What is an 'authorized user' of credit card?
When you get a card you can request to have another user on your card, they will get there own card, but it will be under your credit card. (Example: my hubby has a credit card and I'm an authorized user, so I have a card with the same acct number.)
added note:- When adding an authorized user to your account, you are agreeing to any and all charges that person places on the account. If the authorized user chooses to abuse the account, such as making purchases beyond the amount that you are able to pay or by exceeding the limit of the card, the negative effects goes against the primary users credit. The authorized users credit is not affected at all and they are not responsible for payments. So be careful who you chose to add to your card.
Being an authorized user no longer has an impact on your credit score like it used to. In the past, you were able to be added as an authorized user on a credit card, and all of the credit history and credit limit would be reported on your credit report as if it was your credit effectively obtaining unearned credit for the authorized individual. A few years ago the credit reporting industry changed, and no…
Can a credit card company report bad credit on an authorized user's credit report after the death of the primary card holder?
In Rhode Island is the wife responsible for her husband's credit card if she is an authorized user of the credit card?
In Massachusetts is the wife responsible for her husband's credit card if she is an authorized user of the credit card?
Are you liable for the amount you signed for or the full balance on a credit card if you are an authorized user only?
Having an authorized user card does not help the authorized user's credit bureau score. ie) if I had good credit and I gave someone an authorized user card, that person's purchases would be on my statement and I would be responsible for the other person's purchases. If I don't pay for the other person's purchases, it would reflect on my credit bureau negatively as not paying on time and be charged interest.
How much would it raise your credit scores if you were added as an authorized user on a credit card?
If you are an authorized user of another persons credit it has no effect on your credit at all. It will not raise nor lower your score. The credit card company simple issues you a card with your name on it and then holds the person who holds the credit with them responsible for any charges you make.
If you are an authorized user on your parents credit card and they claim bankruptcy how will that affect your credit?
Yes. The point of having an authorized user is for that person to be able to use the credit card of the primary card holder. Usually when an authorized user is created, specific limits (amounts, number of transactions, merchant types, etc.) are set up. Sometimes the authorized user is given a card in their own name and that card may even have a different card number so usage may be tracked by the card company…
If you are an authorized user on a credit card and the primary holder dies are you resonsible for the debt?
Many college students have no credit, or a limited credit history. Fortunately, there is a way for college students to obtain a credit card and build their credit. For instance, if your parents have good credit, perhaps they can add you to their credit card account as an authorized user. As an authorized user, you can enjoy the ease and flexibility of using a credit card. Read on to learn more about becoming an authorized…