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It is always best NOT to cancel a credit card unless your debt to income ratio is too high. As long as you have no annual fees or any other "junk" fees with the credit card in question it is best to take your balance to $0 and put the credit card away in a safe deposit box or somewhere will it will not be stolen. The longer you have a credit card in good standing ( no late fees payments on time etc) it helps your credit. The credit card company will usually raise your credit limit which will help other low intrest cards also raise your limit when they review your credit history. In short YES canceling your card Can HURT YOUR CREDIT.

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Q: When a credit card company raises your rate and you opt to cancel the card to stay at the lower rate does that negatively affect your credit rating?
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