Credit card – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Definition and Function of Credit Cards
– A credit card allows cashless purchases with a unique number.
– The card details, such as validity date and code, enable transactions.
– The issuer transfers money to the seller on behalf of the cardholder.
– Credit is provided to the card user, who must pay the bill within a specific time.
– Unpaid bills accrue interest for the outstanding amount.

Credit Card Features
– Credit cards are typically small plastic cards with a unique number.
– Most credit cards have a magnetic stripe for card readers.
– Many credit cards also include an EMV chip for enhanced security.
– Debit cards function similarly but use funds directly from the user’s bank account.
– Credit cards are widely used for electronic payments.

Borrowing and Repayment
– Paying with a credit card involves borrowing money.
– Users must repay the borrowed amount within a specified timeframe.
– Failure to make timely payments can result in additional charges.
– Users may face higher costs if they fail to repay on time.
Credit card repayment terms vary depending on the issuer.

Advantages of Credit Cards
– Credit cards offer convenience for cashless transactions.
– They provide a line of credit for immediate purchases.
– Credit cards often include rewards programs or cashback options.
– They offer protection against fraud and unauthorized charges.
– Certain credit cards provide travel benefits, such as airline miles.

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