Question by Tonya in TX – Duck: How long will it take credit card companies to lower their interest rate now that the Fed has lowered their’s?
I know that credit card companies aren’t REQUIRED to lower theirs, but they usually do, right? So can I call my credit card company tomorrow and ask for a lower rate, or should I give them a week, or what?
All I know is that about 6 months ago I called my credit card company and asked for a lower rate. It was at 13.99%, and after spending about 30 minutes on the phone with two very nice gentlemen, I was able to lower my interest rate down to 10.5%, and renew or something a promotional rate from 7.99% for 6 months down to 3.99% for the life of the loan. I asked them how often I could do this and they said whenever the rates change, I could call and ask – I might get it, I might not.
I just thought that I might need to give them time to get a new rate into their system, and with it being more than the .25% change that was expected, I thought it might take a little more time. But I’m not a financial wiz, or I wouldn’t be in debt in the first place.
Answer by SPIFIMAN1
Sorry, but your dreaming.
You can always call and ask though.
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