Credit Card vs Charge Card

Credit card have a closer cousin, Charge Cards. Charge cards are not very common. As I understand, only American Express offers charge cards in India. To add to the confusion, American Express offers credit cards too. With respect to the usage, there is little to differentiate between a credit card and a charge card. You… Continue Reading

How to Cancel a Credit Card?

So, you want to close your credit card. The reasons for closing a credit card may be many. You already hold other cards that provide you sufficient credit limit and you do not need another card. Or you are paying an annual fee for the card that you don’t need. Or you are fed up… Continue Reading

How to Use Credit Card Reward Points Smartly?

There are typically three types of benefits that you get when you transact using a credit card. Upfront discount Cashbacks Reward points & miscellaneous benefits (fuel surcharge waiver, airline miles etc.) The benefits for spending on a credit card might take on many other forms too. However, I believe it will fall into one of… Continue Reading

4 Factors to Consider While Upgrading Your Credit Card

You get a call from your bank. The executive tells you, “Since you are a privileged customer, we are offering you an upgrade on your existing credit card.” Such statements invariably massage your ego. Who does not want to be recognized as a privileged customer? In addition, you are getting better benefits and a higher… Continue Reading

Credit Card Churning: Is It a Good Idea?

When you walk into a shopping mall, you will be flooded with credit card sales people offering co-branded cards with your favorite store. A co-branded card offers you special deals in the store. One bank offers a co-branded card in a tie-up with Big Bazaar while another offers in Lifestyle stores. And it does not end… Continue Reading

10 Credit Card Charges That You Must Know About

Credit cards can provide you many benefits. You can get discounts and cashbacks on the popular shopping portals. You get discounts at your favourite restaurants. You get discounts while booking flights and hotels. You get rewards point which can be used for future purchases and for exciting gifts or gift coupons. We have seen the… Continue Reading