If you like to spend, you’ll have a lot of credit cards. This is because you have a lot of different expenses, from rent to groceries. And while you are very good at paying off your balances every month, sometimes it’s hard to remember which bill has what due date.
Thankfully, there are ways to manage this—and one of the best is by setting your billing date on all your credit cards to match up with one another. So you need not worry about “when is my credit card bill due?”
Call Your Credit Card Issuer
If you want to set your credit card billing date, the best way is to call your issuer and ask them directly. They’re more than happy to help you out. The person who answers the phone should be able to tell you what date will be on your next statement, or at least get someone who can give you that information. If they don’t know, then ask for a manager or supervisor who does.
Request a Date Change Online
If you don’t have the card with you but have the credit card number and billing zip code:
- Log in to your account at [company name].
- Click “Settings.”
- On the left-hand side of the page, find “Bill Date” and click on it to expand that section of your account settings.
- Enter a new date or select one from a drop-down menu next to Billing Date (if supported by your bank) and click Save Changes when finished.
Find Out If Your Card Has AutoPay
You can set up AutoPay to pay the bill automatically if you have a reputable credit card. This is great for people who forget to pay their bills on time or if you are looking for a way to save money by not having to mail checks every month.
You can also check if your credit card offers this feature by going to its website and clicking “Billing Information” in the menu bar at the top of the page. If no options are listed here, then it doesn’t offer automatic payments.
If your card does offer AutoPay, follow these steps:
- Log into your account using your username and password (which will be different from those used on any other sites.)
- Click on “Billing Information” in the menu bar at the top of the page. If there’s no link labeled as such, look under “My Account” instead; these are most likely different names for basically identical functions depending on which website they’re hosted on).
- Under the Payment Options section, select “AutoPay” if available or click the “Edit” button if not available yet; then follow further instructions.
Watch for changes in your monthly due date
- Watch for changes in your monthly due date. The date you must make your credit card payment can change without notice.
- Keep track of the new due date so that you know when to pay your bill each month. You can set up an alert on your calendar or phone to remind yourself when payments are due!
According to SoFi experts, “When you pay in full and on time, that behavior is reported to the credit bureaus and often reflects well on your report.”
As you can see, there are lots of ways to change your credit card billing date. In most cases, all it takes is a phone call or a few clicks on the internet. You can set your billing date to match your payday if you want!
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