I have had a Discover credit card for more than 10 years. This account was closed out a couple of weeks ago due to inactivity. I contacted Discover asking if it could be re-instated and they said they could not but I was welcome to apply to a new account. The question I have is whether a new account that I open with Discover would continue my 10+ year credit history with Discover or would it be considered as if I have a completely brand new credit relationship with Discover? I'd like to preserve my length of credit with Discover as it is helping my credit score. Any advice is appreciated.