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The Different Kinds Of Credit Cards

Author : Williams Whiddon

Credit cards are basically alternatives which you can use if you do not have cash at hand to spend. It makes the process of purchasing much easier especially for people who do transactions on a daily basis. Also, credit cards give you the opportunity of purchasing items that you do not have to pay for right there and then. However, as you purchase these items, the amount that it is equivalent to it is automatically added to your debt. This means that every month, you have to entail yourself in paying off the debt that you have previously made. Credit cards nowadays work for all types of people; from students, employees to businessmen. However, a single credit card is not appropriate for all these people. That is why there are also different kinds of credit cards which are suitable for certain situations and individuals.

Standard Credit Card

The most basic of all credit cards is the standard credit card. It is generally the most popular type of credit card and usually has a medium amount of interest rates. You can apply for one in your bank as long as you are deemed creditworthy of owning such a credit card. In most cases, people use this type of credit card in their daily purchases such as groceries, shopping and the like. Since the transactions of credit cards can easily be traced, the magnetic strip at its back makes it possible to view information regarding the card owner and account.

Platinum Credit Card

Another type of credit card, which is a lot better than the standard one, is the gold or platinum credit card. This type of credit card is generally given to people who already has a good credit history in the past and are totally capable of paying off for a higher debt each month. A platinum credit card offers its owners a much higher credit limit and even a larger withdrawal limit. Such things can enable the card owner to purchase for much more expensive items in the market and provide for their necessities and wants. Since this type of credit card is offered to people who have good credit histories, it may mean that these people have high paying jobs and have a more secured financial status.

Student Credit Card

Aside from these types of credit card, a student credit card is also available in banks today. This is offered to students or young individuals. This type of credit card generally works just as the same with student loans and regular bank accounts. However, before signing any contract or deal, make sure that you have carefully gone through all the terms and conditions of your student credit card. What is good about this type of credit card is it usually has a lower interest rate that will give you more chances of saving up.

Business Credit Card

Another type of credit card is the business credit card which is mainly offered to people who engage with business transactions on a regular basis. This works well for businessmen since it's a card that has all sorts of offers and additional bonuses. Also, it can have longer credit limits that enable businessmen to forgo their transactions without the concern for paying for their debt immediately. If you are deciding which type of credit card to choose then it is important to first assess yourself and your financial capacity for such a huge responsibility. Having a credit card is extremely a huge responsibility and owning the right one will definitely give you more benefits.

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