Can I cancel my credit card?

by gabriel.kutch , in category: Banking and Credit , a year ago

Can I cancel my credit card?

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2 answers

by tess.kassulke , a year ago


Yes, you can cancel your credit card. However, it is important to understand the implications of canceling a credit card. Cancelling a credit card can potentially impact your credit score, so it is advisable to consider the following factors before making a decision:

  1. Unused credit: Canceling a credit card means reducing your available credit limit. This can increase your credit utilization ratio, which may negatively affect your credit score. If you have a low credit utilization ratio, canceling a credit card might not have a significant impact.
  2. Length of credit history: If the credit card you are planning to cancel is one of your oldest accounts, it may have a more substantial effect on your credit history length. A longer credit history is generally beneficial for your credit score.
  3. Closing fees or penalties: Some credit cards may have cancellation fees or penalties, especially if you are canceling before a certain period. It is important to review your credit card agreement or contact your credit card issuer to understand any potential fees.
  4. Rewards or benefits: Consider any rewards or benefits associated with your credit card. If you cancel your card, you may lose those rewards or benefits, so it is crucial to evaluate the value of these perks before canceling.

Before canceling a credit card, it is recommended to pay off any outstanding balance and consider alternative solutions such as reducing the credit limit or simply not using the card. Additionally, it is always beneficial to consult with your credit card issuer or a financial advisor to fully understand the potential impact on your credit before making a decision.


by kay.wiza , a year ago


Yes, you can cancel your credit card. However, the process and requirements may vary depending on your credit card provider. Usually, you can call the customer service number on the back of your credit card, inform them of your intention to cancel, and follow their instructions. They may ask you to provide information about your account before processing the cancellation. It's important to pay off any outstanding balance on the card before cancellation and to understand the potential consequences or fees associated with cancelling.