Questions tagged [credit-card]

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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US hotel asks for CVV when checking in

I have reserved a budget motel in the US over booking.com. I live in Europe. Upon checking in, I was asked for my ID and credit card, like everywhere else. For a bit of increased security, I've ...
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Charges from Dollar General have never shown up on my debit card. How can I resolve this?

During the summer of 2016 I lived by a Dollar General and went there about once a week. I only had a debit card then and paid for everything this way. DG was notable in that I never had to enter my ...
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Do businesses save their customers' credit card information until the payment is finalized?

Paying by credit card is sometimes a multi-step process. In some of those cases, only the initial authorization is made at the point of sale; the finalized transactions are usually entered as a batch ...
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Is it safe to pay rent via NoBrokers credit card pay

What is the profit model for company in launching this scheme ?
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Applying for first Credit Card in USA (International Student/Teacher)

I have been in the U.S. for the past 1 year and since then I just have a Wells Fargo Debit card. Recently I tried to apply for an American Express credit card (applied online) but I got rejected. ...
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Is it safe to give credit card first 6 numbers+ last 4 over email? [duplicate]

A company that I had previously had a subscription with and cancelled continues to charge me, so I contact their support team and they say that their system shows me to be cancelled. They have asked ...
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How do I transfer funds from MY OWN card to MY OWN personal bank account?

Would anyone please be so kind to explain me how (where) could I transfer funds from my own debit and/or credit (particularly debit) card issued by X bank (USA) to my own personal checking bank ...
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Are banks discontinuing single-use virtual credit card numbers (like BofA's ShopSafe)?

I found this old question / answer that refer to the same problem: I used to generate a new virtual credit card number with BofA's ShopSafe service, set the credit limit / expiration date and I could ...
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Change credit card, keep age of credit line?

I have two credit cards that charge fees and have significantly downgraded their value to me. In both cases I would like to switch to no-fee versions of the same card, but I don't want to reduce my ...
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Paying by credit-card online without transmitting your real name (in Europe)? (state authorities tracking/verification are no problem)

I’m looking for a way to make online purchases (video games/streaming-services/etc)/donations without transmitting my name/similarly identifying info. Apparently in US you could use privacy.com or ...
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Declining Binding Arbitration on credit card accounts

Recently Chase was making a change to its user agreement and was automatically assuming your consent to abide by binding arbitration unless you opted out explicitly by sending them a snail mail with a ...
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How soon can I close Amazon rewards credit card after opening?

I got the card today for the $70 sign up 'Gift Card', only have 2 other credit cards with $5,000+ limits with $0 balance on both and want to know when I can close the Amazon account. I only spent ....
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How do credit card companies decide the amount of principal to charge interest on the revolving account?

EDIT: This question is not a duplicate of When to pay a credit card in order to avoid fees/penalties/interest? as that question asks how to avoid interest, as to where I am asking which amount of ...
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Impact of Spending Cash/Debit vs Credit Card on Debt to Income Ratio

Since debt-to-income ratio (dti) is an important factor in determining one's creditworthiness especially for mortgage rates, it is clear that one should keep the monthly recurring debt and credit card ...
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Are prepaid credit cards a form of secured loan?

I was reading about different factors that determines credit score. One of them is having a "good credit mix" (IE having a healthy mix of secured (such as home loan, auto loan) and unsecured loans (...
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"Discover® Identity Alerts (is there a downside to this free service)

I got the offer today. Other companies have made similar offers. Is there a downside to this kind of thing? Are they getting some sort of access that they will somehow market some junk to me? Here's ...
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Verified by Visa - payment site is asking for social security number

I've wanted to pay a merchant in the European Union. We've done business with that merchant for over 10 years and they are absolutely trustworthy. They handle their online credit card payment service ...
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Equifax data breach and correct credit monitoring service for $125

for the Equifax Data Breach , there is $125 being paid for people affected , previously one only needed to choose and the cash portion or the credit monitoring by Equifax. As most of the people has ...
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Will my credit score go down if I don’t borrow money for few years?

My credit score is relatively high. Due to personal circumstances I don’t intend to use my credit cards for the next 3 years. I won’t be getting any loans either. At the moment I have no debt at all, ...
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Why use credit card rewards for vendor credit not cash?

Some credit cards (e.g. Capital One, Chase) have rewards programs for using their cards, which can either be used for cash (credit to the credit card itself) or for 3rd party vendor credit (a gift ...
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Dispute Of Unauthorized Transaction on CANCELLED card?

I have two questions regarding the dispute request of an unauthorized (fraudulent) transaction. If the answer depends on whether the card is credit or debit then kindly tell me. First question: The ...
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Fraudulent online order, we but we don't recognize the card

My son just turned 18. Someone gained access to his Walmart account and placed an order for ~$120. The order was processed and shipped to a trailer park in San Jose. The billing address is our address ...
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Is the credit card system gamed against the Individual?

One of the things you keep hearing online is that credit cards are gamed against the individual. Is this true? is so, apart from paying off all charges before interest gets accrued, is there ...
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Ways you can end up paying extra on a credit card even if you pay the full amount back in due time

If you are a financially responsible person, you know how a credit card works, you pay back the loans in full before the due date, you don't take out money form the ATM or otherwise do something that ...
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Consequences of jumping from one 0% interest credit card to the next?

What are the negative consequences (if any) of moving from one 0% introductory rate credit card to the next, every 12-15 months (whatever the rate period happens to be). This is for someone with great ...
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How were US credit cards verified in-store in the 1980's?

Back in the 1980's, many major retailers in the United States would accept credit cards using what was sometimes called a "knucklebuster" - a hand-operated device that would take a carbon-copy ...
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How to understand payment due date for a credit card

I just recently got my very first credit card, the Discover It Card. I knew it was crucial to have one, as a great credit score is needed for important things. The question I have is in regards to the ...
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Credit Card Transaction not appearing

I purchased a few items at a grocery store a few weeks back. When I was going down though all of my monthly purchases I noticed the transaction wasn't there. I got a receipt for the items as well as ...
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Is it possible to get a VISA card without support for cash advances (debit)?

I have a VISA card from a major USA bank. I always ask if I can have a card without support for DEBIT (cash advances). I'm wondering if VISA even allows that. In case you're curious for the reason ...
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What happens with a credit card account in Germany after the card is blocked/closed?

I have an everyday account in a bank in Germany and a Visa credit card account in the same bank. At the end of each month the negative credit card balance is automatically balanced by an automated ...
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When does credit card utilization matter?

I'm learning more about credit before I get a credit card, and I read that it's advised to never use more than 30% of your credit card's limit. Let's say someone has a $2000 credit line and he spends ...
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What can Amex do if I cancel their card after using the sign up bonus miles?

I recently applied for the Amex Gold Delta Skymiles card, with the intention of getting the sign up bonus (60,000 miles after $2k spend in first 3 months) and canceling the card before the first ...
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Why do some credit cards display the 4 last digits of the credit card in the signature blank next to the CVV code?

Why do some credit cards display the 4 last digits of the credit card in the signature blank next to the CVV code? For example, I noticed that my newly issued Bank of America Travel Rewards card now ...
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How to withdraw cash from a credit card if the cash advance limit has been reached

I have a German bank account and a Visa credit card attached to it, but left Germany some time ago and live in a non-European country. Last Monday a bank officer from the German bank called me on my ...
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Can I use credit card to save interest on personal loan?

I currently have a student loan that charges me interests every 1st of each month. The interest rate is about 3.5 to 5.5%. Can I use my credit card to pay off an amount of the loan at date of 25th for ...
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My credit card was unexpectedly charged 1$, the merchant wants my SSN and personal data to tell me why, do I risk identity theft?

I received a phone message from my credit union's fraud detection department about a transaction for $1 that raised a flag. I called them back and was given the information recorded with the ...
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What should I expect when applying for credit?

EDIT: It has been suggested that this question is a duplicate of Personal loan while unemployed?. In fact it is not a duplicate of that question, because I'm not asking about getting a personal loan ...
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How could a thief buying plane tickets with stolen credit card details benefit personally?

An acquaintance had over £2,000 taken from her credit card account to pay for two flight tickets. Here's the part that I don't understand: If I buy flight tickets with someone else's credit card, is ...
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Is it legal to use cash pulled from a credit card to pay the monthly payment on that credit card?

I've got a buddy who is having problems with credit card debt. He had a small business go sour on him and ended up with about 35K of debt that's he struggling to keep under control while looking for ...
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What happens after one's credit card transaction was declined after he has received the service?

Assume someone received some service (for example, had his hair cut) and had made the payment using his credit card. What if this transaction was declined later? Does he still owe the money that he ...
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Options to repay high interest credit card debt

I have about $14,000 in high interest credit card debt. I am curious as to the best options to attack this issue. CC1 - $9,500 @ 19% CC2 - $4,100 @ 21% I have about $8k in savings I am not willing ...
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is it required to give exact /approximate or rounded income for credit card

A friend of mine is self employed for personal and self-employment(Doing business as), and at looking at I'm starting a new job in 20 days - can I include my future income when applying for a ...
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Multiple Balance Transfers

I have a credit with a small balance, but large enough to be annoying. It comes from an impulse purchase. The APR is 22%. My credit score is excellent. (Which comes from decades of avoiding impulse ...
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Credit card details stolen every 1-2 years. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

Background I just had my credit card canceled because of fraud. This is actually a perfectly normal occurrence for me, which is the impetus behind this question. The card in question was only about ...
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Which debt(s) to minimize first to improve credit most quickly?

Current score is ~650. Looking to improve my credit as effectively as possible, as I'm looking into houses after getting married next summer. I'm coming off of a tougher employment patch so very much ...
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Can you build credit history without getting a credit cards or taking on debt?

As far as I know I have no credit history as I have never had a loan or credit card. I buy things using a debit card tied to my credit union bank account and prefer not to have a credit card at all. I ...
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I won USD 50K! Now what should I do with it?

I won a sweepstakes and will be getting USD 50k...it is verified that it is legitimate although no taxes have been taken out so I will have to claim this income on my taxes next year, they will send a ...
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Is there such a thing as a credit card with no (currency exchange) fees?

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Is there such a thing as a free credit card with free currency exchange? Every debit or credit card I have seen charges for foreign currency transactions. ...
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Ali Express and credit card frauds?

A lot of people around me claims that they have been victims of credit card thefts after shopping on Ali Express (one person even claims it happened several times). I am very sceptical to this because ...
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Why can't credit card systems distinguish between having and using credit? [duplicate]

A Canadian's Guide to Money-Smart Living (2019) by Kelley Keehn. I don't know her degrees or qualifications. I first read this on p 94, but it looks like the same as p. 98 in 2015 edition that ...