Tip: Update Your Online Billpay When You Get a New Credit Card Number

There will be times in your life when you need to get a new credit card number because your existing one has been compromised. You might think you’re done when you receive your new card and activate it but there are some additional steps you should think of after you’re done activating your new shining spending card.

Chief lesson I learned today: Remember to update your online billpay and e-bill delivery if this happens or you might miss a bill like I did. I tend to be very habit driven when it comes to bills and I rely on the online billpay to let me know when I have an unpaid bill.  Until I can get that set back up, I will have to get these statements outside of that system.  I’ve updated my monthly calendar reminders to pay bills with a note to make sure that I try to get statements for bills that are not in online Billpay.

My statement from Chase this month included a late fee and finance charge.  Chase was willing to waive charges with little hassle given the circumstances involved.  Don’t be afraid to ask politely for them to work with you in a case like this.

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