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Be Careful if You Use Your Personal Credit Card for Business Purchases

Now that the new CARD Act (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act) has been implemented to prevent unfair interest rate hikes and protect consumers there is a big loophole if you use your personal credit card for business purchases.

The problem is that the CARD Act does not apply for business or corporate credit cards or cards used as “an extension of credit primarily for a business, commercial or agricultural purpose.” So if a credit card determines that the purchases on your personal credit card are primarily for business use, like frequent flights, hotels, big meals out, office supplies, etc. then it is a loophole the credit card company could exploit to JACK UP your rates to whatever they want with little notice.

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