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Why did my lender lower my credit limit?

Some banks are lowering credit lines and closing credit card or revolving accounts that have had little or no recent activity. These actions can hurt your score if they result in higher credit utilization (proportion of balance to credit limit); therefore, preserving credit lines by keeping credit card accounts open and using them frequently—while, at the same time, maintaining low balances—can help a score from being negatively affected.

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