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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Credit card details stolen every 1-2 years. What am I doing wrong?

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 ...
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Why not “have too much available credit” on your credit card?

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 ...
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I'm starting a new job in 20 days - can I include my future income when applying for a credit card now?

I'm starting a new job soon and moving to a new city. I've never held a credit card and want to apply for one. As with all moves there are likely to be expenses so I'd love to be able to stick them on ...
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if I/some credit card keep applying how low the score can get

This seems a hypothetical question. Suppose a person has a already low credit score( I suppose it can not be less than 300) . Question1: And if that person apply for 2 different credit cards at ...
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What's the point of signing the receipt after using a pin-less credit card?

Every time I use my chip-and-signature US credit card, the store requires me to sign the receipt. However as far as I can tell, nobody ever verifies that the signature matches the back of my credit ...
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Synchrony Bank Amazon store card - alerts for every transaction

I want an alert for every single transaction on my card. Their website only has option for alerts for transactions over $50 minimum. I want to see every single transaction. How is this possible?
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What is the difference between transferring and making a payment on a credit card?

I have a CitiBank Mastercard. I have been paying the balance back to $0 regularly by transferring money from the checking account to the credit card. I notice there is also an option to "Make a ...
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How can Stripe charge my bank account in case of negative balance?

I was thinking of opening Stripe account and then saw this. This page says that if I have negative balance due to a charge back, Stripe can contact my bank and request funds from my bank account ...
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As a fresh graduate, should I get my first credit card? [duplicate]

Recently, I sat down with couple of my friends that are also a recent graduates. We talked about credit cards and it caught my attention. They told me that we should get our first credit card as ...
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Credit card billing cycles and due date [duplicate]

What if my statement date is 5th of every month and my monthly due date is 20 days after statement date. What is my billing cycle and what date should I pay my purchased items
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As authorized user why is the credit utilization of the primary card showing in my report

My wife added me as an authorized user on her credit card account and I received a card with my name. The credit limit is still the same and is shared. I have recently started seeing it in my ...
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What does “money will reflect in your credit card shortly” mean?

I was paying for a policy on a monthly basis and decided to cancel that policy. Then I recieved an SMS from my bank saying "Pol ref no xxxx has been cancelled on 15/06/2019 and refund of Rs.4956 ...
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Are there any pitfalls to balance transfer checks?

I've recently received an offer from a credit card that I always pay off each month. This credit card also has the lowest APR out of my 3 cards, but that doesn't really matter since I pay it off each ...
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Leaving USA with Credit Card debts

My girlfriend is a US-Spanish dual citizen. She has been racking up credit card debt. 60K (7 credit cards). She used to make payments for a long time but she just lost her job and can't anymore. I ...
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How do credit card companies know what type of business I'm paying for?

Credits cards have many different ways of offering you points on types of goods or services you pay for. How do they know if I'm buying, say, food or gas? There are so many different different ...
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Should one keep expired debit/credit cards or at least their information in the United States?

Should one keep expired debit/credit cards or at least keep track of their information (e.g., card number, expiration date, card holder name on the card, issuance date, bank name, type of card) in the ...
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Can a merchant charge me on my credit card one year after transaction date?

What is the time constraint put on the merchant to charge customers on their credit card? Edit: Country: India, Card: Amex, Purchases: Coffee and snacks
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Will banks allow one spouse to get an auto loan to buy a car from the other spouse

My husband was in an accident with our family’s van so we have to buy a new one. The insurance is paying off our existing note in full. We have found a pre-owned van that we want to purchase as a ...
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first credit card for H1B worker

I see a question Looking to get my first credit card but that seem to focus on students. I have a friend, who just came on H1B with zero credit history. The bank that has the regular account for him/...
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Is freezing my credit card as a form of spending control a bad idea?

I see that my credit card company offers the ability to "freeze" and "unfreeze" my credit card with the tap of a button on their mobile app. I'm pondering using that as an additional constraint to ...
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Importance of Building Credit Score?

For some background, I am in my early 20's about to graduate college. I have steady full-time employment that allows me to live within my means while building my savings. Right now, an emergency fund ...
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Using credit cards to implement budgeting when you don't have income

My spouse and I are between jobs right now as we are transitioning to new career situations. Our financial situation is stable and our prospects are good, but we will be without steady income for a ...
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Does it make sense to open a lot of no-fee credit cards to reduce credit utilization?

Within a week of starting to my new job, I am planning to open a lot of (5, maybe more) no-fee credit cards in order to lower my credit utilization. I am not planning to use any of these new cards at ...
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Can I dispute an accidental submission of a credit application?

Can I dispute an accidental submission of a credit application? I left some information out, and a family member submitted a credit card application with out my consent. I was going to apply for a ...
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Credit card offering 0.5 miles for every cent rounded up. Too good to be true?

I just received an offer on my credit card (Barclays Aviator, if needed to verify). The offer (Flight Cents) is as follows: I can choose a limit every month ($1 to $500) Every transaction during a ...
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Asking bank to reduce APR instead of increasing credit limit

My credit card just notified me that they raised my credit limit (unsolicited). This would do well to my utilization and thus improve my credit scores overall. However, my overall utilization across ...
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Does Google make money from 'Google Pay' for online purchases?

Does Google charge anything for using Google Pay and letting pay through it for online transaction in web of mobile app? According to this guide, merchant, or PSP that would like to enable Google Pay ...
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Why didn't I get avios for every pound I spent using Amex British Airways

I've been using an American Express British Airways credit card. As it is advertised, it gives you one avios per pound you spend. However, I only got 29 avios after spending more than 100 pounds. ...
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Using credit/debit card details vs swiping a card in a payment (credit card) terminal

I was given by a seller an option to come to their office and swipe my credit/debit card there in their payment terminal. Because it's a long way to get to their office, I asked the seller if he ...
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Help on calculating credit card interest

Below is a summary of my current statement Apr 21 2019 - May 2019: The APR is 25.24% I had a promotional 0% APR till Apr 20. This is it google drive link I have tried my best to calculate the ...
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Are there any particular ways to use a secured credit card best? [duplicate]

I am using a secured credit card to build back my credit. Is there a particularly good way to do this? I know that a secured credit card will allow me to increase my credit score. But I'm not sure ...
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How can sister protect herself from impulse purchases with a credit card?

My little sister is 18, and currently has a bank account with a debit card. She and mom believe it might be time to get her a credit card, mostly to build up her credit rating than out of necessity. ...
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UK - wife declined for credit card due to pregnancy

My wife was recently declined for a credit card based solely on the fact she is 6 months pregnant and will soon be on maternity leave. The scenario details are as follows: Application was made in ...
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14/45 day notice

On 1 March I receive the 45-day notification stating that higher interest rate will be charged on any new transactions made after 14 days from the date of the notice. On 10 March I made a $100 ...
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What should I do if no party wants to act on fraudulent transaction

In reality, this problem was acknowledged and resolved by one of the parties, but I want to know what to do in theoretical future scenarios. My Airbnb account was recently hacked. I don't know why, ...
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What potential downsides are there to high-fee-but-get-a-travel-credit credit cards?

Some credit cards offer a deal like: Annual fee of around $450 100,000 frequent flier points (worth $1000) if you spend $3-4k in the first three months Get an annual travel credit worth about the ...
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Chinese Brother-in-Law in Debt Trouble - What can Chinese Citizens do to Manage?

My brother in law built up a large amount of gambling debt two years ago. I guess in an attempt to save face, he hid a portion - 75,000¥ ($11,187) from his family thinking he could pay it off himself. ...
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Should I take up offers to settle with credit cards

I have been getting offers to call and seek assistance to settle with credit cards. I have so far not considered these but have I missed a trick? Should anyone ever consider these under any ...
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When is the best time to begin the settlement discussion with credit cards to avoid bankruptcy?

I've read a variety of strategies on timing on settlement discussions with credit cards. The common one seems to be to try after first late payment, and then try again after the next. I have not had ...
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Credit card limit [duplicate]

My credit card has a limit of $6000. If I want to book a $7500 vacation on Expedia, could I put a negative $2000 balance on my card, so when I pay for my trip on Expedia, it will get approved.?
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Credit card debt

A Russian-Norwegian dual nationality person I know took up 20000 pounds of credit card loans in Norway. He then went back to Russia and has lived there for 1 year now. He has not heard anything yet. ...
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Is there a way to simulate credit score for settlement vs bankruptcy?

I'm considering either settlement or filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for about $110k in credit card debt. However, it seems like both options will stay on your record for 10 years and also decimate ...
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Actual time of a credit card transaction

how can I find out the exact time my credit card was processed at a supermarket? My bank statement only tells me the day not the time
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Should I use a zero-interest credit card for a large one-time purchase?

An upcoming purchase (nearing $10,000, in the US) would drain savings more than I'd be comfortable with, and I'm wondering if using a zero-interest card to effectively spread out that purchase for 15-...