Increase Your Maybank Credit Limit to Earn More Rewards
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Maybank (officially named “Malayan Banking Berhad”) is a universal bank headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While its primary operating “home markets” are in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, Maybank also has locations in the United States as well, with the U.S.-based headquarters located on the 11th floor of 400 Park Avenue in New York City.
Maybank is Malaysia’s most valuable bank according to a 2020 report published by Brand Finance, is ranked fourth by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and ranked 70th globally. Thus, Maybank is a perfect solution for anyone wishing to travel to or conduct business in Southeast Asia, as many U.S. banks make it hard to do so due to trade restrictions.
Why Should I Increase My Maybank Credit Limit?
Despite what most people think, increasing your credit limit isn’t just an excuse to spend beyond your means. Below are two of the most important reasons for increasing your Maybank credit limit.
- It lowers your credit utilization ratio and thus your credit score
The credit scoring model used by the credit scoring service Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) lowers people’s credit scores for using an amount of credit that is close to the total amount of available credit. In other words, FICO considers nearly maxing out a line of credit as a bad sign because it suggests possible financial problems or someone living beyond their means. Lenders view people accumulating too much debt as an increased likelihood that they will eventually decide not to make future payments and/or file for bankruptcy. That’s how the credit scoring model works, even if such risks don’t apply to your specific situation.
For example, if an individual has a credit limit of $2,000 and habitually has a monthly balance of approximately $1,800, they’re using 90% of their available credit. By increasing your Maybank credit limit, you reduce the percentage of available credit you’re using, which in turn lowers your credit utilization ratio, gradually improving your credit score.
- Increasing your Maybank credit limit also allows you to earn more rewards
By invariably paying off your Maybank credit balance on time and in full but not charging a good portion of your expenses to your credit card, you may want to consider starting. By increasing your credit limit, you can use your line of credit to pay for more things without increasing your credit utilization ratio over the threshold. The important thing to do is calculate how many expenses you plan on charging on your Maybank credit card and increase the credit limit likewise.
Now you can increase the amount and type of rewards you earn, such as travel miles, reward points from certain merchants, and cashback rewards. However, finance experts advise not charging everyday expenses on your line of credit—this includes things like gas for your vehicle, groceries, movie tickets, drinks at a bar, among other mundane things. After all, you should view your credit card as a way of improving your life, not making a bad financial situation worse.
The only exclusion from this rule is if you barely ever carry a balance on your Maybank credit card. In that case, using your Maybank line of credit to pay for recurring expenses won’t cost you much of anything and can help you earn more rewards faster. And if used wisely, certain rewards can actually help you reduce spending in specific areas. Some examples include:
- Travel miles can reduce travel costs during vacations.
- Points from merchants can allow you to purchase gift cards for others, get discounts on merchandise, among other things.
- Cashback rewards payback between 0.5% and 3% of your net expenditure in the form of rebates
Additional benefits of increasing your Maybank credit limit include:
- Boosting your overall credit score, helping you obtain other lines of credit.
- Repair or erase any blemishes on your credit.
- Providing an extra layer of protection if there is a sudden emergency.
- Allowing you to make larger purchases more efficiently.
How Can DoNotPay Help Me Increase My Maybank Credit Limit?
we’ll handle the request for you and make sure your credit score isn’t affected without your permission. We’ll ask you a few questions about your current card, income, employment status, and more and send a formal request to your credit provider to ask for a limit increase. Here’s how you can get started:
- Go to the Credit Limit Increase product on DoNotPay.
- Select which type of card you own and your credit provider.
- Tell us more about your card, such as when you first created this card, your current credit limit, what you would like your new limit to be, your card number, and whether you’ve missed past payments.
- Tell us more about your current income and expenses and why you would like to request a limit increase.
- Indicate whether you want to allow hard inquiries to be made into your credit history. Upload a copy of your ID and provide your e-signature.
- Submit your task. DoNotPay will deliver the request letter on your behalf. You should hear back from the card provider with confirmation or a request for more information within a few weeks.
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How Can I Increase My Maybank Credit Limit on My Own?
In most cases, if you continue to use your card responsibly, your credit provider will likely increase your limit automatically. However, if you can’t wait, you can always try asking them directly. Most providers allow you to submit requests through your online account or by phone. But before you rush to submit a request, there’s an important thing you should know:
Credit limit increase requests can lower your credit score. Depending on the provider, if you file a request, they will perform a hard inquiry for your credit information which can lower your score by a few points. This can be a problem if you submit your request online, and there is no option to prevent hard inquiries (also known as “hard pulls”).
To increase your Maybank credit limit on your own, you can go about it one of several ways:
- Allow your credit limit to increase naturally by paying the balance on time, every time, and by not raising your credit utilization ratio.
- Contact Maybank’s customer service and inquire about having your credit limit increased at 1-300-88-6688 (Malaysia), +603-2070 8833, or +603-7844-3696. These are overseas numbers, so long-distance charges may apply.
- You can send customer service an email at email@example.com.
- You may also send Maybank customer service a letter at: Malayan Banking Berhad, Level 14, Menara Maybank, 100 Jalan Tun Perak, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
While doing it yourself may seem simple, it’s important to remember that Maybank might take some time to respond to your request. On top of that, when someone does respond, it’s not guaranteed to go your way.
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