Making a payment does not add to your credit limit, but it does free up some available credit for use. In other words, the amount of your payment can once again be used to make purchases. To actually get a higher credit limit, you will have to request an increase from your card’s issuer. You can learn more about that here: http://wallethub.com/edu/how-to-increase-credit-limit/25857/ .
With that being said, it’s important to note that secured credit cards are a bit different. Because your credit limit will generally equal the amount of your refundable security deposit, you can increase your limit by adding to the deposit. More information about secured cards can be found here: http://wallethub.com/edu/secured-cards/19575/ .
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