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charge card vs revolver

Can someone explain to me the difference between the two and also how to differentiate a card from the other, I quite still don't understand which is which.

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Re: charge card vs revolver

Charge card must be PIF every month, revolver can carry a balance.  The terms of the card show which is which.


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Re: charge card vs revolver

Poster above me basically summed it up. If you don't PIF a charge card you have some serious penalty fees and possibly losing the card. Also you have a longer period to pay off your balance with a  charge card versus a credit card. A credit card allows you to carry a balance over time if you choose too. 

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Re: charge card vs revolver

Based on the info from your siggy:

 

REVOLVERS:  You can leave a balance every month ( AMEX BCP, AMEX TU) with various APR on each card based on your credit worthiness

 

CHARGE CARDS:  Must pay in full every month (AMEX GREEN, GOLD, PRG, PLATINUM) no APR because you pay in FULL every month.

 

 

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Re: charge card vs revolver

Awesome thank you! Anyone know if there's a list of charge cards out there
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Sedah wrote:
Awesome thank you! Anyone know if there's a list of charge cards out there

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yudeology101 wrote:

Sedah wrote:
Awesome thank you! Anyone know if there's a list of charge cards out there

AMEX GREEN, GOLD, PRG, PLAT, MERCEDES BENZ PLAT.   Others can chime in if i missed anything.


Is a Chase Ink a charge card?

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Re: charge card vs revolver

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Pat94108 wrote:

yudeology101 wrote:

Sedah wrote:
Awesome thank you! Anyone know if there's a list of charge cards out there

AMEX GREEN, GOLD, PRG, PLAT, MERCEDES BENZ PLAT.   Others can chime in if i missed anything.


Is a Chase Ink a charge card?


Yes, Chase Ink Bold is a charge card, versus Ink Plus is a revolver.  ::edited for typo::

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Re: charge card vs revolver


Pat94108 wrote:

yudeology101 wrote:

Sedah wrote:
Awesome thank you! Anyone know if there's a list of charge cards out there

AMEX GREEN, GOLD, PRG, PLAT, MERCEDES BENZ PLAT.   Others can chime in if i missed anything.


Is a Chase Ink a charge card?


The Ink Bold is their charge card.

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