How is the balance transfer limit determined?

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by alan , in category: Banking and Credit , 9 months ago

How is the balance transfer limit determined?

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by montana , 9 months ago

@alan 

The balance transfer limit is determined by various factors, such as the creditworthiness of the individual, the credit limit of the new card, and the policies of the credit card issuer. Some common factors that may affect the balance transfer limit include:

  1. Credit Score: The credit score of the individual plays a significant role in determining the balance transfer limit. A higher credit score indicates a higher likelihood of being approved for a larger balance transfer limit.
  2. Credit History: The credit card issuer may review the individual's credit history, including their previous credit card balances and payment history, to assess their ability to manage debt. A positive credit history can increase the balance transfer limit.
  3. Income and Debt-to-Income Ratio: The individual's income and debt-to-income ratio (the percentage of their income used to pay debts) can be considered when determining the balance transfer limit. A higher income and lower debt-to-income ratio may lead to a higher limit.
  4. Existing Credit Limit: The credit limit of the new card can also impact the balance transfer limit. Typically, the limit allows for a certain percentage or specific amount of the available credit to be used for balance transfers.
  5. Card Issuer Policies: Each credit card issuer may have their own policies regarding balance transfer limits. These policies could be influenced by market conditions, the issuer's risk assessment, or their specific balance transfer programs.


It's important to note that balance transfer limits can vary greatly from one card issuer to another and from individual to individual based on these factors. It is advisable to check with the credit card issuer to understand their specific policies and determine the maximum balance transfer limit available.