Sunday, April 5, 2009
Chase Bank in Woodland Hills. A Peaceful Protest is planned for 6633 Topanga Canyon Blvd in the West San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles County).
I may be the only one out there, but I will be peacefully protesting at 6633 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Woodland Hills, CA. because Chase is raising their monthly minimum from 2% to 5% on EXISTING, low interest credit card debt of their most loyal and on time paying customers! My plan is to picket one hour a day until Chase REVERSES their policy.
If I am the only one out there, Chase won't care. Chase will only care if others join in. Please bookmark Daily-Protest.com as other protest blogs come online with additional locations to protest at. This is entirely a grass roots effort, NO MONEY is involved in this protest.
The biggest threat to millions of americans may just be the change in terms to ALREADY EXISTING CREDIT CARD DEBT! Chase Bank has basically decided that they can rework any credit card agreement that they previously offered to their customers at any time, and do it to the severe detriment and hardship of their customrs. Rather than give an incentive in exchange for changing credit card terms, Chase is actually punishing its customers with their change in term proposals.
But the problem is not just Chase. If Chase gets away with chasing down their past credit card offers and changing them in a manner that will cause tens of thousands of americans to default so Chase can close out less profitable accounts, other credit card companies will be pressured to do the same thing.
CitiBank is allegedly about to do the same thing as Chase.
If Chase succeeds, other Credit Card Companies WILL FOLLOW.
So just what did Chase do? First, Chase offered low interest balance transfers to blue collar, honest, always pay on time customers. Chase and other credit card companies enticed their customers to pay off higher interest debt by offering them low interest balance transfer loans FOR THE LIFE OF THE LOAN. Yes, these magical, 3.99 and 5.99 percent loans were to help the consumer pay off higher interest debt specifically because of a consumers excellent credit history.
Presently, all the attention seems to be on those with negative equity and those behind on their mortgages. I have no problem helping those that badly off to try and get by, but to do it on the backs of the middle class that have been diligently paying down these low interest credit card offers is just outrageous, especially when the middle class cannot afford these changes.
DAILY-PROTEST.com is a network of protest blogs that will be peacefully protesting directly in front of Chase Banks across the nation. There is no money or support being offered. That can surely be found right in your community among those that are about to lose their credit ratings due to the credit card companies mishandling of this situation.