I would like to cancel my Credit card. In the online portal, there are no links that permit me to cancel the card online and receive an instant verification that it was closed successfully.
Due to this, I assume that I will have to call the number on the back of my credit card, be directed to Customer Retention after I inform them I wish to cancel the card, and hassle for some time period before they give up and initiate the process to cancel my account.
I don't like this option because I won't get any kind of verification aside from the call center employee's word that he canceled my card.
What is the standard operating procedure for canceling a credit card and verifying it was successfully closed as quickly as possible?