How to Use a Check Card as a Credit Card?

Answer A check card, also known as a debit card, looks exactly like a credit card, outside of the word "Debit" usually written on the front of the card. This card is used anywhere a credit card is accepte... Read More »

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Does using a check card or debit card help you build credit?

With a debit card, often called a "check card," you pay for purchases with money pulled directly from your checking account. Because you use your own money rather than borrowing money and repaying ... Read More »

Is a check card a credit card?

Although they typically bare the Visa or MasterCard insignia, a check card or debit card is not the same as a credit card. With a credit card, purchases are deducted from a line of credit, and user... Read More »

What is the difference between a bank card, credit card and a debit card?

According to, a bank card is a bank-issued plastic card with a magnetic strip used for electronic commerce. It allows transactions to be done electronically without having to... Read More »

Is it standard practice to charge credit card fees when paying by credit card?

While some businesses charge a fee when customers pay by credit card, it is against their merchant agreement with the credit card company, such as Visa or MasterCard. If you encounter a company th... Read More »