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Charging interest & fees for a closed credit card account

Can a credit card company charge interest and fees after an account has been closed?

I wanted to know about credit card accounts. Once you close an account that still has a balance can they still charge late fees and other fees or are they supposed to stop?

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  • Examine when interest and fees continue to accrue on closed accounts.
  • Look at options for resolving debt issues.

In most cases the answer is yes, the credit card company can charge interest and fees after an account has been closed. What, if any, interest and fees could be added to your balance would be dictated be the specifics of your credit card agreement.

Your best bet would to be to pay off the balance of your debt as quickly as possible. When paying it off, be sure that you don’t get hit with “residual interest” for the days in the billing cycle before you paid the balance in full. “Residual interest” is interest that accrues on some accounts from the first day of the billing cycle in which you paid the balance in full until the date that the bank credits your payment.

Visit our debt help page for more information or review your options by beingmatched with a pre-approved debt help provider.

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