Using credit cards to pay your bills may have perks you haven’t heard about.
The most proven methodology of payment on web-based systems is by credit card, but did you know that paying with your credit card can actually benefit you? Some advantages are more obvious, but some may surprise you.
1. Better protection
If your cash is lost or stolen, there is little that can be done. However, if your credit card is lost or stolen, as long as you contact the credit card company within 30 days, you cannot be held liable if the card is used without your permission. Also, credit card companies are already taking notice of your spending patterns and will often notify you if they detect any suspicious activity.
2. Building up a credit history
You can sky rocket your credit score with responsible use of your credit cards. Not many people are aware that a good credit score can help you get lower insurance and mortgage rates and may even help you get a job.
3. Earn rewards or cash back
Many credit cards offer the opportunity for members to collect rewards directly related to their dollars spent. These rewards can range from airline points to discounts on clothing stores and restaurants. Some cards even directly reward users with cash.
4. Helpful in record keeping
Every time you pay with a credit card, you get a bill. This record can allow you to look closely at your spending habits and easily see exactly where your money goes each month. Your credit card bill also acts as an additional receipt which can be useful as evidence in any purchase discrepancies. Doing your taxes soon? Your receipts are already organized through your credit card statement.
Credit cards are much easier to carry around that cash, coins and checks. Simple as that. And if you are away from home without cash, you may be able to receive a cash advance or have the option of purchasing traveler’s checks with your credit card.
For questions on Billhighway payment options, please visit our website at www.billhighway.com. Questions about your specific credit card should be directed toward your credit card provider or bank.
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