Getting a credit card

What are my rights?

Can a credit card issuer raise my credit limit without my permission?
  • Yes
  • No

We use them all the time — to make purchases, shop online and collect points. They’re practical and convenient. But before you get a credit card, learn about your rights and how to protect your information. 

What you should know

Take action to protect yourself

Common questions

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in November 2019
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Anna Fung, KC, BC Utilities Commission

Anna Fung, KC

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