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    • I've taken out a large portion of my available credit in the last month and I know some of them are going to reduce my limits or close my accounts. Originally I wanted to take everything out but I've decided to keep some on the cards and take more out later if I need to. From experience I know BOA, Chase and Amex balance chase when your usage goes up. But is there a list of all the banks that do that? Other than those 3 banks I have PNC, Citi, and US Bank. 
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