There is no general starting credit limit for all Capital One credit cards, though some Capital One cards list a minimum credit limit in their terms. For example, the minimum credit limits for the Cabela's Credit Card and the Bass Pro Shops® Credit Card are all listed as $300.
Having said that, keep in mind that all Capital One credit limits ultimately depend on your annual income and overall creditworthiness, so it’s hard to say what anyone’s limit will be without knowing those things first.
The starting credit limit for a Capital One credit card is determined based on your credit history and disposable income, and there's really no way to know the credit limit before submitting an application. There are at least two cards in the Capital One portfolio that offer some degree of predictability in terms of your credit limit, but credit history and income still play an important role in those cases:
-The Capital One Platinum offers a credit limit of at least $300.
-The Capital One Secured generally offers a limit equal to your security deposit (it's partially secured so your deposit could be as low as $49 while your spending limit starts at $200).
You can request a Capital One credit limit increase online or by calling customer service at the number on the back of your card. To raise your chances of being approved for a higher credit limit, pay your bill on time for at least six straight months, reduce your outstanding debt, and update the income Capital One has on file. Capital One will be more likely to increase your credit limit if the revised income clearly shows that you can afford a higher limit.… read full answer
How to Get a Capital One Credit Limit Increase Online
Choose the Capital One card for which you’re requesting the increase (if you have more than one card).
Click “I Want To...,” and then “Request Credit Line Increase.”
Enter your your total annual income, employment status, occupation, how much you will spend monthly on the card, your mortgage or rent payment amount, and your desired credit limit.
Confirm the information and click “Submit” to complete the request.
You should receive a decision in just a few seconds. If you’re approved for a Capital One credit limit increase, the new limit will be effective immediately.
Impact of a Capital One Credit Limit Increase on Your Credit Score
When you request a Capital One credit limit increase, Capital One will conduct a hard pull of your credit report, which will cause a short-term dip in your credit score. Capital One cannot do a hard pull without your permission, though.
On the other hand, there are times when you could be eligible for a Capital One credit limit increase without even requesting one. Capital One may offer an automatic credit limit increase if its regular reviews of your account show a history of on-time payments and low debt.
The highest credit card limit you can get is over $100,000 according to anecdotes from credit card holders. But like most credit cards in general, even the highest-limit credit cards will only list minimum spending limits in their terms. The best high limit credit cards offer spending limits of $10,000 or more.… read full answer
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Again, keep in mind that most credit cards only disclose minimum credit limits, if that. So, your limit could be a lot higher based on your creditworthiness.
In order to have a better chance of getting the highest credit card limit possible in your situation, you should make sure to always pay bills on time, use 30% or less of your available credit, pay down your debts, save money for the future, and otherwise make good financial decisions.
No, you cannot overdraft your Capital One credit card. Overdrafts do not apply to credit cards. However, you may be able to go over the limit of a Capital One credit card. But it is up to Capital One whether any particular charge that exceeds your credit limit is approved. Credit card issuers generally use the term “over limit” when referring to spending more than your credit limit.… read full answer
Capital One used to have a policy whereby people could opt in to exceed their credit limit. They were charged a fee for each over-limit purchase, which couldn’t exceed the amount by which they went over. This particular policy has since been terminated.
Going Over the Limit with a Capital One Credit Card: Things to Know
Capital One will assess transactions that put balances over the limit and approve or deny them on an individual basis. There is no fixed amount that you can go over your limit and each transaction is approved individually. So, there is no guarantee that you will always be approved to exceed your credit limit.
Approval of transactions that put your balance over your credit limit is based on Capital One’s eligibility criteria which aren’t disclosed publicly. In some cases, Capital One may decline a transaction that causes you to go over your limit, due to factors such as late payments and having recently opened your account. Capital One no longer charges any fees for over-limit purchases, though. So, if you make a purchase that goes over and it happens to still get processed, you won’t be penalized.
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