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2009-10-22 22:27:34
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With a debit card, some banks will pass the fees onto you. This is why it's always important that you use your debit as credit. When you use your card as credit, you have the fees passed onto the merchant, rather than you.

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by using debit or credit cards


You should avoid using credit cards if at all possible. Irresponsible use of credit cards can credit large amounts of debt quickly. The interest charges can be substantial. Debit cards usually do not charge interest and can be used in situations when you don't have cash or need to hold something using a credit card, such as a plane ticket or a hotel reservation. That said, it's always best to use cash for optimal personal financial management.


There are a number of costs associated with debit cards including the cost of using a PIN (for some banks) or the costs for overdrawing your bank account. But, on the long run, the convenience is well worth it.


Debit cards don't incur a cost to use like credit cards sometimes do, the payment comes straight out of your account. It will cost you in fees if you don't have funds available. You may get chafed for using it abroad.


Debit cards are check cards that withdraw money from your savings account. When using credit cards, you are borrowing money that you will pay back when the bill is sent to you, but also includes interest.


to build up credit .... so you do not over spend like you can with a credit card


Citizenship is not a factor here because debit cards used as credit cards is basically delaying the payment for merchandise. Instead of having the money withdrawn immediately (debit), it is delayed a few days and taken out then (credit). Also, you are not borrowing money when using a debit card, whether as debit ot credit, because you're using money you already have.



No, spendings of debit cards aren't reported to credit reporting agencies. However it's possible to have a secured credit card(backed by a savings account) and build credit with that.


Online shopping is very safe using debit and/or credit cards. Most have very high security during the checkout process and everything is password protected and encoded.



in the language of bank and other financial institutions debit means withdrawl. so by naming debit card as debit card bank says '' it is a card by using which u can do any purchases and in return we will debit ur bank balance by that amount. so in debit card u are not borrowing cash from bank (as u do in credit card), but u are using your own money which u have earlier deposited in bank. so in short: debit card is a card by using which u are debiting ur bank's credit balance.


Yes, debit cards is like using a gift card, because you are using the money that you already have. Credit cards however are really good for emergencies. Buy now pay later kind of deal, but whatever you buy with your credit card you need to make sure that you can pay it off. So in my opinion it sounds like you're trying to get some idea on which one to get. If your just starting out i recommend a debit card. Hope this helps!


credit card: no worries if card is lost all you have to do is annul it. Debit card: you have to be in charge charge card: don't really exist


The main benefit of using mobile payment, is one does not have to carry around cash and the many different debit and credit cards. It is also seen as more secure.


A Debit card is just like writing a check. The money comes out of your checking account right away. A Credit card sends you a bill and then you pay it. No money leaves you until you pay the bill.


Having made purchases on Amazon using a credit card, I can say yes.


Yes it depends on the company through which you are making the transaction. Dont use credit cards , always use debit cards.


About Payment Methods. PayPal allows you to make payments using a variety of methods including: PayPalbalance, bank account, PayPal branded debit and credit cards, PayPal Credit, debit card, and credit card.


Most retailers are happy to offer high interest credit cards to those with a bad credit rating. Examples include Costco, Sears, and Canadian Tire. Other options for online purchases include prepaid cards, debit cards that have the option to be used as credit cards, and using Paypal with a bank account.


Credit Cards are a type of charge card. American Express is a charge card brand that offers both credit and debit cards. It depends on the account type of the person using it.


Credit/debit cards are more commonly used but you could use vouchers or a check


Yes... A credit card allows the customer to pay for items bought using the card over an indefinite period, up to an agreed credit limit.A debit card can only be used to purchase goods up to the balance of the bank account linked to it. Debit cards normally have no overdraft facility.



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