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    • Nickyno
    • By Nickyno 16th May 18, 6:21 PM
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    how much would my balance be?
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    • 16th May 18, 6:21 PM
    how much would my balance be? 16th May 18 at 6:21 PM
    can anyone explain how I work out how much I can balance transfer if my credit limit is 3000 and available for balance transfer 2850. I would also be charged 2.85% of the balance transfer. How much would be transfered?
    how much would my new balance be?

    Is there a calculator anywhere or anyone know how I would work it out?

    Thanks in advance
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    • Superscrooge
    • By Superscrooge 16th May 18, 7:12 PM
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    You can transfer a maximum of 2850
    BT fee would be 2.85% of 2850 = 81.22
    Therefore new balance = 2931.22

    These figures assume you transfer the maximum. The BT fee would be less if you transfer less than the maximum
    Last edited by Superscrooge; 16-05-2018 at 7:15 PM.
    • Dobbibill
    • By Dobbibill 16th May 18, 10:15 PM
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    • 16th May 18, 10:15 PM
    The reason they normally only allow a BT of 95% of your credit limit is to allow for fees without putting your balance over your credit limit.

    Figures above from Superscrooge for you.
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