What is a Credit Bank?
A credit card company
or a credit bank is one that allows one to open and account and use an electronic card that the bank
provides to pay for any product or service even if we do not have the cash at that time on the condition that we would pay the bank back the original amount along with some added interest.
Customers of credit banks are nowadays allowed to open their account in any country and still use their card all over the world, since most cards that are issued today are international credit cards
. Thus if a person in Canada were to open their credit account in their country, they could still travel to almost any part of the world and still be able to use the credit card.
The whole process of using the credit card is somewhat analogous to money borrowing or taking out a loan, but in this case, we can take the loan for the exact amount we need and usually the interest rates are much cheaper. Another advantage in owning a credit card is that one�s credit bank or the amount of borrowing capacity that the credit card company
is willing to give a person is independent of that person�s status of their account at any bank. That is as long as they can prove that they can back up their charges with future influx of monetary funds.
A recent thing to hit the financial and commercial streets is the introduction of pre-paid credit cards
where instead of borrowing money and paying the card company later, one can do the opposite by paying the money upfront and creating a substantial credit bank
and then using the card for paying anything one purchases. Such cards are available in most places in around the major cities of Canada like the Citizens Bank in Vancouver.
But not all credit card companies have the best intentions of people in mind. Some of them charge a lot more in terms of hidden charges and interests and thus people end up paying more. Some trusted companies where people can be assured of a large credit bank are the TD Canada Trust and Royal Bank.
Credit card interest rates are usually determined by considering a number of factors such as the market situation, the value of the countries currency and also the amount of funds available to the credit bank. Also a way to make sure that you can get the most out of a credit card is to make sure that you have a high limit.
The credit limit varies from person to person and is usually a result of the trust that the bank can place in you that you will eventually be able to and will be willing to repay them. There are numerous cases where the bank or the card company has misplaced their trust and ended up losing large sums of money. In order to avoid this, the credit limit calculation is vital to a bank.
Thus most Canadians out there have credit cards in a number of major banks, and this is another measure of the economic health of the country.