Posted on: Feb 11, 2015
Do you want to change your credit card? Here are the best time to do it!
1. Be Aware of New Bonuses
This is such a competitive market that there are always new offers if you apply for a new card.
You need to check on a regular basis for latest amazing credit card offers and Silver is the best app for that. If there is a better offer for you, then this is time to apply for a new card that will earn more benefits.
2. It’s in your interest to switch to a new card after 1 year
Credit Card issuers provide the best offers to their new clients. You have no interest to stay with them after 1 year.
You can always ask for a retention bonus. You call their customer care and ask them if there is a specific bonus if you decide to stay with them. Otherwise, you just transfer your credit line to a new card with the same credit card issuer.
For example, let’s say you have 2 Chase cards (a Chase Freedom and a Chase Sapphire), if you want to close your Chase Freedom, ask Chase to transfer 90% of your credit limit to your Chase Sapphire before you close it.
You can also open a new card and if they decline your application you tell them that you are willing to close another card and use the credit line available.
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