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Security Bank Credit Cards
Many Filipinos nowadays are considering getting their own credit card but the process of choosing which one to get can be overwhelming because of many choices offered by different banks. First time credit card seekers often choose mainstream credit cards offered by more popular banks, but if you do your research, you can find more options that can be more suitable for your finances.
Security for your finances
Security Bank is often overlooked by first-time credit card users because of bigger and more often used credit cards. However, Security Bank offers a good selection of credit cards tailored for the needs, lifestyle, and personal preferences of different users. A credit card from Security Bank can also qualify you for perks such as five supplementary cards for your immediate family, flexible payment options with an installment program, and convenient payment facilities.
Basic Security Bank credit cards
Security Bank has a line of MasterCard Gold/Classic credit cards, which you can choose if you are first time credit card user. These credit cards give you a waived annual membership fee on your first year, and you can issue a maximum of five supplementary credit cards. It also qualifies you for the Evergreen Rewards points, where every P30 you spend qualifies you to one point.
The interest rate is considered low at 3.25% on transactions, and it also offers a Cash Advance Facility of a maximum of 50% for the MasterCard Gold. Meanwhile, a 30% Cash Advance Facility is offered to the MasterCard Classic.
24-hour customer support
Users can feel secure with their credit card in case they encounter problems or have questions because the customer contact center is available 24/7 and accessible by phone. Paying for bills is also easy with Security Bank’s convenient payment facilities and bills assist program, and users can also qualify for the ChargeLight Installment Program which makes it easy for them to pay for pricey purchases.
Special credit cards
Security Bank also offers specifically tailored credit cards for corporate use and for frequent travelers, such as the Diners Club Premier/International and the MasterCard Corporate Credit Card. The Platinum MasterCard is also offered by Security Bank and it is useful for frequent spenders and travelers who like first class treatment when using their credit card.
Featured Credit Cards:
<li>Finance charge of only 3.50% per month</li>
<li>Cash advance of 5% or Php300 whichever is higher</li>
<li>For transactions done in foreign currencies, pay only a conversion fee of 2.50%</li>
<li> Pay an annual fee of just Php1600</li>
Should you let your kid have his own credit card?
Fact: there is already an increase of teens and college students who have their own credit cards. Credit card companies now aim on the two groups since they are the ones who spend more money than adults.
Educate your child on how to manage spending with a credit card. Parents an even use instances in the present state of affairs as an example to discuss to kids the pros and cons of credit cards.
Smaller credit limits are usual with these types of cards and while it may be easy to apply for one, credit card companies charge large interest rates and fees to the teenage credit card holders.
People who are below 18 are not legitimate in obtaining credit cards without the consent of their parents. Unfortunately, some kids fill out forms and receive credit cards without the knowledge of their parents. To avoid this, talk to them and help them realize the importance of beginning a solid credit history with their first card. Emphasize that it is of utmost importance to their future.
As a parent, start by reading the guidelines with your child. Make sure you call to attention all the terms written on the fine print. Avoid coming to the rescue if the bills get way out of control. This will teach him to be responsible in handling his money. A credit card spent by a teenager and paid by his parents initiates bad credit habits
Let the child bear in mind that his credit card sho uld be used in emergencies only. Monitor ALL his spending activities. Some credit cards even allow the parents to create their own credit limit for the supplementary cards. This is very logical especially if you are too busy with your career.
Parents can help their kids spend sensibly with the correct use of credit cards. At this early stage, it is better to prepare them in the reality of life by teaching them not to abuse its benefits.