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How does a credit card account differ from a checking account?

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A credit card account comes with a credit card, which can be used to authorize purchases of any value. The checking account does not come with a credit card and is used for issuing checks.

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They can get a debit card, it is tied to a checking account or savings account, but they cannot get a credit card until the age of 18.

Bank Of America does not allow payments towards mortgage balance to be applied from a credit card, only a checking account. Cash advance from a credit card can be obtained and then transferred to a checking account which is being used for the mortgage payment.

A debt card takes the money out of an existing account, such as a checking account. A credit card accumulates a balance and bills you for the charges on a monthly basis.

No. A debit card deducts money directly from the card holder's checking account.

None. Even secured cards require a specified balance in a checking account, before they are granted.

A check card and debit card are the same thing. Basically, if you already have a checking account, you would use a debit/check card the same way you would if you wrote a check. You make sure that you have the money in your checking account, scan the card at the retailer, and they will deduct that money from your checking account. A credit card is a loan. You don't necessarily need a checking account to have a credit card. When you swipe the credit card, the credit card company is paying for your purchase out of their money. In turn, they will send you a statement or invoice at the end of each month detailing how much you spent and how much you must pay. The major difference is that a credit card can lead to debt if you aren't disciplined. If you only use a check/debit card, you will never go into debt. When you run out of money in your checking account, new transactions will be declined.

In the age of identity theft, it is hard to tell what you should give to a credit card company and what you should not. If you don't feel comfortable giving the credit card company your checking account information, then you shouldn't. Most credit card companies base your approval on a credit card via your credit score. If the company seems fishy or pushy about getting your checking account information, then you should tell them politely that you aren't interested and try going with a brand of credt card that you know and trust.

It works much the same as a credit card but the funds are removed from your checking account

No, a credit card is not needed to sign into Bank of America. One can have a checking account, a savings account, or other business with Bank of America without having a credit card.

Debit cards charges money direct from a checking account whenever purchases are made, while a credit card allows borrowing of money at local merchants.

When there are no available funds in the account, money is pulled from the associated bank checking account.Another answerYou are required to have two accounts with PayPal. A checking account and a credit card. If you don't have funds in PayPal you can tell PayPal which account you want the funds to come out of.Another answerYou are NOT required to have two accounts with PayPal. However, you must have a checking account already established with your bank prior to registering with them. When you win a bid and do not have sufficient funds in your PayPal account, they will deduct the money from your checking account if you do not want to pay the balance with your credit card.Best AnswerYes, you can. You would add the credit card to your account (if not there already), then set it up as a backup funding source. This way, the money is first taken from your paypal account (up to the amount there) and the remaining from your backup funding source (Credit card or bank account).

While a checking and savings account may factor into the decision whether or not to grant you a credit card, a much larger factor would be whether or not you have established other credit accounts.

A Schwab credit card can be obtained from applying on the official 'Charles Schwab Bank' website. One can apply for a checking or savings account with them and get a credit card.

If the credit card agreement/contract that you signed with them when you got the card allows it, yes.

Yes. Closing a checking account when a credit card has outstanding balance shouldn't be a problem. The bank would expect payment on their card promptly on the due date irrespective of whether you have an account with them or not.

Start with a department store card. If you can't get that start with a "secured" credit card. It will build credit and allow you to apply for a regular credit card down the road.

Yes you can. It would be limited because when you use your debit card it checks for your balance in the checking account. If you you have it linked to your saving or to a credit card than it will reduce your savings account first and then charge the credit card.

To accept credit cards, you need a special service called a merchant account. Merchant accounts basically is a very special bank account which deposits money taken from credit card transactions into your checking account. There are many ways that credit card transactions are submitted, such as online through payment gateways, or in a retail store through a credit card terminal, but at the end of the day, funds go into your merchant account and eventually your business checking account.

Your credit history is what is important. If you are overdrawn or have been over drawn many times and the bank is charging you penalties it will hurt your chances of getting a credit card. If you have a credit line that protects your checking account like I do you just start drawing on that and it won't hurt your credit report.

One advantage of using a checking account is that you can pay only with money you actually have in your account, which can help you avoid overspending and getting into credit card debt.

If you are speaking of using your debit card as a credit card without any money in your checking account the answer is yes until the overdraft reform laws go into effect 7/2010.

No. It cannot be done by the bank. They can add the late payment fee & other charges to your credit card account but cannot automatically deduct amounts from your checking account - unless, you have given them standing instructions to debit monthly card payments automatically from your account.


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