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Don't be stupid like me and fund your DCU account with a credit card

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Don't be stupid like me and fund your DCU account with a credit card

I recently obtained DCU membership and made my $10 donation, and $5 deposit into savings.

 

I did a little searching in the forums to see if it would code as a cash advance, but didn't see anything recent. Now I see I was using the wrong search terms because "DCU Funding" comes back with a warning from 2014: Funding a DCU account will code as a cash advance. I don't see anything more recent than that, so I'm posting this as a warning to others. 

 

I just took a look at my Capital One account online, and I see two transactions ($5 and $10) and two $10 cash advance fees as well. Smiley Mad

 

 



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Re: Don't be stupid like me and fund your DCU account with a credit card

I'm sorry this happened to you.  Smiley Sad

 

FWIW, there's a great DoC article with a list of many banks/CUs and how their funding codes:  http://www.doctorofcredit.com/does-funding-a-bank-account-with-a-credit-card-count-as-a-purchase-or-...

 

There's no entry in the article for DCU, but down in the comments there are a couple of people who had the same experience as you, so you're definitely not alone.  Smiley Frustrated

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Re: Don't be stupid like me and fund your DCU account with a credit card

Ouch!

 

Did you have the option of using a debit card to fund your account?

 

The interest starts accruing immediately for cash advances on the cc, so you might want to pay it off immediately!

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