You can get a Chase credit limit increase by requesting it over the phone, by calling (800) 432-3117. You cannot request a credit limit increase from Chase online right now, but this option has been available in the past. When you call, you simply have to provide some information about your income, debts, other open credit accounts, and anything else Chase happens to ask for more information on. Chase may either approve you immediately or notify you of its decision within a few weeks (via mail and/or email). If you’re approved for a higher limit, the change will take effect right away and should show up on your next statement.
To qualify for a Chase credit limit increase, you generally need to pay your bill on time for at least six consecutive months and otherwise manage your finances responsibly. You should also strive to use only a small portion – 30% or less – of your current credit limit. Making sure your income is up to date on your Chase.com account could help, too.
Here’s how to get a Chase credit limit increase:
- By Phone: Call Chase customer service at (800) 432-3117. Enter the last four digits of your card number, followed by your zip code. Press “0” to speak with a customer service representative.
- Automatic Increase: Chase may offer you a higher limit if you use your account responsibly. To check, sign into your Chase.com account, click on the menu icon at the top left of the page, and select “Your offers.”
- Online: Chase currently does not allow you to request a higher credit limit online. In the past, you could log into your account on Chase’s credit limit increase page, fill out the form and get an instant decision.
Just so you know, requesting a Chase credit line increase will result in a hard inquiry on your credit report. That means it could lead to a slight, temporary dip in your credit score. But that shouldn’t really matter unless you’re planning to apply for a mortgage or car loan in the next few months.
It’s also worth noting that if you don’t get the decision you’re looking for, you can always apply for a new credit card from a different issuer. The issuer’s desire for new business could lead it to be more generous than Chase.