An expired credit card is one in which the physical expiration date on the card has already passed the current time. There is no standard amount of time for a credit or debit card’s expiration. It typically depends on the policy of the issuing institution and the credit history of the applicant. Applicants with longer or better credit ratings usually enjoy a longer expiration period. When a card has expired or is nearing expiration, most credit card companies will notify the card holder if they are still in good standing. Otherwise, the issuing institution may elect to allow the credit card to expire without renewing it.
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