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    • worriedDan
    • By worriedDan 13th Mar 17, 8:48 AM
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    Interest rate hike rejection rules
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    Interest rate hike rejection rules 13th Mar 17 at 8:48 AM
    Hi,

    If a CC provider increases your rate, I am aware that you can choose to cancel the account, and continue to pay balance at existing rate. Does this mean that the account would show as being defaulted on your credit file, even if you maintained at least minimum payments. ?
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    • rtho782
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    No, but it does mean you wouldn't be able to spend on the card anymore, and they will probably want payment quicker than just paying minimum payment every month.
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    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/reclaim/credit-card-interest-rate-increases


    It isn't a default as such, so it seems as long as you stick to the terms and you repay according to what's reasonable, then you should be fine.


    It is important to note that the rate hike thing doesn't apply to the removal of promotional deals and 0% rates ... it's more to stop people going from 18% APR to 30% APR etc
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