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6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Chase)

6 Expert Tips → How to Increase Credit Limit (Chase)

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Ashley Dull
By: Ashley Dull
Updated: October 10, 2019

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JPMorgan Chase & Co., known simply as Chase, is one of the most popular major credit card issuers in the world, thanks in no small part to its diverse offering of rewards credit cards. And as a credit card user, increasing your credit limit can potentially deliver positive results to your credit report as your credit utilization ratio decreases.

Keep reading for tips to increase your credit limit. Chase provides a couple of options to request a credit limit, which are detailed below. Or you can apply for a new card with a higher limit.

Call or Login Online | Choose a New Card | 6 Tips from Experts

1. Call or Do it Online

1. To reach a Chase credit analyst over the phone, call 888-245-0625.

2. To request and increase via your online Chase account, click here.

Screenshot of Chase's login.

Obtain an answer instantly on Chase’s online portal.

Just sign in with your user ID and password, or create an online account if you haven’t done that yet. To create a new account, you’ll need your social security number, credit card number, and a phone number or email address.

2. Choose a New Chase Credit Card

One way to obtain an increase is to request a new Chase card with a higher limit than your existing card. You may even be able to reallocate a portion of the new credit amount to the card you originally wanted increased as well. Here are some of the best Chase high-limit cards currently available:

EXPERT'S RATING

★★★★★
5.0

OVERALL RATING

5.0/5.0
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on all purchases.
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49 - 25.24%.
  • 3% intro balance transfer fee when you transfer a balance during the first 60 days your account is open, with a minimum of $5
  • No annual fee
  • No minimum to redeem for cash back
Intro (Purchases)
Intro (Transfers)
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed
0% Intro APR on Purchases 15 months
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers 15 months
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
$0
Good/Excellent

EXPERT'S RATING

★★★★★
5.0

OVERALL RATING

5.0/5.0
  • Earn a $150 Bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn 5% cash back on up to $1,500 in combined purchases in bonus categories each quarter you activate. Enjoy new 5% categories each quarter!
  • Unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases - it's automatic
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 16.49 - 25.24%.
  • 3% intro balance transfer fee when you transfer a balance during the first 60 days your account is open, with a minimum of $5.
  • No annual fee
Intro (Purchases)
Intro (Transfers)
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed
0% Intro APR on Purchases 15 months
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers 15 months
16.49% - 25.24% Variable
$0
Good/Excellent

EXPERT'S RATING

★★★★★
4.8

OVERALL RATING

4.8/5.0
  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • Named "Best Premium Travel Credit Card" for 2018 by MONEY® Magazine
  • $300 Annual Travel Credit as reimbursement for travel purchases charged to your card each account anniversary year
  • 3X points on travel immediately after earning your $300 travel credit. 3X points on dining at restaurants & 1 point per $1 spent on all other purchases. $0 foreign transaction fees.
  • Get 50% more value when you redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
Intro (Purchases)
Intro (Transfers)
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed
N/A
N/A
18.49% - 25.49% Variable
$450
Good/Excellent

+ See more Chase credit cards

3. Read the “6 Expert tips” for Increasing Limits

If you decide to contact Chase by phone about increasing your limit, we highly recommend you learn the ins-and-outs of credit limit increases before doing so. Here is a collection of tips from a credit card expert:

You’ll learn whether or not you’re prepared to request an increase, what to say and what not to say, the information you’ll need to provide, and more.

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