CREDIT VS DEBIT VS PREPAID Cards

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2019-07-16 18:47:10
Compare CREDIT CARD vs DEBIT CARD vs PREPAID CARD
SAMPLE CARDBRIEF DESCRIPTIONCARD LIMITPAYMENTFEES AND PENALTIESWITHDRAWALS VIA ATMMAINTAINING BALANCE
CREDIT CARD
  • Credit cards essentially let you borrow money up to a certain amount (your credit limit) from the card issuer to complete your purchase.
  • Credit cards also has the added benefit of installment payments, that is, spreading payments to months or even years, not to mention the bevy of deals and discounts to partner merchants.
  • Some credit cards offer rewards each time you spend.
  • NOT ADVISABLE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE PRONE TO SPENDING BEYOND THEIR FINANCIAL LIMITS. DISCIPLINE IS NECESSARY.
Depends on the approved credit limit assigned to you by the bank. Increase in credit limits may be approved by the bank depending on card user's credit history.Allows you to ‘borrow’ money to be paid back at the end of the card’s billing cycle
  • Annual fee (Most banks waive the first year annual fee. Succeeding annual fees may also be waived upon request if user is in good credit standing.
  • Interest charged for unpaid balance and penalties for late payments
Can withdraw a portion of credit limit (charged with fee)No maintaining balance
DEBIT CARD
  • Debit cards are the most straightforward of the three.
  • Using a debit card to pay for a transaction simply deducts the money directly from your bank account after your purchase.
  • Funds in a bank account usually earns interest if a certain balance is maintained.
Depends on the amount you have in your bank accountPulls the cash instantly from your bank account
  • No interest fees but might have overdraft fees
  • Sometimes a dormancy fee is charged for accounts with no customer-initiated transactions for a certain period of time.
  • No ATM withdrawal fees if cash is withdrawn from own bank's ATMs.
Can withdraw from savings/checking accountRequires maintaining balance
PREPAID DEBIT CARD
  • Prepaid cards are not linked to any bank account.
  • Instead, it has an electronic wallet that needs to be reloaded once the balance is used up so that you may use it again for your next purchase or withdrawal.
  • Funds from a prepaid card does not earn interest.
  • EFFECTIVE FOR THOSE WHO NEED TO CONTROL THEIR SPENDING.
Reloadable funds. Usual prepaid card limit in the Philippines is P100,000.00Deducts corresponding amount of prepaid credits from your prepaid balance/load
  • Most prepaid cards have card fees, some have annual fees.
  • No interest fees
  • Sometimes a dormancy fee is charged for cards with no customer-initiated transactions for a certain period of time.
  • Most prepaid cards have an ATM withdrawal fee.
Some prepaid cards cannot be used in an ATMNo maintaining balance
PREPAID CREDIT CARD (or better known as SECURED CREDIT CARD)
  • Exactly like a credit card but will need a collateral in form of bank deposits which cannot be withdrawn by the cardholder until he relinquishes ownership of the credit card.
  • The deposited amount will also serve as guarantee in case cardholder fails to pay the monthly dues and card becomes overdue. This will allow the bank to withdraw any amount due from the collateral deposit account to pay for any amount due.
Any amount less than the collateral deposit.Same as credit cardSame as credit cards.Same as credit cards.Requires a certain amount of deposit which is higher than the credit limit as collateral.
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