NO! THE OPPOSITE HAPPENS, YOUR CREDIT SCORE WILL LOWER. KEEP YOU ACCOUNTS OPEN EVEN IF YOU HAVE A ZERO BALANCE. NEVER, CLOSE AN ACCOUNT IF YOU CAN AVIOD THIS.
To successfully close an account, you must first have a zero balance on said account. Otherwise, you will still receive bills on that balance, which can and probably will accrue late charges.
Yes but not significantly, unless it is a large amount, close to the maximum limit.
ANSWER Paying your debts in a timely manner doesn't give your credit score best results !!!! Crazy isn't it ! This is called your balance-to-limit-ratio and counts for 30% of your credit score. In order to get best result you have to keep your balances at least 70% away from your limits.
Absolutely!!! Your credit score would go down and interest might be charged. Would be more of a lose for you. Its better to close it with a paid balance!
Generally, after two (2) months, the balance transfer from one card to another only minorly impacts one's credit. The key is the additional or new account and the utilization of the line on the account. If you transfer a balance to a NEW account as part of the application/onboarding process, your credit score will be reduced. If you transfer a balance to an EXISTING account that you don't use regularly, your credit score will be reduced. If you transfer a balance to an EXISTING account that you use on a regular basis, your credit score will either remain the same or be reduced.
I've heard that if you keep your old account open (even with zero balance) can actually improve your credit score. The longer you keep credit card accounts open with out generating massive debt the more likely you'll get a better credit score. Depending on how large your balance is will really determine rather your credit score will get hurt or not (some will argue that it will not change your credit score but the answer varies from one opinion to the other) . You will be charged a fee by your previous credit card company though. Do not close your previous credit card account if you wish to improve your credit score, for some credit score companies may use it as a penalty against you (e.g. FICO).
Canceling cards usually does lower your FICO or credit score; if you have a balance on a card, pay it off or transfer the balance to a lower-interest card. Then take scissors and cut up the old card (and any new ones they send you in the future). But then you don't need to actually cancel it.
A repossession will significantly lower your credit score, regardless of the balance. It will take around 7 years before the repossession is removed from the credit report.
Keep in mind that what you have done in the last 24 months is what considered most. You can be in good standing with your credit card--but not using it properly will still affect your score. As Phil Turner said in his book titled "The Credit Bible" "If your credit card balance is over 30% of the balance, this will affect your score." Those collection account and charge offs will hurt, but not as much in 24 months.
You can use a credit check service to get your credit score. Also, depending upon your credit card company, you can request a free credit score once every 6 months.