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Money To Burn? Consider A Premium Credit Card
With all things in life, there will be things that you can pay extra for with credit cards. While most people in most circumstances will be looking for a credit card that gives them the absolute cheapest deals and best rates, there will be some people out there who will be looking for that little bit extra with their credit card and will be willing to pay a premium for these extra benefits.
The amount you will have to pay for a premium credit card will vary enormously when you compare the offers from one credit card company to another. By and large, you should expect that the more you are paying for a premium credit card, the better the card will be and the more premium facilities and extra features the card will offer you. There are some credit card companies that will offer relatively cheap premium credit card options. This might be a platinum card or a similar offer that costs just a few pounds per month. There are even companies out there that will charge you nothing for a so-called premium credit card. Other may charge you a significant monthly or annual fee so the differences can be very large.
The fact that you pay nothing for the credit card does not necessarily mean that it does not offer you premium services, as the reason you have paid nothing for it may be due to the fact that you are an exceptional attractive applicant and the credit card company wishes to attract you to their business. You will generally know how good your credit rating is and if you think that you may not deserve a free premium credit card based on your credit rating, and then you should consider the possibility that the card is actually offering you nothing extra.
The services that a premium credit card generally offers will vary. Some will offer you an attractive reward scheme. This may be a cash back option, or some other reward such as redeemable points or airmiles for every pound you spend on the card.
These reward schemes can be very attractive to some customers because if you spend a lot on your card, you can get a significant amount back in cash or reward and may even get a free flight every year. Other advantages typically associated with premium cards are high maximum spending limits and very good rates of interest. For people that carry a high outstanding balance on their card, it may be worth their while to pay for a premium card that will save them money on interest payments. Other charges associated with credit cards such as international transaction costs and cash withdrawals may be free also.
A recent report revealed that many people are not utilising the reward scheme offered by their credit card company. It should be remembered that the reward scheme is an intrinsic part of the credit card and the use of it enables the consumer to save cash, be it through a straightforward cash back scheme or a loyalty scheme that offers points that can be redeemed against goods.
About the Author: Peter Kenny is a writer for creditcards-gb
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