ADVANTAGES OF CREDIT CARDS
A credit card is a small plastic card issued by a bank or a business organization to enable the cardholder to access goods and services where such cards are accepted. The card issuer basically extends a line of credit to the cardholder. It forms a system of payment. A credit card has the following benefits:
Ø Easy tracking of expenses. You can easily trace all your expenses if you stick to making all your purchases through your credit card. This is because you always receive a receipt on any purchase. This can enable you to adjust and control your spending.
Ø Using your credit card saves you the need to carry hard cash on you. Carrying hard cash can present security concerns especially when in an area you are not familiar with.
Ø Your credit card gives you access to credit that you would otherwise not be able to obtain, so long as such is not above the card’s limit.
Ø For merchants accepting payment through credit cards, employee theft is greatly reduced. In addition, no large sum of hard cash is to be found at such merchant premises, reducing security risks.
Ø Credit cards offer convenience in shopping.