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Paying on your credit card can be a convenient way to make secure purchases online, but there are some cards that’ll work harder for you than others. Read on and quickly compare your options side-by-side.
How long can I make interest-free purchases for with a credit card?
You can use a credit card with interest-free days to make purchases without being charged interest for a set period of time in your billing cycle. Typically, you’ll get up to 25 interest-free days to make a payment after your next credit card statement is issued. After this, you’ll accrue interest on any borrowing that hasn’t been paid back in full.
What are the most widely accepted credit cards?
The most widely accepted credit cards are Mastercard and Visa. Other options in Singapore include American Express and Diner’s Club. Most websites will provide a list of acceptable payment options, so make sure to read over this before committing to a purchase.
Can I use my credit card with PayPal?
Paypal can offer additional security when making online purchases and some sites only accepted payments through PayPal (fees may apply, as our guide explains). You can link your credit card to your PayPal account through your online PayPal account portal.
What’s the difference between a travel card and a credit card?
Travel cards are generally prepaid cards that allow you to load funds from directly from your account to use to make purchases in multiple currencies. On the other hand, a credit card is not loaded with prepaid funds and comes with a credit limit instead. The credit limit will usually vary depending on your credit card, provider and your ability to pay it back.
What alternatives are there to using credit cards for online shopping?
If you don’t want to use a credit card but want a secure way to make purchases online that isn’t tied to your savings account, you may want to consider the following:
As these cards are usually Visa or Mastercard products, you can use them both online and in-store at millions of locations around the world.Back to top
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