Cash is an acceptable form of compensation to pay all debts, public or private, "legal tender". Credit is only an equivalent. Merchants charge higher prices for credit in order to defray some of the costs associated with accepting credit cards. A merchant (grocery store, shoe store, etc.) decides independently if they will accept credit cards as a form of payment for goods and services rendered. Once a merchant makes this decision, he/she must then pay a series of other businesses (equipment lease to swipe the credit cards, payment processor to coordinate the actual account debits and credits, etc.) a small amount for every transaction paid by credit card. Many merchants do not charge more to accept credit, as they consider it just another cost of business. Many merchants also do not charge more for credit card purchases because it is prohibited in their Merchant Agreement , and they could lose the entire ability to accept credit cards if they are caught doing it. Visa, however, does allow its merchants to offer a "cash discount" off the marked price, but not a credit premium, so the customer is never charged more than the marked price.
Businesses are free to add a surcharge for purchases made by credit or debit cards.
They can charge extra money for the credit and encourage consumers to spend more.
The answer is yes. Banks sell their chargeoffs at different points in the collection process. The same buyer may make multiple purchases from the same bank, however the bank may be selling different pools of loans to different buyers at the same time.
You can buy credit cards by applying for them on the websites of the various credit card companies. You can also get 'prepaid' credit cards from supermarkets. To use a credit card, you swipe it(for purchases in brick and mortar stores) or type in its specified number(for online purchases) to make a charge for whatever you are trying to purchase and then you must pay the card issuer for the charges later on.
The companies are Tran Union,Experian and Equifax.You can get your credit score for all three companies on the web.Some companies do charge a fee for their services.You can also send a request in the mail for r you credit scores for free once a year.
There are several different companies that offer instant credit reports online. Most of the credit reporting agencies are not free and will charge you. Try FreeCreditReport.com
Most of the Major Oil Companies offer Fuel Cards that gibe you rewards points for your purchases. Some of the Major Companies are Phillips 66 and Quick Trip. Most Major Credit Card Companies also offer Rewards for using their Credit Card for Gas Purchases.
Debit Purchases Credit Cash
most companies like visa for example has a website were you can check everything there
There are legal limits to how much interest can be charged. Usury rates are different in each state, most credit card companies are smart enough not to break the law.
if your credit card is Canadian and you go to the USA your purchases will be charged in US funds, if your credit card is American and you come to Canada you purchases will be in Canadian funds.
Credit purchases are shown in income statement as a part of total purchases.