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

Reducing the Impact of a Credit Card Fraud

Online frauds are on the rise. Almost on a weekly basis, I hear new ways of customers being duped of their hard-earned money. Of late, the UPI frauds have been on the rise, where the fraudsters call/text you on one pretext or the other. You eventually end up installing malicious software on your phone or… Continue Reading

How to Get a Credit Card if You Do Not Have a Job?

Online shopping is getting increasingly popular these days. There is convenience, variety and yes, discounts. Moreover, these online retailers keep running offers on various credit cards. As a buyer, even if you don’t like to use credit cards, you wouldn’t want to let go of easy discounts or the No-cost EMI option. Despite your dislike,… Continue Reading

Look for These Signs of Debt Trouble

Recently, I read an excellent article from Uma Shashikant about the signs of a person battling with debt. Remember, the person who is in debt trap or nearing one may not tell you if that’s the case. However, if you see such signs and realize that your friend or family member is struggling with debt,… Continue Reading

Making Loan Repayment Using Your Mobile Wallet

Technology has made things easier for most of us. From purchasing gadgets and groceries to making travel and hotel bookings, everything can now be done in a few clicks or taps. Mobile wallets such as PayTm, Amazon Pay and PhonePe have add to convenience in a big way. You can now easily make your mobile,… Continue Reading

Converting Credit Card Outstanding into EMIs

Recently, I got a promotional email from a bank to convert credit card outstanding to EMIs. The EMI amount will be added to the credit card statement every month. I have discussed such deal structures in much greater detail in an earlier post. However, there have been a few interesting developments in the payments space that such… 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