Understanding your revolving credit line statement
Now that you know what a revolving credit line is, it’s just as important to be aware of how you can properly use it to maximize its benefits. Seeing your statement for the first time can be quite confusing. Don’t worry! Here’s a quick guide that will help you understand your credit line statement better.
Understanding your bill
Let’s say that you have been approved for a REVI Credit line of PHP 50,000. You then use this to pay for home repairs worth PHP 12,000 and use another PHP 3,000 to cover a small emergency. This means that you still have PHP 35,000 left from your credit line that you can use as needed.
Once your REVI Credit statement arrives, you will see two things highlighted− your total amount due and your minimum amount due. The total amount due is the sum of all the money you used in your credit line. In this case, your total amount due is PHP 15,000. On the other hand, your minimum amount due is the amount you have to settle in order for you to not incur additional charges. With REVI Credit, your minimum due is 15% of your total statement balance or in this case, PHP 2,250.
Your payment options
Now that you know the difference between the total and the minimum amount due, you’re ready to settle your REVI Credit bill. There are actually three payment options you can choose from. The first option is to pay the statement balance in full. This means, you will settle the PHP 15,000 total amount due and bring your credit back up to PHP 50,000.
The second option is to pay a little above the minimum amount due. If you decide to pay PHP 5,000 out of your total amount due, your credit line will go back up to PHP 40,000. In the meantime, the remaining PHP 10,000 from your total amount due shall accrue interest that will be reflected on your next bill.
The last option is to pay the minimum amount due of PHP 2,250. This will bring your credit line up to PHP 37,250. The remaining PHP 12,750 from your total amount due will be subject to interest that shall reflect on your next billing statement.
The worst case scenario
In the scenario that you fail to pay the minimum amount due, your total outstanding balance of PHP 15,000 will accrue interest that will reflect in the next billing statement. On top of that, you will be charged with a late payment fee of 5% from your outstanding balance or PHP 750. While it doesn’t seem like a huge sum at first, neglecting to pay your monthly due can lead to bigger charges and interest fees, and can greatly affect your credit score.
Remember, getting a credit line comes with a responsibility of keeping up with your payments. This way, you are sure to have access to cash whenever the need arises and you can open up new credit in the future that can help leverage your finances.
You can be ready for anything all thanks to CIMB Bank’s first all-in-one revolutionary product, REVI Credit! Get easy access to credit and financial flexibility right at your fingertips. If you’re an existing CIMB Bank customer, all you need to do is download the REVI Credit app and apply for a revolving credit line of up to PHP 250,000. You can use it to buy load and pay bills. You can even convert a portion of your approved credit line to cash or to a Term Loan! Buy now and pay later with our virtual card soon! All these with ZERO ANNUAL FEES!
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