Want to increase your credit limits? Follow these steps

Cynthia Stewart
Jun 18, 2007
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Credit card is a convenient and cashless way to carry money. A single piece of plastic removes all hassles and provides great freebies for spending your own money. It's always great to have a good credit limit. The credit limit in simple terms, is the maximum amount you can spend using your credit card. If a small credit limit is the cause of your concern, don't worry anymore. Just follow these steps and get your credit limit increased.

The credit card issuers don't like to take risks with people who do not follow the terms and conditions properly. The first step towards increasing your credit limit should be to follow the credit card terms and conditions and stay within limits.

Credit card issuing companies do pay great attention to your credit history. If you have a good credit history chances are fair that you will have a good credit limit. If not, try to improve upon your credit history. Make your car loan, mortgage, personal loan or student loans repayment on time. This will give the necessary boost to your credit history and increase your credit limits.

Older credit cards are also a good instrument to increase credit history. The longer you stay with a credit card the better it will reflect on your credit history. It is not a good idea to close old and longstanding credit cards, one should repay all balances on them and keep them in good standing. This will get you the faith of credit card issuing companies, and help increase the credit limits.

An increase in credit limit by all means increases your purchasing capacity and puts more money at your disposal. But, this doesn't mean that you should squander away with the money. A credit card money is a loan and has to be repaid with interest. If you keep this fact in mind, and don't max out your credit cards, things will be great for you and your credit history. Act in this way and credit limit increases will follow you.