When applying for MasterCards and Visas, many people who collect credit cards have determined that the issuers of these cards are very sensitive regarding the number of inquiries on our credit files. I’d like to suggest a method of enlarging your collection while not increasing the number of file inquiries.
Applying for more credit cards in your own name
In one hypothetical case, you have an Aeroflot Airlines affinity Visa card issued by The Bank of Moscow. You discover the bank is also issuing Red Army Visa cards. Phone the bank card department and request they transfer accounts. They may even let you keep both accounts and split your current credit card limit between them.
If you have a National Football League Visa account with CitiBank, call them and switch to a new team. This is a more reliable and less tedious method than the necessary evil of filling out applications.
I have not yet determined if there is any difficulty in transferring a MasterCard to a Visa, or vice versa. From what I know about, how banks handle their accounts, this should not be a problem.
Copyright 1989 by Mark Gloger