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Ever wonder how your credit limit is determined by a bank? Have you ever felt bad about having a low credit limit compared to others? Do you sometimes wonder why you were given a very high credit limit? The “magic number” is dependent on a lot of things, but mainly at how the bank assesses your ability to pay back your credit.

Banks love good credit

Banks are ready to give you a higher credit limit if your credit score is good. There are some banks willing to instantly give you a big credit limit upon application but others may put you on probationary mode where you get low credit limit at first; the amount eventually increases over time when you prove to them that you are capable of paying your loan.

The bank is watching you

Banks and credit card companies in general like to monitor your credit status. While most of them can limit any increases on your credit to at least once or twice every year, you can also be rewarded with a higher number of increases if your credit is really good. Sometimes, having good credit is also unfortunate in a sense that you continue getting higher limits regardless of whether you are capable of affording to pay such an amount or not, so if you are not careful, you may find yourself buried in debt.

What to do to avoid debt

The truth is, credit card companies don’t care about your financial status. They just want to know if you are capable of paying your credit card bills on time. Therefore, you need to tell the bank or the credit card issuer to not give you higher credit limit anymore if you think you have enough. You need to know your own financial limitations first so you can set a boundary with your credit card.

To turn down an increase in your credit limit, a simple call to the bank or your credit card company should do the trick. You may have to send them a letter to ensure that they take action.



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With a continuously evolving world, Allied Banks’ Mission remains constant. Formally known as Allied Banking Corporation, Allied Bank is one the overall largest banks in the Philippines who in terms of assets rank tenth. The other being the United Coconut Planters Bank, Allied Bank is one of the two universal banks in the Philippines that could not be traded to the Philippine Stock Exchange.

Under the laws of the Philippine Republic, Allied Bank was incorporated on April 11, 1977 and awarded by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas the Certificate of Authority to run as a commercial bank on May 20, 1977. December 1981, they were granted permission to operate as a universal bank or an expanded commercial bank.

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