My WAMU card turned into a Chase card. We won't talk about how I really feel about that other than to say that I'd rather have Cap1 get it than Chase.
I have had lots of CC bought up by different banks over the years. Not a big deal in the past.
Here is an article on how a shutdwon would play out.
HSBC is going back to China (i.e., withdrawing from certain economic activities in the U.S.) The Chinese are very uneasy about the American economy.
I read that HSBC is dumping it's entire US card program (explains why no CLIs). Cap 1 made a bid but Cap 1 bought another high dollar asset recently so may not end up with HSBC portfolio. HSBC has stated that they will close the division if no one buys it.
I have a household bank card and don't want to be a cap 1 customer. Since I have like 1 hard inq I think it's time to replace the hb card. I only have 2 cards. I don't want HB to close account for me, or sell it to Cap 1.
The hb card was a rebuilder I have outgrown anyways. My other cards a chase amazon.
Anyone else had credit cards bought out by other banks? What was your experience?
If you're feeling that you've outgrown the HSBC card, it may be time to close it (or sockdrawer it) regardless. Does this card have an AF (IIRC, it does)? If so, and you feel you've grown beyond it, you may want to close it. If not, you may want to sockdrawer it.
In the meantime, are you feeling like you've built your credit enough to app for a more long-term card? Or are you comfortable with only one card open (that makes some folks feel a little vulnerable)?
if HSBC does get bought out by another lender/creditor, how will that affect my current BBRZ MC reporting if i decide to just keep the card? will it close the HSBC TL on my report and then a new one under the new company pops-up? or would the name just update and its business as usual?