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Public Warned On Low Rate Catch

November 04, 2009 | Updated on November 04, 2009
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The flourishing of low interest rates on credit cards is now enticing more credit card holders without realizing that they actually tend to pay more than they expect. Financing analysts have recently warned the public on offers made by low-interest credit card companies as they have been found out to be robbing off the client with more cash than those high-interest offers.

The public is advised to read on the credit card policies before availing of their offers. This is because of the fact that low and zero interest credits end up being more costly than consumers could ever imagine. In one instance, a credit card company could remove the cap on balance transfer fees which is limited to $75 while offering a 3% interest. Eventually, the catch becomes higher when the transfer turns bigger. The $75 limit could even reach up to $300 without the client realizing the mark up for the transaction.

Compared to high interest credit cards, the low interest credit cards are easily accessible by the average American. The package actually seems enticing as the client is encouraged to avail of the offer immediately. This is because low interest credit cards offer a 0%-10% Annual Percentage rate (APR) in 6-12 months upon acquisition of the privilege. This becomes a major factor for low-income people to grab the opportunity at once and forget to analyze other aspects of the deal.

Most low interest credit cards have been found out by recent studies to be very beneficial to the dire American. However, consumers are advised to scrutinize the credit package and calculate total potential expenses regarding APR and other fees. Most banks may offer low interests but will surely kick off losses through other fees which may seem so low at first glance but will actually cost you more in detailed analysis. The companies persuade the buyer to grab the offer at once and some would not care to discuss the ins and outs of the entire package.

Banks tend to increase interest rates on credit cards to alleviate the effects of ballooning mortgage-related losses. The burden of making up for the said losses is now transferred to the consumers who sometimes fail to realize that their bank charges and credit interests go higher than expected. As an effect, the consumer is forced to stretch the budget for household and other expenses.

The global economic meltdown is triggering anyone, whether an individual or a company, to seek for ways to cover up for their losses. Americans are then advised to study the policies of a credit package and that they should not be overwhelmed by the low interest rate at once. With the advent of situations where clients complain about the rising of interest rates, banks would always find a way to redirect the charge once they offer a low interest rate deal. Specialists recommend that consumers should scrutinize the what the banks charge against them before availing of the bait.

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All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
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