Credit cards are the easiest and convenient way of making purchases or any other payments. Also, it facilitates the cardholder to rebuild credit history, gain rewards with purchases, how interesting is that isn’t it? Without overpaying for your card, get the most from your card with smart tricks
How Credit Cards Work?
- It is the card that provides you short term loan.
- Cardholders can purchase things and can pay the money later to the lender (Credit Card Company).
- The credit card company provides credit limits according to which the cardholder can do the purchase.
- The credit limit depends upon the credit score, income, and account history.
- As you do purchase with the card the available credit simultaneously shrinks.
- Every month the cardholder will receive the card statements.
- The card statement includes total card balance, Available credit limit, list of purchases you have done with the card, minimum payment dues, payment due date.
- Card statement helps you know the amount you must pay off.
- To avoid the interest to be paid, pay the due on time. That is pay before the grace period (before the interest starts occurring).
- The amount of interest you must pay depends upon the cards annual percentage rate (APR),
- APR includes interest rates of the card/any fees of the card charges.
How to Use the Credit Card?
- It's very easy and comfortable to use a credit card.
- You card your payments at any store just simply by swiping your card in the machine.
- You can do online purchases too, just by providing the details to the merchant like card number, expiration date, and CVV number.
- Make sure that using your card should work for you not against you.
- Try to boost your credit score, instead of going to pay interest and other fees.
- To avoid such overpaying on your card, pay your bills on time.
- Check and get aware that how is your interest s calculates, try to figure out that you clear all the payments before or within the grace period.
- Check credit card fees like annual fee, foreign transaction fees, balance transfer fees, Cash advance fees, late payments fees, and returned payments.
- Know your balance and always keep an eye on your payments and the usage of cards.
Credit Cards are comfy to use, but make sure it works for you not against you. To avoid that use it correctly not incorrectly. As you know it gives the facility to do the purchase before paying. But try to pay off before the interest starts occurring. With the proper usage of the card, you can build your credit score and can maintain good credit history. Once you start using a credit card regularly check your report and account activity as it is reporting correctly or not. In this way, you can avoid and can secure yourself from fraud activities and can help you find whether your card is missing or stolen, so you could immediately take action to save yourself.