Congratulations You’re Pre-approved. Analysis of Credit Limit Upselling Letters

Paul Harrison, Marta Massi

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Consumer Action Law Centre (Consumer Action) commissioned Dr Paul Harrison, Deakin Business School, Deakin University and Marta Massi, School of Marketing and Communication, Lumsa University (Rome), to study the psychological aspects of one form of credit marketing - unsolicited credit card limit-increase offers (UCCLIOs). The researchers studied 21 UCCLIO letters – 17 provided by consumers and four provided by banks. They applied theories developed from previous research in the fields of marketing, consumer behavior, behavioural economics and cognitive psychology, and described likely ways in which UCCLIOs influenced consumer behavior and decision making.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherConsumer Action Law Centre
Number of pages52
ISBN (Print)9780980478815
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • credit card limit increase


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