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Discussion in 'Credit Talk' started by ero2, Aug 18, 2003.
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None that I know of. I think MBNA is one of the most predatory lenders out there. When one of my accounts was sold to MBNA, I paid it off and closed it as soon as possible, before they could do any damage.
Only positive I could think of is to have lower % of utilization, but you could open any card and accomplish that.
I have an MBNA card, I have never had a problem. They offer lots of "teaser rates" and have upped my line on a regular basis.
I won't DUMP IT
I will SOCK DRAWER IT
It is my HIGHEST limit (even though I have not got ANY limit increases in 7+ years)
I will keep it for DEBT TO CREDIT LIMIT help
I would trade it (QUANTUM) IF I COULD for AMTRAK VISA card 1:1 trade for UNITED MILES...or AAA card -$0.05/$1.00 PAY AT THE PUMP FOR GAS
Yeah, I feel the same way. The only reason I'm keeping my World MC is because of the high limit which really helps my ratios. The points expire after 5 years so I can't really do much with them. Don't really need the 5,000 point rewards. Mainly using my AMEX Starwood to rack up points for hotel stays. Marriott Visa for places that don't take AMEX.
since my recent apps it is now my lowest limit besides my best buy card and my weird chase plat.
I have 10,000 stockback (50.00$ balance)
10,000 Amex optima plat (0.00$ balance)
5,000 BofA platinum (16.00$ balance)
3,000 crap one student card (0.00 balance)
Amex gold charge (989.00$ balance)
chase plat 800$(400.00 baalnce revolving at 0%)(don't ask me why I got 10,000 on stockback and this on plat)
stockback and Amex gold are everday cards,
carry balances on chase plat and optima plat,
will use B of A plat for carrying balances after chases 0% till 04 is finished, then combine CL from chase plat and stockback or close chase plat all together because 800$ limit for a balance carrying card is a joke.
So MBNA will be a sockdrawer card for life with my crap one, or I could just cancel it. I will keep my crap one because it is my oldest line and my accounts are all still very new, but think I may just close MBNA. I don't know
George, were you at 6.99 when chase jacked you to 16.24? I was thinking since I am "eligible for the 6.99" after my 0% expires, that I would keep both chases, one for everyday (stockback) and one for carrying balances at 6.99. Or is it worth the extra 1.2% to carry balances on my amex optima knowing they won't rate jack?
"GO-TO" WAS 11.74% (BEFORE IT WAS "JACKED") AFTER THE 0.00% BT EXPIRED...
(0.00% IS STILL GOING TILL THE END OF AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER)...but I dumped it...and closed it...
They said I don't QUALIFY or it is not available..."YOUR BUDDY MUST BE MISTAKEN ON THE INTEREST RATE"
What got me TOTALLY TICKED AT CHASE is that I was DENIED a second card based on a BOGUS 30 day late...
I was given a second "HARD" no PP (for reconsider my application that I said FORGET IT SINCE IT WILL BE ANOTHER HARD)
I was DENIED any lower rate if I kept the account open...NOT 11.74%...NOT 6.99%...NOTHING IN BETWEEN
WHEN I CLOSED IT THEY DID NOT EVEN WIMPER!!!
You wouldn't think that a BOGUS 30 day late would be such a big deal
so should I just go ahead and close MBNA or wait till I hit 10,000 and get quantum, or does quantum have no benefits either?
I personally like MBNA. They have been good to me. I would keep it. You never know when you may need it and it would suck to one day need it and not have it. They have been ok for credit limit increases for me (though I think I have maxed out with them - they won't increase anymore). You have already taken the hit for the new account. I would keep it. It doesn't hurt to keep it.
you dont need 10K to get quantum
i got it with 9800 (quantum worldpoints). i think the standards have changed.
anyhoo. I've run MBNA at BT rate ever since i got them, they've never jacked me. My apr isn't the best (goto) is 9.9% cash and 9.9% purchase.
if you ignore the 3.7% BT, you'll get 1.7% bt, ignoring that will then yield a 0% BT offer (with a fee). But if you calculate the amount borrowed versus the fee you generally find if you are borrowing lots of money that it is still a good deal, and mbna gets theirs (fee).
They love BT fee's more than life.
I've got a gazillion inquiries and my balances shift all around all the time (which induces higher debt ratio lag due to credit bureaus not playing fair on reporting requirements). A little dispute action keeps them busy.
mbna reports fast to experian but slow to the rest, btw.
I'm ignoring ALL the BT's from MBNA due to the $75.00 fee...I WAS TOLD THAT I CAN'T GET 0.00%...LIKE I'M NOT GOOD ENOUGH...or "YOU MUST BE MISTAKEN...WE DON'T OFFER 0.00% BT's"
My 4.70% is still offered...