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FAQs: The Truth About Cancelling Credit Cards and Business Banking

The average American that carries credit cards has eight credit cards in his or her wallet.  It is natural to think about cancelling some of the cards that you do not typically use.  Plus, many people are concerned about what might happen if their wallet was lost with over $60,000 of credit in it.  Before you cancel your cards, it is important to know how cancelling cards can impact... ❯❯❯

10 Surprising Things That Can Hurt Your Credit Rating

Closing old credit cards Closing old, unused credit cards can shorten your credit history, which in turn harms your credit score. Should you have an old credit card that you've consistently kept in balance, do not be tempted to close it. The longer your credit history, the better. Applying for too many credit cards at once Banks will often inquire about your credit history before... ❯❯❯

Watch out for Hidden Credit Card Charges

Credit cards may seem like a great way to spend money on the things you want, however many hide charges that could lead to you spending more than you bargained for. Find out how to avoid them and be more savvy with your plastic. Cash withdrawals. The majority of credit card providers charge a fee every time you use your card to withdraw cash. Interest will also be applied to the amount withdrawn... ❯❯❯

Managing Your Finances With Debit and Credit Cards

It is hard to imagine or, for the older generation, to remember life without carrying plastic cards wherever we go. Credit cards have been available for many years. Debit cards were introduced some time later, but when most current accounts still attracted interest for staying in the black. At the time, many credit card users couldn’t think of a reason for using debit cards, since they would... ❯❯❯

Are Prepaid Cards Expensive And Dangerous?

Prepaid cards have taken the finance world by storm. While, in the USA, some TV stars have begun issuing prepaid cards under their own name, the UK has seen a rapid rise of prepaid card use in relation to credit cards. The reason for this development isn't hard to understand: Simply put, customers with a bad credit rating are increasingly finding it impossible to get a regular credit card. Since a... ❯❯❯

The Cost Of Credit Cards

Although some choose to rush into getting a credit card, they normally do so without being aware of the costs. A lot of credit cards out there come with hidden costs and charges, and you should always be aware of this before you apply. In most cases, these fees and charges won’t get noticed by the user until it is too late. Credit card holders who aren’t aware of any hidden costs could... ❯❯❯

How To Avoid Late Fees

Although it may be overstated, there is a lot of truth to people ruining their credit score due to missing payments and paying their credit card bills late. The fees can pile up and the interest rates can grow before you know it, and after a while you won’t even be able to pay the minimum amount of payment. If you don’t do something fast - it could be the beginning of the end. To make sure... ❯❯❯

Getting Approved Instantly Online

If you’ve surfed around on the Internet, you’ve no doubt ran across many different credit card companies, offering you cards at what they claim are the best in terms of interest rates and fees. Credit card companies operate both offline and online, and you can even apply for your card directly through their website. Even though many people understand how this process works, there are some... ❯❯❯

Choosing Your Credit Card

As you probably already know, there are many credit cards out there. The one you choose however, should reflect your lifestyle and your ideal spending amounts. If you are looking for the best possible deal and the best company for your credit card, you’ll obviously need to look around at what you have to choose from and what works best for you. The first thing you’ll need to decide when... ❯❯❯

How to Apply for a Credit Card

One of the disadvantages of modern times is that people tend to acquire so many things they don’t really need. Numerous gadgets and services occurred targeting a vast market of consumers and this emergence of various inventions somehow blinded people. Since finances—especially money—is one of the major concerns of many people, a wide array of financial management services and financial... ❯❯❯