The credit limit is the maximum amount of money you may charge on your credit card. This limit is mainly determined by your credit risk and your income. So, it depends on the terms of your card and may be changed according to your credit history. If you prove to be a good credit payer, you'll be given a higher limit. That's why before applying for a card consider your credit report and estimate your financial state. Keep in mind that the limit is not a constant figure, it may change as your score changes. And it may not only go up, but also go considerably down. That's why if you want the higher limit you must use your credit lightly, pay all the bills on time and keep your score as high as possible. In this case you'll be able to apply for the best credit cards with the highest limits. The limit of $500 is quite low and is generally available even to people with bad score
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