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  • First time credit card users? 6 things to know

    First time credit card users? 6 things to know  

    13 Jun 2014, 5.48 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Did you know that credit cards can in fact help you to improve and build your credit score if used responsibly and wisely! Here are a few tips on how ...

  • Credit Card: Boon or Curse?

    Credit Card: Boon or Curse?   

    22 Apr 2014, 8.58 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Plastic money or credit cards have transformed the way we look at and deal with money. They offer the convenience of anytime money and are extremely u...

  • Learn how to avoid mistakes while using credit card

    Learn how to avoid mistakes while using credit card   

    14 Mar 2014, 4.47 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    The most important thing about a credit card is timely payment: the day you get the credit card bill set up the payment mechanism. If you are confiden...

  • Higher limit builds good credit score: Here`s how

    Higher limit builds good credit score: Here's how  

    11 Mar 2014, 5.34 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    The moment you get higher credit limit, your credit utilisation ratio goes down, which in turn helps you to improve your credit score....

  • 10 Tips for safe online card transactions

    10 Tips for safe online card transactions  

    01 Mar 2014, 5.23 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    There is also a fear of data associated with this, as a lot of third party websites and cookies are actively stealing user information silently leadin...

  • Mortgages tougher to get for credit challenged customers

    Mortgages tougher to get for credit challenged customers  

    10 Feb 2014, 4.20 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Typically, home buyers used to complain of the paucity of home loan options in the market. Then, in the early 90s, these customers complained of high ...

  • Ways to manage your credit card dues

    Ways to manage your credit card dues  

    30 Jan 2014, 4.57 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Most of the credit card customers are unable to manage and repay their credit card bills due to their sloppy spending habits and negligence about the ...

  • What to remember when you shop for credit cards!

    What to remember when you shop for credit cards!  

    14 Jan 2014, 2.34 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Often, individuals are offered credit cards with great schemes directly by the bank. However, when we set out to purchase a credit card ourselves, the...

  • Virtual credit cards – Instant utility!

    Virtual credit cards – Instant utility!  

    13 Jan 2014, 4.05 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    There are safety measures that can be adopted to ensure transaction security; however, sometimes payments have to be made to sites that one is aware a...

  • Credit scores may get used beyond banking

    Credit scores may get used beyond banking  

    26 Nov 2013, 4.32 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    A good credit score is a must pre-condition to get loans from banks. However as time passes by, credit scores will find more areas of application bey...

  • Pros and cons of consumer credit cards

    Pros and cons of consumer credit cards  

    14 Nov 2013, 11.55 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Credit doesn’t increase your purchasing power. It just brings future purchasing power to the present and gives you a false impression that it has in...

  • All you want to know about supplementary credit cards

    All you want to know about supplementary credit cards  

    14 Nov 2013, 11.40 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    A supplementary credit card is an additional credit card that is issued under your original or primary card. ...

  • Here are all credit card myths you should be careful about

    Here are all credit card myths you should be careful about  

    11 Nov 2013, 2.50 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Credit card users usually do not doubt the safety and security of their cards, and this is primarily based on certain myths they hold...

  • Cash in your reward points with credit card

    Cash in your reward points with credit card  

    11 Nov 2013, 2.47 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Credit card companies reward their customers to encourage them to spend more and also to say ‘thank you’. The rewards are extended in the form of ...

  • Here`s how you can be credit responsible during Diwali

    Here's how you can be credit responsible during Diwali  

    02 Nov 2013, 3.12 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    As far as possible do avoid buy today and pay tomorrow offers, no matter how attractive they appear. A good credit card outstanding payment history he...

  • 5 ways to effectively manage credit cards

    5 ways to effectively manage credit cards   

    11 Oct 2013, 10.17 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Nitin Vyakaranam of arthayantra.com discusses five effective way to manage credit cards. ...

  • Cash Back or Reward Points – which one to choose?

    Cash Back or Reward Points – which one to choose?  

    09 Oct 2013, 11.19 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Credit cards prove useful when making high value transactions. And there is always a proof to rely on when you make payments on cards; they always lea...

  • All you wanted to know about cancelling credit cards

    All you wanted to know about cancelling credit cards  

    30 Sep 2013, 3.41 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Bankbazaar.com explains the things to be kept in mind while canceling a credit card....

  • How to pay-off your high cost credit card debt?

    How to pay-off your high cost credit card debt?  

    27 Sep 2013, 4.06 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Ramalingam K of holisticinvestment.in gives out a solution to address issues of high credit card debt. ...

  • Increase in credit card limits- keep your usage under check

    Increase in credit card limits- keep your usage under check  

    27 Sep 2013, 9.09 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Rajiv Raj of creditvidya.com explains the need to keep one’s utilisation under check despite bank’s decision to raise credit card limits. It will ...

  • When you should not use your credit card!

    When you should not use your credit card!  

    13 Sep 2013, 5.14 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Bankbazaar.com lists out some don'ts for using one's credit card. It elaborates on how one must not use credit cards for cash advances and so on. ...

  • Here`s why to have a healthy credit utilisation ratio

    Here's why to have a healthy credit utilisation ratio  

    10 Jul 2013, 8.34 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Rajiv Raj of creditvidya.com discusses the need to have a healthy credit utilisation ratio, which will in turn lead to an effective CIBIL credit score...

  • Precautions: 9 things to remember while using a credit card

    Precautions: 9 things to remember while using a credit card   

    28 Jun 2013, 4.00 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    While using a card at merchant outlets, one should make sure that it is being swiped in his presence, personal finance expert, Pankaj Mathpal, Optima ...

  • Find out: Things to remember while using credit card

    Find out: Things to remember while using credit card  

    19 Jun 2013, 2.27 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Nitin Vyakaranam of arthayantra.com alerts people on things to be remembered while using a credit card. He prepares a checklist of five things to be k...

  • How to save money using debt consolidation?

    How to save money using debt consolidation?  

    22 May 2013, 4.34 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Many times people end up fighting with banks and do not pay the bills and get a 'settled' remark on their credit card account, which in turn pull down...

  • Debunking myths and wise use of credit cards!

    Debunking myths and wise use of credit cards!  

    20 May 2013, 1.23 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    It is always easy to buy rather than pay and credit cards are based on the simple rule: buy now and pay later. ...

  • How high credit utilisation will affect your CIBIL score

    How high credit utilisation will affect your CIBIL score  

    07 May 2013, 2.38 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Anything in excess is a sin" goes an old adage. Like in life, even in handling your finances, indulging can prove to be a spot on your credit history....

  • Cashback credit cards- a money saving option

    Cashback credit cards- a money saving option  

    30 Apr 2013, 8.57 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    Inflation is a bane of our lives. Inadvertently or consciously, a vast majority in us toils just to beat the inflation. But many an occasion, our savi...

  • Have you checked security risks before using credit card?

    Have you checked security risks before using credit card?  

    17 Apr 2013, 2.20 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

    The credit card is a much maligned and revered instrument occupying space in everyone’s wallet. While it has many advantages and disadvantages both ...

  • Credit card cash withdrawal: Think twice! Be wise

    Credit card cash withdrawal: Think twice! Be wise   

    22 Feb 2013, 4.00 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

    Pankaj Mathpal, Optima Money Managers while sharing his outlook on how to manage personal finance, gives insight into the different payment costs invo...

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