Sunday, January 11, 2009

What is Credit card?

It is a phenomenon that the credit card has become one of the essential needs of everyday life. People use it as they paper money. This is why it is called Plastic money as well.

Such a type of card can be defined as
"It is a particular style of card issued by an institution to its client on the basis of a special contract between the institution and the client. This card gives a tendency to its holder to purchase commodities or services on credit on behalf of the institution, from a particular space mentioned by the institution."

True credit cards have a set spending limit for example $1000, $5,000, $50,000, etc. based on the cardholder's credit rating and current income. If cardholder spends more money, his credit limit increases. If he chronically makes late payments on his monthly bills or skips payments either his limit will be reduced or his credit will be cut off, and the interest rate charged on the balance may be increased.

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