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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Advice for applying for new credit with no history to lose

I have had a credit history for all of 7 months, and so I only recently (hypothetically) got a credit score. Now I would like to add a small loan and some better sources of credit to my wallet, and ...
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Can I negotiate a 0% transaction fee with my credit card company?

Whenever a month or two passes without using one of my credit cards, the respective bank usually sends me an offer for a 0% APR for a year or so on balance transfers. They send me these blank checks ...
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Is the Amazon credit card reported to the credit agencies?

Is the Amazon Store credit card reported to the credit agencies? I'd like to know if a good payment history with this card will affect credit score or not.
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Achieving ideal credit card utilization above 0%

So everyone is aware of the general rule that you should keep credit card utilization below 30% of your credit limit. It's also a good idea to keep this utilization above 0%. It's very easy to stay ...
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Paying Credit Card statement amount in full on due date and using it in the same day

I have this question. I paid my Credit Card statement amount yesterday in full (which I always do), on due date. Its an online transfer. Immediately after an hour (before the transaction is even ...
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“Correct” answer on Visa credit quiz doesn't make sense

I'll be turning 18 in a few months, and I'd like to get a credit card as soon as I can. I've been doing some research on the options available, when I stumbled across this credit quiz. I answered the ...
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How can a company charge a closed credit card?

My Visa card was closed due to the company of this particular Visa card going out of business. I couldn't charge my card and could only make payments. However, Emusic.com was able to charge it, ...
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When do you pay the annual fee for a credit card?

This may seem like an obvious question but there seems to be no other resource online explicitly explaining this. Say I have a credit card with an annual fee of $X. Do I pay $X when I apply for the ...
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Can CreditCard company come to my Home Country and ask for payment or Sue me? [duplicate]

I was in USA for last 10 years, and I am not able to repay the credit-card payment, not even the minimum payment due which i am paying since last one year. I was paying the minimum payment due ...
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Can't pay with PayPal balance, only shows credit card to pay with

I have about $460 USD in my PayPal balance, and my account is verified. I tried to order a flight for about $400, but the only option PayPal provided is to pay from credit card. I called the flight ...
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Oversimplify it for me: the correct order of investing

I have been reading the top posts here, and the recommendations for what to invest in are often similar. What I'd like to know, in as simply of terms as possible, is what the consensus is on priority ...
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Unable to pay even the minimum payment on credit card

I was in USA for last 10 years, and I am not able to repay the credit-card payment, not even the minimum payment due. I was paying the minimum payment due before, but as I do not have a job anymore I ...
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Can I use prepaid cards to minimize damage of credit fraud

I'm interested in using prepaid cards as a way to minimize the damage that I might sustain if (for instance) a major retail company is hacked and my credit card information is stolen. Does the ...
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Must I pay a credit card balance after receipt of the statement, or can I pay as I go?

I recently got my first credit card and am not sure how payment works (I'm used to debit cards). I know there's a closing date: you get the statement, and you have to pay it by a certain date. I made ...
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Credit card and address?

Both purchases are virtual products. A few days I bought something over the phone and deliberately provided a fake address as my credit card billing address (let's not get into why). This purchase ...
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Reaching Credit Limit

What happens if you reach your credit limit? Would I have to cancel the card? I got a message saying that I am approaching my credit limit.
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Credit Card balance

My credit card statement was $230. I didnt have the money to pay it off at once so i made payments. The money that was credited to my account was being used. So I'm asking on the day that my balance ...
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Wrong card holder entry [migrated]

What will happen if i write a wrong CARD HOLDER name when buying a plane ticket? With my brother in-laws consent, I used his credit card to buy a plane ticket. For Card Holder, I put The Bank Name ...
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Credit Card Security: First six + last four digits

A company asked me to provide the first six digits of my credit card, along with the last four, to identify a credit charge to my account. I'm wondering - that's ten of sixteen digits. How secure is ...
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Can I preemptively pay my credit card bill before a charge is posted?

Today, I paid a $1000 bill with a credit card that has a $1500 credit limit. (Note, I have changed the numbers slightly here, but the ratios are roughly correct.) The bill has not yet been posted to ...
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Downside to large deposit instead of insurance policy?

On VRBO (and perhaps others) there is an option to either pay $79 for an insurance policy covering $3000 in damage to the property or place a deposit for the same amount: Assuming that... The ...
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Visa Credit Card Regulations in Europe

I'm a US expat living in Spain (almost a year now). I made a large purchase at an online store last week with my Visa credit card. The item has not shipped, but I have already been charged for the ...
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Calculating pay off for credit card with multiple APRs

I have a credit card that is charging me two different APRs, one for cash withdrawal and one for purchases. I am trying to determine how much I need to pay monthly to zero the balance, but most online ...
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Credit increase hurt loan chances?

Objectives: Continue to purchase 1-2 rental properties a year Keep enough revolving credit for large emergency's Continue to pay off credit balance each month in order to avoid interest charges. ...
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How to bump up my credit for buying a house in a year (open another card or not)

Here's a rough breakdown of my non detailed credit report. I want to buy a house well condo in a year. I am in the 28% tax bracket. I have 20% or more down to avoid PMI. My question is this ...
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Question about using a VISA card to withdraw money from PayPal balance

According to the following PayPal policy, https://cms.paypal.com/mz/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/RecPymt_print The only way for me to withdraw money from PayPal in my country is ...
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Would you liquidate your 401k to pay off debt in this situation?

I have a potentially complex situation that I am looking to resolve in the least painful way possible. I am going through a divorce. My income is nearly twice as much as my ex's, and I am going to ...
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How does credit card's online authentication work?

I am not sure if this question is valid here but this seems to be the most appropriate place. I have a credit card which I use to shop online. When I checkout a product on say, Flipkart, it asks me ...
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How does a bank determine when to report you to Credit Bureaus when added as an Authorized User on a Credit Card?

I've heard that when you are added as a an authorized user on a credit card, it would be reported on your credit history. Example: Larry has a Chase credit card John Doe has no credit cards Larry ...
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Soft Loan using a 0% APR credit Card

I am getting a new Student Credit Card . It has as 0% Intro APR for 18 months. The credit card company is ready to loan me money, which I can repay in 18 months at 0% APR. With this loan money I ...
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Is there a catch in applying for a credit card with the first year free, then cancelling before paying for the 2nd year?

There are a lot of cards with very tempting bonuses and rewards which include the first year annual fee waived. The thing is, I want to take advantage of the specific benefits and then bail out when ...
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To whom should I report fraud on both of my credit cards?

I have two credit cards with separate banks. In the last two weeks, I've had one fraudulent charge on each of them. Both fraudulent charges were from businesses in the same city, that is not where I ...
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What happen if I don't pay credit card and leave the country

I have a credit card debt of $600, five years ago in Newzealand. I left the country from then, now I live in Singapore. Will the Newzealand bankers come to Singapore and ask my bank to take money ...
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Is there a rule that a merchant must identify themself when making a charge

Recently I sent several credit card payments online. The company that charged my card is a multi-billion dollar company, so not just a small start-up. However on the statements the charges appeared as ...
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Is it possible to negotiate getting a better credit card tier without the annual fee? [duplicate]

I was logging on to my online credit card account and I saw that there were now offering better cards but with annual fees. My current card is the same variation, but less benefits and zero annual ...
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What to do with this cash- pay off ONE card, or pay down a few?

I've got a $5k payment coming through with about $12k in CC debt, over 4 cards. 1 card is at $3000 (total line is $4k), 14.8% interest rate, another at $3450(total line is 4.5k), 19.3% interest rate, ...
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Over payment via autopay

I have an amex account, say the balance is $200. I setup autopayment for $500 every month. What happens to the $300 left over after the autopay? Do they just take the $200, an no more? It is too ...
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What is the difference between the closing date and due date for a credit card?

I just got my first credit card ever to begin building a credit. I got the chase credit card called Freedom. I have heard so many stories of credit cards that I got a little scared and that is why ...
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What are the complications of making different signatures?

I'm a young person, new to the professional world such as banking. At first, I had difficulty maintaining the same signature. For example, when I opened the bank account, I made different signatures ...
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In what circumstances will a bank waive the annual credit card fee?

I've had my credit card for two years. I use it extensively for all kinds of purchases and I have never gone over my limit or incurred a late payment fee. The card has an annual fee and I was ...
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Apply for credit card online and get card # immediately?

Are there credit cards, as for online shopping only, that one can apply to online and get the card number immediately, without waiting for a physical card to arrive via snail-mail?
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How can I judge loan availability?

I want to apply for home loan ( I am from India ). But I did not know If I am qualified for loan or not. Previous history is that I already have a home loan for a property through my family. That ...
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How do I know what credit card to sign up?

So I'm very late to the building-up credit party (27 y/o) but I was thinking since I use Amazon a ton and will be using it even more now that I'm moving into my own appt, an Amazon Credit Card would ...
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Am I investing properly for my future?

What should my next step be? I apologize in advance for the length of the post. I consider myself to be in a good standing, but I'm always looking for ways to improve. Student loans: I graduated ...
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How can people have such high credit card debts?

Apparently, the average US household has 16000 US$ in credit card debt, with even college graduates having 2000 US$ by the time they graduate. In Canada, this figure is almost 27000 CA$. For ...
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If I buy a $0 subsizided phone with a carrier, can my credit card extended warranty apply to the phone purchase?

I'm currently considering getting a subsidized phone for $0 with a 2 year contract through some Canadian carrier. I'd like to use one of my credit cards that extends the manufacturer warranty up to 2 ...
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How can I resolve a missing credit card reward check?

My wife has a points-based rewards card with a significant point balance. Recently she tried to cash her points (for around $200), requesting a paper check be sent to her mailing address. After 3 ...
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Make Visa, hybrid debit/credit card default to credit mode?

I have a Visa, "hybrid" debit/credit card. Is there a way to make it act as a credit card by default so I don't have to hit "cancel" or "ok" when checking out, just to get it to use credit mode?
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Why does the American Express credit application ask how you want your name to appear?

On the Canadian credit application for an Amex card after it asks for your full name it asks next: how do you want your name to appear on the card? I don't remember Visa asking this. Does this mean we ...
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What are the reasons to get more than one credit card?

I currently have one credit card, and I was thinking of applying for another one since my current card is Amex, and not many stores support that, so I'm thinking of getting a Visa or Mastercard one. ...