I have used the maximum amount of credit card limits if that makes sense. I have not maxed out each credit card but I have the maximum amount of credit limit allowed when you add them up apparently. My question is: I just payed off a credit card that had an $8000 limit. Will this help open up some credit that I can use. For instance I am now getting denied for credit card applications since I am "at my max" but will paying off the $8000 limit credit card help me? Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks.