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RickAstley
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Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
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Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History

I am ready to cancel a credit card that is costing me more than what it might be worth. I am interested in the board's opinion on what impact it may have on me.

Background:
I have recently acquired my 3rd credit card and boosted my credit limit comfortably. My credit history is just less than 2 years old, and my first card was a secured card with an annual fee. I am ready to get rid of the card as the limit is $300 and it has a $29 annual fee, plus $50 deposit.

My 2 newest cards are less than 6 months old with considerably higher limits and reward offerings. Should I hold out one more year with my secured card or go ahead a kick off the cancellation process? My FICO score was 730+ last time I checked before I opened my new line of credit. If further details are needed, please ask.


LSUAfro
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2005
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re: Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History
You are good to go. You don't need that secured card anymore. It will do very little to your score if you cancel it.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 2:27 pm


titmouse
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Member since May 2006
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re: Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History
Dump it


Teddy Ruxpin
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New Orleans, LA
Member since Oct 2006
21763 posts

re: Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History
I'll be the third one to say get rid of it UNLESS you are able to convert the card to a no fee card from the same issuer. That may keep the line's age up even though it really won't matter much.


GetCocky11
South Carolina Fan
Member since Oct 2012
7205 posts

re: Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History
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I'll be the third one to say get rid of it UNLESS you are able to convert the card to a no fee card from the same issuer. That may keep the line's age up even though it really won't matter much.


This. If you used the card responsibly, they may convert it to a no fee credit card. This worked for my wife.


RickAstley
LSU Fan
Reno, Nevada
Member since May 2011
1662 posts

re: Credit Score Impact For Closing CC w/ Short Credit History
I appreciate the responses. I was planning on canceling tomorrow, though I will speak to customer service about removing the annual fee before cancellation. I certainly do not plan to use the card again going forward. It's simply the oldest line of credit I own, yet the credit limit is piddly
This post was edited on 12/6 at 4:23 pm


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