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3.6. Cancelling old cards when you get a balance transfer

If you want to cancel your old card after moving debt to a new card, the balance will have to be $0. Wait until your new issuer has completed the balance transfer, then contact the issuer of your old card and put in a request to cancel the account.

Make sure you get a reference or written confirmation of the cancellation, cancel any direct debits linked to the account and factor in any fees that may be charged for closing the account.