Posted in Credit Card Information on December 2nd, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – 1 Comment
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If you are new in using Credit Card, You need to understand how it works. The first thing you need to know is your payment cut off. Payment cutoff date is important because everything you buy through your credit card before this cut off dates is the amount that you need to pay as soon as possible after the cutoff date. However credit card user are given a grace period, which is about 20 days, but it depends on your credit company.
If you pay in time you will not be charge of any interest on the amount that you use before the cut off date. However if you fail to remember your payment deadline, head ache starts because you need to pay late payment fee plus the charge of being late.
So credit card is good if you will be able to pay on time and use it only during emergency. But do not treat every time you see a sale on mall or online purchasing as emergency. If you make it a habit to be an impulsive buyer, trust you will be having lots of debt from your credit card company.
I use my credit card for my online business and other payment that involves monthly payment.
Posted in Credit Card Tips on December 1st, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
I would like to share on how I am reminding myself not to forget about my payment deadline for my credit card payment.
Actually it is easy, the moment that I received my monthly bills, I make sure I will open my Google Calendar and put all the payment details on a particular date. Then I am turning the option of Google Calendar to notify me through text message about my deadline at least 5 years before my payment date. In this regard I have my enough time to go to bank or pay online not to have a late charge fee.
I believe it’s a great tool to be reminded, busy people tend to forget payment deadline and result to fee. I would rather buy a great dinner than to pay fee because of negligence.
Posted in Credit Card Information, Opinion on December 1st, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
The Consumer Credit Directive, set to take effect on the 1st February 2011, is a new set of rules designed to make things clearer for borrowers. However, some experts have noted that it could actually lead to an increase costs and in some cases make things more confusing.
The new rules will oblige lenders to provide prospective borrowers with more detailed information on credit products, including the long-term costs and the consequences of failing to keep up with repayments. Lenders will also have to inform people if their application for credit has been rejected due to information received from a credit reference agency.
There will also be changes to the way APR is advertised. Currently, lenders must advertise the ‘typical’ APR on all their products – defined as the rate that at least 66% of customers are offered. But from February, lenders will have to advertise the ‘representative’ APR – the rate that at least 51% of customers receive. This potentially means that fewer people will have access to the rate advertised.
Lenders will also be made to carry out more detailed credit checks on all credit applicants. But experts have suggested that the increased cost to the lender of carrying out these checks, combined with the additional information they must provide, could ultimately be passed onto consumers in the form of higher interest rates.
A credit cards expert at Think Money (www.thinkmoney.com) said: “Credit card providers have to include their typical APR on their advertising, but many people don’t realise that this isn’t the rate everyone receives. The actual rate offered can depend on a number of factors, including the borrower’s credit rating.
“This is just one reason why searching around for the right deal is important. Equally important is not just accepting the first deal you’re offered – if you’re offered a higher interest rate than anticipated, it might be worth waiting a while and looking elsewhere.”
Posted in Credit Card Tips on November 30th, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
I don’t think there is a best credit card, every credit card has it’s strength and weakness. Every Credit card promises good things, but i think it all depends on users. The user should know how to use the credit card properly. By avoiding late penalties, through paying on time. Credit card is a best source of capital if you have a business, money from credit card can be used without interest if done properly.
But be careful improper use of credit could also ruin your business.
Posted in Credit Card Information, Credit Card Tips on November 28th, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – 2 Comments
Just want to ask our readers. What Do You think is the best Credit Card ? Visa, Master Card, JBC or any other card available in the market.
Which card gives great freebies or rebates based on your experience. This will help other people who are looking for information about Credit Card.
We hope to get feedback from our readers.
I do have both VISA and Master Card and both of them have their own strength and advantages.
Posted in Credit Card Tips on November 18th, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
Credit Card Cash Advance is possible for every credit card, however there is a certain limitation in each account. It all depends on your credit rating with the bank, if you are a good payer then there is good a chance that they will give you a higher percentage based on your credit limit.
Please be reminded that when you make a Credit Card Cash Advance, you will be entitled to an automatic Credit Card Cash Advance Fee.
Based on experience, It is not advisable to have cash advance from Credit Card, it is wise to just use your credit card in your purchase instead of using your credit card for cash advance.
Just a friendly reminder.
Posted in Press Release on November 15th, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
Here is a press release that was provided by Federal Reserve Board last June 15, 2010, the said law will be implemented on August 22, 2010. I think it will be really good for us credit card user. The top credit card company might not be so happy with the new rule since it will definitely decrease their income. So here is the new credit card rule :
Release Date: June 15, 2010
For immediate release
The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday approved a final rule to protect credit card users from unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees and to require credit card issuers to reconsider interest rate increases imposed since the beginning of last year.
“The new rules require that late payment and other penalty fees be assessed in a way that is fairer and generally less costly for consumers,” said Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth A. Duke. “Card issuers must also reevaluate recent interest rate increases and, if appropriate, reduce the rate.”
Among other things, the final rule, which amends Regulation Z (Truth in Lending):
- Prohibits credit card issuers from charging a penalty fee of more than $25 for paying late or otherwise violating the account’s terms unless the consumer has engaged in repeated violations or the issuer can show that a higher fee represents a reasonable proportion of the costs it incurs as a result of violations.
- Prohibits credit card issuers from charging penalty fees that exceed the dollar amount associated with the consumer’s violation. For example, card issuers will no longer be permitted to charge a $39 fee when a consumer is late making a $20 minimum payment. Instead, the fee cannot exceed $20.
- Bans “inactivity” fees, such as fees based on the consumer’s failure to use the account to make new purchases.
- Prevents issuers from charging multiple penalty fees based on a single late payment or other violation of the account terms.
- Requires issuers that have increased rates since January 1, 2009 to evaluate whether the reasons for the increase have changed and, if appropriate, to reduce the rate.
The final rule represents the third stage of the Federal Reserve’s implementation of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, which was enacted in May 2009. The provisions of the Act addressed in this rule will generally go into effect on August 22, 2010.
The notice that will be published in the Federal Register is attached.
Consumers can learn more about changes to their credit card accounts by accessing a new online publication, “What You Need to Know: New Credit Card Rules Effective Aug. 22.” It explains key changes consumers can expect from their credit card companies as a result of the third phase of the new credit card rules. Additional information about credit cards can be found on the Board’s website at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/creditcard/.
Attachment (1.73 MB PDF)
Hope this help
Posted in Credit Card Tips on November 5th, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
Credit Card Fraud during Black Friday 2011 is increasing so we need to make sure that whenever we give our credit card details in any website, we make sure that the site is legitimate.
There are always an option to claim for back charge but it will go to an endless dispute of two parties. I would suggest making sure that the site is legitimate and make sure that the site has been there for a long time.
Publicly recognized site, Try to Google the site before giving your credit card details. What we don’t want to happen is instead of having a great discount using different Black Friday 2011 Deals, we will get a non delivery. So be very careful.
Don’t order through the email that you are receiving, they might have cloak links that will lead to a bad site. Beware of different scam during Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deal 2011.
Posted in Credit Card Information on October 31st, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – Be the first to comment
A chargeback occurs after a buyer contacts their credit card issuer to dispute a charge that appears on their credit card statement. Chargebacks may be issued for a number of reasons including but not limited to the following:
- An unauthorized party has made a purchase with the buyer’s credit card
- The buyer has concerns about the validity of the purchase
- The buyer has been charged multiple times for the same order
- The buyer is unsatisfied with a purchase and hasn’t been able to resolve the problem with the merchant
- The buyer hasn’t received the purchased items as they were described
- The buyer hasn’t received the purchased items
This is good for credit card owners but not good for marketers, specially if there are crooks that they only want to get something from buyers and issues chargeback.
There are also what they called chargeback fraud. Which could be a nightmare of a seller.
Posted in Announcement on October 23rd, 2011 by Dexter Panganiban – 1 Comment
Welcome to all our visitors, This site will give you information about Credit Cards and it’s usage, and all information that will help you maintain your credit card. Information will be worldwide because we will try to cover differ countries Credit Card System, like Philippines, Saudi Arabia, United Staes, UK, India, Pakistan and other places.
You will also see information about different banks that are dealing with credit cards. Master card, Visa, American Express etc.. are just type of Credit Card that will be discussed in this blog.
So again welcome and hope to help you in the future