In a conversation I had with a Capital One executive, it was confirmed to me that the Capital One Spark Cash for Business credit card will no longer get reported on the cardholder’s personal credit reports. Here is Capital Ones’ official statement coming from a capital One spokesperson “ Our portfolio of small business credit cards report to both personal and business credit reporting bureaus. For new Spark Cash customers starting 10/20, Capital One will no longer report to personal credit bureaus as long as an account remains in good standing”
Previously, all Capital One Business cards did get reported on the cardholder’s personal credit report, unless you got approved for a credit limit higher than $150,000. This has changed, and new applicants for the Capital One Spark Cash will not see the card appear on their credit report. Please note, as of now, this change only reflects the Capital One Spark Cash for Business, not the Spark Miles.
Why is this a big deal?
Capital One Spark Cash is the only business credit card which offers unlimited 2% cashback on all purchases. But even with such a generous cashback offer, many businesses opted out of getting the card as they did not want their business balances to show on their personal credit report and hurt their credit score. Now, these businesses can jump in and take full advantage of the super cashback offer without any worries about their credit scores.
Another reason why this matters is in regard to Chase 5/24. Most business cards don’t get reported on your personal credit report. Therefore, they do not count towards the Chases 5/24 rule. Capital One Business cards do get reported to the credit bureaus and do count towards Chases 5/24. But now that this changed you can feel freer to get the Spark Cash card, without using up a slot towards a Chase card.
Which Capital One credit cards report on your personal credit report
|Reports on your personal credit report?|
|Capital One Spark Cash Plus||no|
|Capital One Spark Cash||If you applied for this card before 10/20/20, then it will report. If you applied after this date then it will not report.|
|Capital One Spark Miles Select Business Card||yes|
|Capital One Spark Classic Business Card||yes|
Which banks report business credit cards to the credit bureaus
Based on this new information I updated this chart to reflect the change.
|Reports business cards on your personal credit report?|
|Bank Of America||no|
|Capital One||Yes, except the Spark Cash Card, and Capital One Venture X Business|
Will Capital One stop reporting all their business cards to the credit bureaus? Will existing Capital One cardholders also get their business cards removed from their credit reports? As of now no. But, I believe this positive change is only a beginner with more to come.