Credit cards are unstructured debt accounts linked to a plastic card that allows the holder to make purchases from retailers that accept the card. Common credit card networks in the U.S. include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

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When is credit card utilization calculated?

I'm confused on how and when credit card utilization is calculated for one's credit score. Is the credit card utilization percentage calculated based on the maximum balance you had in a given month? ...
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How do I protect my credit/debit cards from being stolen or scanned?

Until a few years ago my credit card number had only been stolen once, about 15 years ago. But in the last two years it has been stolen four times. The first recent time was a few years ago in Hawaii, ...
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How to pay when merchant only accepts UK creditcards? [duplicate]

I'd like to buy something at a site that only accepts UK credit cards. I'm situated outside the UK and I don't have such card. I've asked about this before, but unfortunately that question was put ...
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Obtaining UK virtual CC from abroad [closed]

I'd like to buy something online from a place that only accepts UK credit cards. Now I've been looking into the concept of virtual credit cards, and a provider called 3V seemed to be ideal. It works ...
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What constitutes 'income' for credit card &c? (US specific)

I also have gotten several inquiries like this one My credit card company is asking for my current income citing "Federal Regulations" which started me wondering just what is considered ...
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How to minimize the risk of a credit card being compromised

Our credit cards got compromised at least 4-5 times in the last year. It's nothing that we did, it's typically security leaks and hacks at retailers: Home Depot, Target, Staples, etc. Every time that ...
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There are 2% cash back (on all purchases) business credit cards, are there ones for individuals? [closed]

I've been searching for a simple, 2% cash back (no exceptions or categories, etc etc) credit card for individuals. My capital one business CC is quite simple - 2% cash back on all purchases. I have 2 ...
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Is it possible to get a Visa or Mastercard Gift Card in the US and use it to buy UK products that require a UK billing address?

Is it possible to get a Visa or Mastercard Gift Card in the US and use it to buy UK products/services (online) that require a UK billing address? I know that in the US, I can buy something like that ...
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If I pay the balance due, will I pay no interest in that month?

Here's what I have : Total Balance : X Balance Due : X-500 Minimum Payment : 50 If I pay X-500, will I pay zero interest on that month? Or will I pay interest for the remainder of ...
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Should I get a credit card if I already have a debit card?

I'm sorry if this question seems a duplicate of another (likely this), but my situation is actually a little different. My situation is that, I have a debit card from a bank I find convenient but ...
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What can you with no income do, if you want credit card limit increases? [closed]

Assume that one has 0 income, but regularly uses her credit card, always promptly pays the balance (eg from savings). I've heard from some banks that they generally eschew or decline credit card ...
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To prevent credit score decreases, what are the optimal frequency and number of credit card applications in Canada?

The bolded seems anecdotal; is there any official source? http://www.moneysense.ca/debt/know-your-credit-score: While you can check your own credit as many times as you’d like, others can only ...
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In Canada, can a rejected credit card application hurt?

These two conflicting articles by the same author apply to the US, but what about in Canada? I'm only interested in one or two credit cards, so should I just apply singly one at a time? Will a ...
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Handling of credit card bill transactions on bank account when using online banking in Gnucash

I'm using HBCI for downloading both my bank account and the credit card account. The weekly credit card bill will be downloaded in two transactions, one in the bank account and one statement in the ...
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any credit cards that won't let you go over your limit?

My credit card company has this language in the agreement: You must keep your Account balance below your Account credit line. If you do not, we may request immediate payment of the amount by which ...
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Looking to get my first credit card

I have no prior credit history. Does anyone know of a credit card company that doesn't require much (if any) deposit money down and has a high approval rate for first time credit card holders?
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How much do I need to travel for mileage rewards to beat cash back?

I'm happy with my cash-back rewards cards. I pay my balance in full and don't care about the interest rate. Now I'm trying to evaluate a promotional offer for an airline miles card to see if it's ...
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Should I use cash back rewards for rewards, or to pay off the balance?

I have a credit card with cash back rewards. I can use these rewards to go shopping on Amazon, for example, to buy gift cards, to pay off the balance, and possibly some other options that I may have ...
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Intenational Credit card

How to get an inernational credit card? I can't get it in my country from a normal bank I need a card from a virtual bank or sth like that . what is the best way.
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Credit Card Purchase - 'it is the bank's money no[t] yours' ?

[25% down the page] Finally, always use a credit card to make major purchases - you can always pay off the balance immediately so it doesn't cost you any more. Bankers get a bad wrap these days, ...
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My bank refused to do a charge back

Once I got mis-charged on my bank-issued debit/credit card. What happened is that a COMCAST service representative offered to connect me with "premium" technical support for $50, so I said OK, then ...
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Does mechanically disabling payWave/PayPass by punching a hole formally invalidate the card?

There's a bit of paranoia about whether payWave/PayPass contactless payments technology is fully secure and some people are willing to disable those in their cards. This post and this post explain how ...
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How to protect myself against unauthorized recurring CC charges?

A gym I used to be a member of and to which I owe no more contractual obligation but are being difficult about membership cancellation still have my CC info. I changed my CC number hoping their not ...
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Transfering balance between VISA cards in different continents

Is it possible to transfer credit card balance from a VISA card issued in Europe to a VISA card issued in the US? I've never done balance transfers before, and I (US card holder) need to help my ...
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Do early payments reset my limit?

Does paying for my balance before my cc company produces a statement reset my balance? Say I have a limit of $5,000 and use $3,000 and my cycle ends around the 27~ end of month. I pay on the 21st a ...
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Credit card at Best Buy [duplicate]

I also just bought a TV worth $1400 with a best buy credit card. I only want to pay for the TV and never use this card again. Can someone tell me what I should do after I pay for my TV? How will not ...
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How can I reduce the risk of credit card closure when paying the balance in full?

This is a follow-up to another question I asked many months ago: Why was my credit card just cancelled? I'm now prepared to pay off a couple more credit cards, but I don't want the accounts to be ...
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Credit card company doesn't have a record of my account

In 2006, I was notified by mail that a credit account I had opened three years earlier was being transitioned to a new, different account. Both accounts are currently reported as open on my credit ...
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What should I be considering, as a student with an income for one year?

I'm a 3rd year university student (age 20) in the UK, and I'm half-way through a years placement that's paying ~£1200/month which finishes in July. I'm engaged, and looking to get married after I've ...
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Which US services allow small/micro-payments using a credit card? [closed]

I'm looking for some US-based service that allows having frequent and small payments via credit card. Ideally it should be some popular or mainstream service. A hypothetical example of a good ...
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Why are rewards for credit cards so much better than debit cards?

My understanding is credit card companies make money based on a transaction cost, which presumably is the same for credit/debit. I can't really find information on this, so it might be a faulty ...
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What happen if we do not pay facebook

I buy services from Facebook, but recently I wasn't careful and exceeded my credit card's limit. Then Facebook sent me this: Amount You Owe: $518.35 USD We were unable to charge your ad ...
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Do I need to bargain with my credit card customer service for better offers?

I am very new with credit card stuffs. I started with a BOA secure credit card with a credit limit of $300. I always pay off my balance in full each month and never go beyond my credit limit. I ...
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Can a name be gotten from an account number?

Can a name be gotten from an account number for whom the account bearer is not known? That is to say, should Tim send Jim ONLY his account number, can Jim identify Tim with this information alone? ...
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FICO score provided by discover card legit?

Recently Discover Card has started putting a FICO score on my statements. I was wondering how accurate this score is. Is it an approximation or accurate? What would be other ways (free/paid) to ...
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Approved for a Credit Line of $700 BoA

I'm 18, and I recently applied for a Credit Card at Bank of America. I applied for the BankAmericacard Cash Rewards Platinum Plus Visa, I got approved for a credit line of $700, I was wondering how ...
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file a complaint to bureaus of a company's residence if you live in another country?

Can I submit a consumer complaint to Better Business Bureau, federal Trade Commissionn, or the Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau if I've bought a faulty product froma company based in Brooklyn, ...
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How is Discover different from a Visa or a MasterCard?

I was searching online to compare the new offer I have from Discover, and I found that credit cards are divided into Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. How is the Discover card ...
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Credit Card Payment Cycles

If I purchase something 5 days before a payment is due, is that purchase included in the payment? That is, if I failed to make a minimum payment would interest accrue on that purchase too? What ...
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Can cancelling of the newly opened credit cards increase a credit score?

I used to have 5 credit cards in excellent standing : no late payments, credit card utilization < 10%, average age of 0.75 years, total credit line $12K, FICO credit score 725 Last month I got ...
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Should I always pay my credit at the last day possible to maximize my savings interest?

I want to pay my credit fast but I'm thinking that being too early would cause me to lose on some of the interest I would otherwise have gotten on my savings account. What is the best route for me to ...
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Delayed charges on card that has been cancelled

I had Mastercard X that had been used to reserve a week long car rental a couple months ago. Then, a month ago, the card was replaced with Mastercard Y because I was determined to be eligible for a ...
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Is there any reason to prefer Visa or Mastercard?

My Italian bank, Fineco, offers me Visa or MasterCard credit cards at (apparently) the exact same conditions. IIRC when I first requested it a few years ago, it was just a checkbox in the contract ...
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What data can be extracted from my credit card?

When handing someone (e.g., a hotel receptionist) my credit card, what data can they extract? Obviously the data that is printed on the card (i.e., personal name, various numbers, expiry date, credit ...
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What kind of credit card transactions generally count as a cash advance?

I understand that if I use my credit card to get cash from an ATM, that counts as a 'cash advance'. Are there any other credit cards transactions that don't involve taking cash from ATM that count as ...
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Withdrawing IRA early to pay off large credit card debt?

I am 38 years old and married. Because of a mix of bad luck (multiple lay-offs between my husband and I over the years which led to months of unemployment, unexpected major medical bills), choice (job ...
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How is Average Length of Credit determined by the Credit Agencies?

Say I get 10 credit cards in one day and hold them for 10 years. My Average Length of Credit is 10 years. Say at that point I open and close a credit card in 0.1 year. Is my Average Length of Credit ...
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Making money by using cashback option against a paypal and credit card account

My Mastercard gives me 1% cash back. I can set up a paypal account against my master card. Now what is the catch in this scheme? 1.Transfer 1000 dollars from mastercard to paypal( this does not cause ...
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Why do credit card transactions take up to 3 days to appear, yet debit transactions are instant?

I noticed that when I use my credit card it takes up to 3 business days (even 5 days including weekends if I use it on a Thursday, I have to wait until Monday or Tuesday) for the transaction to appear ...
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Are all VISA cards connected with bank accounts?

I know that this is a question about fundamentals, but I couldn't find any explanation out there. I'm a bit lost in the world of credit cards. I got used to cards that are issued by a bank for getting ...