. BUT I wouldn’t hesitate to close that card. Close it and move on to better things. 

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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Oh that’s easy. Close it. Move on and don’t look back. Good luck 😉

 



 

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Re: Close or Hang On To?

Like everyone else, I would get rid of it ASAP! Smiley Very Happy





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Re: Close or Hang On To?

I am with the consensus and concur, close that puppy down. Your card has served its purpose. 

















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Re: Close or Hang On To?

close it. Many better things to use
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@lostie78 wrote:
 I pay about $8/month fee (AF broken into 12 pays). 

I'm not sure how that AF works with monthly pymts. but once you close it you need to keep logging in and checking to make sure the AF doesn't sneak onto your acct.  I'd watch it until the full year is up and maybe then some.  Even if CSR tells you you're fine; still watch it.  And yes, chunk the muthaSmiley LOL

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