Credit Newsletter

Melissa Bramwell P2

The Basics of Credit

What is credit? Credit is when you borrow money and pay later. AKA buy now pay later. Most credits are used for personal loans. Every year you get credit reports.

The forms of credit are? Low limit, secured, student accounts, and prepaid.

What costs are associated with credit? The three costs that are associated with credit are Interest(APR) rate, annual fees and late fees.

What determines if someone gets credit and how much they get?

Credit Bureau does background checks to make sure that the individual is good to go. A big thing is Capacity. That is if you make enough money to pay off all the money you owe. Character also plays a big role in this. This is when bank teller asks if your responsible/trustworthy to pay off debt. Your credit score must be good. You must be creditworthiness.

collateral: Something pledged as security for repayment of loan.

Lender: Organization, or person who lends money. Borrower must pay back.


Vocab

Inflation: A decline in prices cause by the government.

Electric Transfer: moving money from one place to another by using the internet.

Debit Card: This is connected to your checking account. You have money saved in the account and it can be taken out right away by you.

Credit Cards

What is a credit card? A credit card is a card that is given to a person by a bank or business. It is used for buying goods or services. Every person gets annual fees they need to pay off.

Where can you use credit cards? You can use credit cards any where. They should be used for things that are needed or big purchases. You shouldn't buy to many things or you will exceed your credit limit. You also need to make sure that you don't get penalty fees or Over-the-limit fees.

What are the benefits/costs of using a credit card? The benefits of using a credit card is that you will always be able to buy anything at any time. Your credit card will always be there if you need it. The only bad thing is the Interest Rate (APR). If you don't pay it off you have to pay extra money.

Being Smart with credit cards

You should always use your credit card wisely. If you don't terrible things may happen. You should always make sure you have your credit card with you and don't give it to anyone. They can buy things and ruin your credit. You should also make sure you use it for big things and as a last resort. You should not buy something with it just because you want it. If you lose it, make sure you call and cancelle your card right away so no one else can use it.