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Credit Cards impacting Credit score!

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Credit Cards
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BlackSwan83BlackSwan83 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Credit Cards
Hi All,

So at the moment i have 5 active credit cards and only really use 3 of them and the other two havent been used in years (they send new cards when old ones expire)

My credit score is currently 915 but unsure if i should cancel any of these cards? Is 5 to many? will my credit score be negatively effected if i cancel cards?

Any help would be appreciated :money:

Thanks in advance

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  • zx81zx81 Forumite
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    Don't worry about the score. It will drop with any change but it's not a factor in lending.

    Cancel cards if you want to, but keep at least two or three to use regularly.
  • Ben8282Ben8282
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    5 cards is not too many.
    From the information provided it is not really possible to comment on what effect cancelling these cards will have on your credit files or your future ability to obtain credit.
    Your credit score is a meaningless number generated for marketing purposes by organisations which do not provide credit but will receive a financial incentive by suggesting financial products that you should apply for. The credit score will not be seen by lenders and will play no part in any decision regarding any future credit applications that you may make.
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