Note that while you can close a card via secure message or chat without having to call up, typically if you call up, the retentions department may offer to waive the fee for another year or give you miles to keep the card. Even if they don’t do that, many cards can be downgraded to a free version and you’ll get a refund of the annual fee. You typically have between 30 and 60 days from when an annual fee is billed to have it refunded if you close a card though some people have had success getting a fee refunded by cancelling a card for up to 6 months after being billed. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
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With AMEX Premium car rental protection luxury cars and SUVs are covered. They had no problem covering the damage that the valet at the S. Regis Bal Harbour did to the Lincoln Navigator that Avis upgraded me to earlier this year. No messy paperwork required, just a quick online claim took care of everything. And yes, it will even cover the $75,000 scratch on the door of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo should you miraculously find yourself in a rented one 😉 … [Read more...] about Just How Amazing Are AMEX Credit Card Protections?
Scotiabank Gold American Express Card Welcome Bonus: 30,000 points How far will that bonus take you: Canada & Continental USA Annual Fee: 1st year free, $99 thereafter Minimum Income: none Points: 4 Scotia Rewards points/dollar 4x the points is pretty appealing, as is the flexibility to redeem points anywhere anytime without restrictions, plus, special exclusive discounts, offers, special amenities and privileges for Scotia Rewards members. The VIP lounge access doesn't hurt either (nor do the 7 types of insurance coverage included!). … [Read more...] about Best Travel Credit Card Canada 2018
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The Chase Southwest Consumer Priority card has a signup bonus of 30K Southwest points and a companion pass valid through 12/31/19 for spending $4,000 in 3 months. The card offers some amazing benefits for Southwest loyalists including 4 annual A1-A15 boarding upgrade certificates, $75 in annual Southwest travel credit, 7.5K Southwest points upon every card anniversary, 20% off in-flight purchases, and the ability to earn tier points towards A-List status. $149 annual fee. The Chase Southwest Consumer Premier card has a signup bonus of 30K Southwest points and a companion pass valid through 12/31/19 for spending $4,000 in 3 months. The card offers 6,000 points every card anniversary, and has no foreign transaction fees. $99 annual fee. The Chase Southwest Consumer Plus card has a signup bonus of 30K Southwest points and a companion pass valid through 12/31/19 for spending $4,000 in 3 months. The card offers 3,000 points every card … [Read more...] about HOT! Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!
Another benefit of the card not reporting on your personal credit report is that when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an business cards from banks like AMEX and Chase it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an effect on your credit score. … [Read more...] about Limited Time Offer: Earn A Whopping 75,000 Miles On The Awesome United Explorer Business Card!