Avoiding Credit Card Fees
Avoiding Credit Card Fees
Credit cards are a common form of payment today, especially
with the increase in online shopping, but how do you avoid
some of the high charges associated with credit cards?
Paying off all outstanding balances within one month may
help, but this is often not possible, low interest credit
cards can also be of assistance if their advantage and
disadvantages are taken into account.
The Basics of Credit Cards and Low Interest Credit Cards
When you apply for a credit card the bank or other credit
card issuing company will issue you with a card and agree
to pay for any purchases that you make with this card up to
a certain limit. Many credit cards work in such a way that
if you can afford to pay back all the outstanding balance
within one month you will not be charged interest, but if
you cannot do so the interest can become quite expensive.
Low interest or 0% interest credit cards waive this
interest fee, but they are often only valid for a short
period of time and then the interest rate will often
When Choosing a Low Interest Credit Card Always Consider
Although a low interest credit card may seem very appealing
you should always consider any hidden costs involved – will
there be an increase in interest rates after a number of
months? How long do you have an interest free card for?
What annual credit card fees are there? Always ensure that
you are fully aware of all the terms of the low interest
credit card policy to ensure that you receive the best.
Avoid Credit Card Fees and Charges by Keeping a Careful
Check on Expenditure
One of the best ways to avoid additional credit card fees
and charges is to keep a careful check on your spending.
Even if you do not have a low interest credit card, credit
card fees can be cut and interest rates basically done away
with if you ensure that you always only spend what you can
afford to pay back at the end of each month. Also try to
pay back any excess debt as soon as possible. Where
possible try to collect a savings in your credit card as
this can also help to give you back interest and make you
The Advantages of Credit Cards and Low Interest Credit Cards
There will usually come a time in our lives when we need
something that we are not immediately able to afford – a
car, a house or some other large item, when this happens
you will need to take a loan and the lending agency will
look at your credit history. It is often more difficult to
get credit on larger items if you have not shown good
habits on using smaller credit cards and accounts. In
addition credit cards can help to save you costs as some of
the costs for a transaction done with a credit card are
passed on to the merchant. Pay day loans are becoming quite
popular whereas a low interest credit card, or 0% interest
credit card, can be a lot cheaper and give you the
necessary money until the next pay day.
Low interest credit cards can help you reduce your credit
card fees and charges as well as enable you to build up a
good credit record and have the money necessary to see you
through each month. It is important, however, to look into
the costs involved and any hidden charges and fees, as well
as whether there will be an increase in interest rates
after a number of months. Always try to follow good
spending habits and keep a check on your finances to help
lower credit card fees and charges, whether you have a low
interest credit card or normal credit card.
About the Author:
Avoiding Credit Card Fees article by Richard Greenwood,
founder of finance and credit card comparison website
www.click4credit.com.au . The site features expert
articles on a wide range of financial topics including
budgeting and saving.
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