Say a multiple purchases were going to be made in a single day, say the purchases were of the amounts $500, $400 respectively paid by credit card on a card who's overall limit is $1000. If I was to move money (say $900) from a chequing account to the credit card, would I be able to make another purchase on the credit card (say $700) without encountering overage fees?

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    Does your bank offer an instant payment? Alternately, does the card offer a payment method that instantly debits your payment account? At best, my payments are credited next business day but that's only my experience. The only thing that matters if if your card/bank can do this. Jul 26, 2016 at 21:32
  • Is it an option for you to ask them to increase your limit?
    – homer150mw
    Jul 29, 2016 at 15:44

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Yes, however you would have to wait for the $900 to actually be available in your credit card account if making the transaction from an account from another bank or provider, as it usually might take one to two business days for this to happen.

If both the chequing account and credit card account are with the same bank, then usually this will go through straight away, and you will be able to make your next purchase on the same day, but I would check your credit card balance first before making that purchase.

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    Even the card issued by the bank where I check, requires a day to credit. OP needs to check himself, as you suggested. Jul 26, 2016 at 21:39
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    With Chase, it does work same day. I tried it.
    – Aganju
    Jul 26, 2016 at 22:48
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    I have a CC and checking account with USBank. I'm pretty sure if I "Make a Payment" online it can take up to 1 day to post, but if I "Transfer Money" it's always instant and the credit is immediately available. However, "Make a Payment" allows you to schedule for the future which I don't think you can do with a transfer.
    – TTT
    Jul 27, 2016 at 13:53

I can't speak for every credit card, but I know two of mine don't have overage fees. The transaction either goes through, or gets denied. Check your card agreement and look for the fee section.

One other thing to consider, sometimes when you make an online payment to a credit card, you will notice that the "Available Balance" number on the account will increase right away even if the payment is not reflected on your "Current Balance". If this is the case, and you are positive that your payment will be successfully posted to the account, I say go for it.

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