When is it Necessary to Update Your Credit Card Billing Address When You Are Moving?

When you purchase a new home, there’s a lot more to consider than just physically paying for it and moving your furniture from your current apartment or house, to the new one.

Since you’ve lived in your current place of residence for quite a while, one of the most important things you should be doing is changing your billing address for each account or matter of interest you may have.

If you think about billing statements, it is one of the most important steps to inform your lenders and credit card issuers about your new address, as your mail and bills might still be sent to your previous address.

You must ensure that you receive your billing statements in a timely manner, so you are able to set up the correct credit card payment, in a timely manner. Regarding the important information on your credit card bills, you must also be careful about who gets to see your credit card information.

Should a credit card bill, or any other bill for that matter, be issued to the wrong address, it is common courtesy to not open such a form of mail.

Yet, you may not know who has access to it when it does arrive at the wrong address. That is why you ensure that your billing address is correct, as anyone can commit fraud, should they have access to your details, especially that of your credit card.

How to change your billing address effectively

  • Write your new address on the back of your payment slips when paying your bills in-store.
  • Make your address changes online. It will allow your creditors or credit card companies to be notified about any changes that are required to be made on your billing profile immediately, which they are obliged to change accordingly.
  • Give customer service a call. Keeping their number on your phone, is quite important, as you never know when you’ll need to make a payment fast, change your details, or even negotiate a payment for future references.

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