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    Debit, credit or both?

    • Posted on September 04, 2019
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    If you’re looking for a card, but don’t know which type is right for you, look no further. Here’s a quick guide on the benefits of debit cards and credit cards that can help you determine which works best for your needs. Once you’ve decided on a card, browse your available options with United Community Bank.

    Credit Cards

    Manage your Budget

    • Use your monthly card statement as a master receipt for purchases while tracking your monthly spending.

    Keep Score

    • A high credit score helps you obtain lower interest rates on loans. Using your card regularly and responsibly can demonstrate credit worthiness and help you build a better score.

    Hang on to Your Money Longer

    • Although credit cards do charge interest, there is a period to pay off your balance without incurring interest charges1. These interest-free periods typically range between 20-30 days.

    Use It and Be Rewarded

    • Depending on your card, you can earn cash back, travel rewards and more. Product warranties are extended to qualifying items purchased with your card.

    Peace of Mind

    • Your United Community Bank Credit Card is ideal for emergencies. If your card is lost or stolen, you can report it any time. Most credit cards offer Zero-Liability Fraud Protection3.

    Debit Cards

    Works Just Like Cash

    • Purchases are deducted automatically from your checking account.

    Rest Easy

    • If your card is lost or stolen, you can report it anytime. Your card includes Zero-Liability Fraud Protection2 and 24-hour fraud monitoring protection. Your debit card includes 3D Secure authentication for participating online merchant purchases for extra protection.

    Save Money

    • Debit cards have no annual fees or interest charges. Using your debit card for day-to-day purchases and to pay bills eliminates checks.

    Keep Track

    • With Online and Mobile Banking, you can track your debit card transactions, add alerts to monitor purchases as they happen and view your transaction history within your monthly account statement.

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    Debit Cards   Credit Cards

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