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Payments on a Credit Card

Introduction

Paying on a payment card is one of the impressive interventions of modern world. In today's high technology world, it is very simple to make a payment on payments card. Some of the payment cards are debit card, credit card, charge card etc. Anything you do contains a risk now days. Having some money in your wallet may cause you to be robbed at any time. When you give your credit card to a shopkeeper, may be he’ll steal your credit. While using ATM, may be you’ll get robbed or someone steals you pin. At every step of your life, you face a risk. The thing you should do is to minimize your financial exposure. Credit card, working as a payment card, helps you minimizing these risks.

History

Credit card payment can be made via Internet, over the telephone or you can still use your credit card to make payments via regular post if you don't have Internet access. Doing this will also save you money as you won't get late charges from your creditors

How a credit cards looks like? A credit card is a small plastic card issued to consumers as a system of payment. This payments card allows its holder to purchase goods and services based on the holder's promise to pay for these goods and services. The issuer of the card creates an account on customers name and grants credit to him from which the consumer can borrow money for payment to a shopkeeper.

Like most things, there are certain advantages and disadvantages of credit cards.

Features

This payment card makes it easier to purchase things. If you don't like to take risk of carrying large amounts of cash with you, credit cards can make buying things easier for you.

Credit cards may also offer you additional protection if something you have bought is lost, or stolen. Your credit card statement becomes a proof of the fact that you have made a purchase if the original receipt is lost or stolen.

This payment card can also be useful in times of emergency. While you are out of budget or runs out of liquid cash, or may be due to some emergency such as flood or fire, may lead to a large purchase like the need for a room in some hotel. In addition to the benefits listed above, this payments card offer additional benefits or incentives, such as discounts from particular stores or companies, bonuses such as free airline miles or travel discounts, and special insurances. While most of these benefits are meant to encourage you to charge more money on your credit card, the thing which needs to understand here is that the benefits are real and can be helpful as long as you remember your spending limits.

Disadvantages

Payments card may be physically stolen by losing your wallet or someone may steal your credit card number from a receipt, and use your card then. Unlike cash, if you realize your credit card or number has been stolen and you inform it to your credit card company immediately, you will not be charged for any purchases that someone else has made from it. Even if you don't realize your credit card number has been stolen, sometimes you might not know until you receive your monthly statements, it’s still not a big deal.

This payments card can make life easier and be a great tool, but if they aren't used wisely they can become a huge financial burden. In order to use credit cards wisely, remember to pay off your balance on all of your credit cards at the end of each month.

Credit card holders who have the sense and discipline to control credit card transactions can have benefits from rewards, rebates and other benefits of this payment card. You should make sure that you have a usage pattern that strengthens your credit rating as well as gather other incentives provided by the issuers. This small sized payment card has improved life style of a mankind.

By Khurram Hussain, published at 03/12/2012
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