7 Things To Look Before Choosing A Credit Card

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There are variety of credit cards available in the market, catering to  different needs depending on the income. Blindly buying any credit card available will not be helpful.

Individuals should be extra careful when choosing a credit card as any confusion can cost them a huge amount. If a credit card is used in the right way, it can help you build a good credit score in the long run.

7 Things To Look Before Choosing A Credit Card

If you are applying for a credit card for the first time, here are 7 things to check before deciding a credit card;

Interest rate

It is one of the important factors to check when applying for the credit card. Interest rate can vary with banks and type of cards.

Interest rates will be charged on the outstanding balance, if not paid before the due date and it will also attract interest rate on additional spending until the payment of the bill.

Interest-Free Grace Period

The interest-free credit period can range from 20 to 50 days depending on the card. However, this will not be applicable if the previous month's balance has not been cleared in full.

Rewards

Some credit cards offer cash back, redeemable points for the purchase made. Before deciding the card, check with your spending habits and choose the card which matches your lifestyle, so that you earn maximum reward points.

Fees and penalties

There are other fees and penalties levied on the credit card. One should be aware of fees and rates applicable on the credit card.

Annual Fees

There will be annual fees and renewal fees applicable on  most of the Credit Cards. Check for fees and bonus points when applying for the credit card. However, there are credit cards with no annual fees.

Company

There are many financial institutions and banks offering a credit card. Check the review of the company on handing issues and complaints.

Credit score

Make sure you check your credit score before applying for the credit card, low credit score individuals are usually denied of a credit card.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:12 [IST]
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