Discover moves due dates up, check yours today!


Do you use a Discover credit card? If so you'd better check your due dates as the Consumerist reports that many users have logged in to find that their Discover payment due dates have been moved up several days.

Upon reading this I logged into my own account and found that the payment due date I had chosen when I opened the card several years ago, to fit my paycheck schedule, had been moved up to June 1!

For a company who has spent plenty of money pitching a new kind of credit card, one that cares, this move has quickly put a damper on the sunny discover logo that wants to make you a better saver. While a change in due dates is to be expected at Citi or another issuer, the fact that Discover let's cardmembers choose a due date that fits their schedule makes this mass change surprising to say the least.

When questioned about the due date changes, Discover's straightforward explanation was that, "The payment due date is now cycle date minus 5 days, however, our grace period remains one of the longest in the industry at 25 days. Cardmembers were notified back in March and will continue to have the option to choose their payment due date."