To check your Capital One Platinum Secured Card balance, log in to your Capital One account online or call customer service at the number on the back of the card. It's also possible to check your Capital One Platinum Secured Card balance through the Capital One app or by texting bal to 227663.
How to Check Your Capital One Platinum Secured Card Balance
Online:Log in to your Capital One account to see your Capital One Platinum Secured Card's balance.
By Phone: Call the number on the back of the card and follow the prompts to connect with a customer service representative.
By App: Log in to the Capital One app. Your credit card balance will be shown on the home screen.
By Text Message: Text "bal" to 227663. If you haven't already, you'll need to log in to the Capital One website and enroll in text banking for this to work.
It's a good idea to keep an eye on your Capital One Platinum Secured Card balance. If your balance seems higher than it should be, take a moment to look over your recent transactions for anything out of the ordinary.
One way to go from a Capital One secured to unsecured card is applying for a new Capital One credit card that doesn’t require a security deposit. There are also reports of Capital One graduating secured cards to unsecured, but you can’t be sure they’ll make the switch in your case. It doesn’t hurt to ask, though.… read full answer
If you would like to request a switch, you can call Capital One customer service at 1-800-227-4825. Enter your card number and ask to speak to a representative. Then, ask about your options for graduating to an unsecured card. The longer you’ve been making timely payments, the better your chances will be.
There are a few more points to think about before you take action.
Here’s what to consider before going from a Capital One secured to unsecured card:
Your two options are applying for a new Capital One card or asking Capital One to graduate your existing card. Neither is a guaranteed success.
You can ask Capital One to graduate your secured card to unsecured by calling 1-800-227-4825.
Capital One might offer to graduate your secured card even if you don’t ask. That would mean you’ve been a very responsible cardholder.
Some users report graduating from Capital One secured to unsecured after anywhere from 8 months to 2 years.
The more your credit score rises, the better your chances are of getting a new unsecured card or graduating from your secured card. On-time payments are crucial to that.
Other than the deposit, there’s little difference between a secured card an unsecured card. Both report to the credit bureaus and have the same credit building potential.
You can increase your Capital One secured credit limit up to $1,000. You can do this by adding more money to your deposit within 80 days of opening the account. Capital One may also increase your limit after you make your first five payments on time.
If you want to go from a Capital One secured to unsecured card, the best thing you can do is make your payments on time and generally using your credit responsibly. Aside from that, it’s mostly a matter of patience. Once your score has improved, you can either try for a new card or ask if Capital One will graduate you.
If you overpay your credit card balance, the payment will result in a negative account balance, which means the credit card company will owe you money. The next time you make a purchase with the credit card, the amount you overpaid will count toward it.
If you accidentally overpaid your credit card and would like a refund, you can submit a written request to your credit card company. Federal law requires a refund to be sent within 7 business days of a written request, but some card issuers will allow you to request a refund over the phone instead. If you haven’t requested a refund or received credit for the amount by which you overpaid your credit card within 6 months, the issuer is legally obliged to make a good-faith effort to get a check in your hands.… read full answer
Generally speaking, nothing bad can happen due to overpaying, as long as it isn’t a huge overpayment. If you overpay by a lot, the payment could trigger fraud precautions with your card issuer. Overpayment of credit cards can be associated with refund fraud and money laundering, and could cause your account to get frozen or even closed.
That said, there are a few things that won’t happen when you overpay your credit card:
Overpaying will not increase your credit score more than paying in full. Negative balances show up on a credit report as $0 balances. Having a balance of zero is good for your credit score, but you won’t get an extra boost by overpaying.
Overpaying will not raise your credit limit. Overpaying will temporarily afford you more spending power, allowing you to charge a larger purchase than you would be able to otherwise. But, technically speaking, your official credit limit does not actually change.
You won’t earn interest on a credit card overpayment. You won’t profit from overpaying your credit card like you would if you deposited the same amount into an interest-earning savings account. You can’t earn interest on the money you overpay to a credit card account.
Overall, if you overpay your credit card by accident, don’t worry about it too much. The money is legally yours. And if you accidentally trigger a fraud investigation by overpaying with an extra digit, for example, just give the card issuer a call and explain the mistake.
Apart from getting some extra wiggle room with your credit limit for a big future purchase, there aren’t many reasons to overpay on purpose. It’ll only tie up your cash and won’t earn you any interest.
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