Credit cards had been a popular form of purchasing items on a "chargeable" or borrowed term.
The advantages of having a credit card are:
1. Security, since one does not have to carry a large amount of cash to purchase certain items.
2. Convenience. In case one has to purchase an item that is immediately needed (and is out of cash), these can be purchased using a credit card
3. Cash advances. Purchases that require cash payments may still be accommodated by the credit card through the cash advance feature. This works like a regular ATM transaction (with of course a corresponding interest rate)
1. Interest rate. Unlike purchasing with cash, credit card charges come with a corresponding interest (unless paid before the due date). The consumer should be aware of the various interest rates offered by the different credit card companies. One has to choose the mode of payment (plus the interest rate) that would best suit his or her capacity to pay.
2. Overuse. A consumer tends to purchase items that are not really needed or included in their budget if they have a credit card that is ready to use.
3. Annual fees. Whether one chooses to use his or her card, after activation, annual fees will be charged.
4. Other charges. A delay in the payment during one billing period would incur you additional charges.
Credit card online approval usually is far easier than manual applications that require various forms to be completed before it can be processed. The company likewise is more likely to receive your application on a shorter period of time as compared to snail-mailing your forms.
For a faster credit card online approval, take into consideration the following:
1. Do not leave any unanswered line, especially those marked with a red asterisk.
2. After completion of the online application, immediately send either through email or facsimile the additional requirements needed.
3. Take into consideration that credit card companies prioritize applications of the following group of people:
- married couples
- persons with a mortgaged house or car
- persons with several dependents
4. Choose credit card companies that have a promotional offer in the application process, chances are, promos are offered due to low application rate, thus prioritization your entry is a sure shot.
The logic here is that the more obligations an applicant has, the more they are likely to use the credit card, which equivalents to higher earnings (through interest charges) on their part.