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Applying for credit then canceling request affect on score?
I applied for a new CITI card today because I wanted to do a balance transfer of my other cards in the amount of $3400. After being approved and speaking with an associate, who told me that I can't do a balance transfer from my old CITI account to this new CITI account, I asked to cancel my request for the new card and instead applied for a DISCOVER card.

Does this request, then subsequent cancellation, then application for another card have a strong negative impact on my score?

Also, does asking for a line of credit increase immediately after activating it (in order to do the balance transfers) have a negative impact?

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