GUIDELINES

  1. When you need to increase your credit limit, you should write a letter for this purpose. Mention your reason for needing more credit. Tell the creditor how good your previous record has been. The tone of your letter should be formal, and the language should be unambiguous and objective.
  2. Get directly to the point and request the creditor an increase in your credit limit.
  3. Mention the reasons for needing a higher credit limit.
  4. Tell them to take a look at your spotless previous record.
  5. Request the creditor to answer your letter.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

We are writing to request a credit limit increase. It is currently at $5,000. Due to some overseas trips, we will be going on in the next quarter of the year, we will need it to be raised to $8,000. We have found your card to be the best in rewards and flexibility and have therefore chosen this to be our primary mode of payment. We hope that you will be able to grant this request after reviewing our payment history, which has been spotless for the past couple of years. Should you need more information, please feel free to give us a call at 434-3434. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Letter example to request an increase in credit limit.

Further things to consider when writing request letters to banks

Request Letters

Request letters are letters written to ask formally or politely for something. Any matter that requires a humble and polite appeal can be put forward using a request letter. It could be a job interview, a promotion, or a favor; a request letter will get the job done. A request letter can be formal or informal depending on the recipient. If you are requesting a friend to do a task for you, for instance, you can choose to go informal. But if you are requesting your manager for a promotion, the letter has to be formal. Either way, a request letter must be sent early enough to give the recipient ample time to process and respond to the request.

When writing request letters, you need to be brief and direct, avoiding any auxiliary information that might weaken the message you are conveying. State exactly and clearly what you are requesting for giving reasons for it. If you are requesting for a raise, for example, explain in details why you think you deserve one. Maintain a polite tone throughout the letter. Close the letter by thanking the recipient in advance and expressing your anticipation for his/her consideration.

Letters to Banks

Letters to banks are letters sent specifically to the banks by their customers. The letters can be addressed to bank managers or any other relevant bank official, based on the situation at hand. There are various reasons why you may want to write a letter to the bank. The most common ones include to request for a new ATM card, to ask for funds transfer from one account to another, or to open or close an account. You can also write to inform the bank about a phone number or postal address change. In all these situations, letters to the bank must remain formal and professional.

Before writing letters to banks, you need to make sure that you have all the information the bank may need regarding your account. Use the standard business greetings. If you know the recipient's name, write to him/her by name. Mention the purpose of the letter. Provide all the necessary information such as account number, name, postal and email address, contact number, etc. as registered with the bank. Be specific and avoid writing the same thing twice. Keep the letter simple and concise. Wrap the letter up by calling the recipient to appropriate action.

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