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  • Credit cards have completely changed the way individual pay for goods and services. From withdrawing notes and paying for purchases through cash, individuals have now embraced paying for almost everything through plastic money. With the added feature of spending more money than one can afford due to credit, credit cards have revolutionized spending. Credit cards were first introduced in the 1950s and since then are being used throughout the world.

    Utility Bill Payments and Credit Cards

    Credit cards come with a plethora of benefits and features such as Rewards, Air-Miles, cashback offers, cash withdrawal, wide acceptance and so on. In addition to the above, the main reason individuals use credit cards to pay for their products is the convenience that comes with it. Cardholders can now use their credit cards to also pay all their utility bills. Most banks allow individuals to pay their utility bills through their credit cards, but the process and rates charged vary across each institution.

    How to Pay Utility Bills through Credit Cards

    Generally what happens is that individuals will have to create an account, login and then add the billers from the list that is provided by the bank. This list generally includes service providers for gas, telephone, electricity, insurance and so on. The limitation is that customers can pay their utility bills through their credit card only if the biller is in the bank’s seller list. Certain major service providers are registered with all banks.

    When it is time to make the payment, customers will have to select the seller, provide all required details and the amount that will have to be paid. Once all details are provided, in the payment option customers will have to choose credit card as their option and then pay their bills.

    Additionally, cardholders also have the option to give a standing instruction to their bank and money will automatically get charged to their credit card.

    Advantages of Paying Utility Bills through Credit Cards

    There are advantages as well as disadvantages to this method of payment. The biggest benefit of availing this service is convenience. Individuals can pay their bills from the comfort of their homes without having to visit each merchant/utility provider. Additionally, if individuals have given a standing instruction to their bank to charge their utility bill payment to their card every month, they will not have to worry about forgetting their bill payment as well.

    Certain banks also provide SMS/email alerts every time the amount is charged to their card which will help them track their payment.

    Another advantage of paying bills through credit cards is that individuals can avail Reward Points and other offers such as cashback, each time they pay their bill. Charging a higher amount to their card will result in their availing more perks and benefits.

    Disadvantages of Utility Bill Payment through Credit Cards

    However, there are certain flipsides to this as well. Certain banks charge a transaction fee which is not very high. But overtime, these charges add up to quite a substantial amount. A fee is also charged to the utility service providers. Although individuals can rack up Reward Points and other benefits by using their card, these perks are not substantial. Additionally, a handling fee may also be charged and Reward Points and cashback offers may be applicable for a limited period of time.

    Post implementation of GST, certain utility bills will be more expensive but contrary to certain rumours, GST will not be levied twice on payment of utility bills through credit cards.

    Paying utility bills through credit cards comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Customers should weigh the pros and cons of using this method of payment for their utility bills prior to using this method.

      

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    How to Pay Utility Bill through Credit Card Reviews

    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Excellent Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have ICICI bank credit card which was offered through Bank .I am using this credit card for the past 6 months and the credit limit was really good and it was sufficient as well .This was a free card and there are good reward points as well as cash back offers .I have got the credit card on time without any delay .
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , warangal
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • RBL Bank
      RBL Bank Credit Card
      "Need to decrease charges"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using RATNAKAR bank Bajaj credit card for more than a year which was applied through an other channel. It is an annual fee chargeable of 1000 rupees. The credit limit is given for 45 thousands which was sufficient. There is an EMI option but charges are high 23%. I use this card for shopping and get reward points.
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , nellore
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have HDFC Bank credit card which was applied through Bank directly .The credit limit was really good and it was sufficient as well and got all the details about the card process very clearly through the agent.This was a free card and got the card on time .Customer service is also good and getting good response if contact for any query .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , surat
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • SBI Cards Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have State Bank Of India credit card which was applied through Bank directly and got it .I am satisfied with the credit limit and got all the details about the card process very clearly through the agent.This was a chargeable card and got the card on time .Customer service is also good and getting good response .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , surat
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using ICICI Bank credit card which i am using for more than 2 years .I have taken this credit card through bank directly.This was a free card and got the details about the card process through the agent.I have got very good credit limit and this card is good to use .I am very much comfortable with the service so far .
      Was this review helpful? 1
      , surat
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am using Axis Bank credit card which i am using for more than 2 years .I have taken this credit card through bank directly.This was a free card and got the details about the card process through the agent.I have got good credit limit and this card is good to use .I am satisfied with the service so far .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , surat
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am satisfied with Bankbazaar's service. Bankbazaar is helping me a lot to get credit card. I had come to know about Bankbazaar from Google. I have downloaded their mobile application. I am receiving update credit score and I can check loans and credit card offers.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Not satisfied"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I applied for HDFC BANK MONEYBACK CREDIT CARD. I submitted my documents online. They have closed my application as my credit score is very low. I tried 2-3 times for credit card. My salary account is with HDFC Bank still they are rejecting my application.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • SBI Cards Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      I have State Bank Of India credit card which was taken through Bank directly.I am using this credit card for the past 2 years ,This was a life time free card and satisfied with the credit limit as well.There are reward points but no cash back offers .The service was really good and i am very much comfortable to use this card .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Better Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have HDFC Bank credit card which was taken through Bank directly.I am using this credit card for the past 4 years ,This was a free card and i have got a very good credit limit it was upto 1lakh .There are good cash back offers and reward points .I am using this card for mostly for online purchase and i am getting good offers as well.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , thiruvananthapuram
      Reviewed on Sep 21, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Good Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I am using Axis Bank credit card which was taken through Bank directly .I am using this credit card for the past 1 year .The credit limit was really good it was upto 40,000 and it was very much comfortable as well.This was a chargeable card and having good reward points as well as cash back offers.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , dhuri
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Excellent"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using Bankbazaar's mobile application for a long time. I am using it to my account details, loans and credit card offers. I am really satisfied with their services. I have come to know about Bankbazaar from a promotional message.
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      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Average Service"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have HDFC Bank credit card which was offered through Bank .I am using this credit card for the past 1.5 years.The credit limit was good and it was acceptable as well. There are really good reward points as well as cash back offers ,This was a free card and it is very easy to use and it was smooth as well .
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , madurai
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Not satisfied"
      0.5 1.0/5 "Really Bad"
      I had applied a MONEYBACK CARD from HDFC Bank. I had arranged the documents to submit. I called them many times but their number was not reachable. I just spoke to them one on the phone once. One of their executives told me that they don't give loan to security guard.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chandigarh
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • Bank Bazaar Credit Card
      "Very Good"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have been using Bankbazaar's service for the last 2-3 years. I have downloaded their mobile application to check credit card offer and loans. It's very useful. I had come to know about Bankbazaar when I received a promotional message to check credit score.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , noida
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Average"
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I had applied HDFC BANK MONEYBACK credit card. Their executive called and informed me that my application has been closed because my employer is not private limited. I submitted my documents online. Their customer service was good, they gave me proper information.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , noida
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • SBI Cards Credit Card
      "Good Card"
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      Last two years I am using SBI simply save card, its easy to access any where either in all the swiping machine. It has yearly fee around Rs.2500, they have airport lounge, travel discounts, they do have cash back at amazon, flipkart and other sites.
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
      "Best Service"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I have HDFC Bank credit card which was taken through Bank.I am using this credit card for the past 1 year .This was a free card and the agent gave all the information about the card process.I have got the credit card on time and the credit limit was good .I have not submitted any documents since it was a paperless approval .
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Benefits should be improved"
      0.5 2.0/5 "Expected more"
      My master privilege card has yearly fee of Rs.1500, Its a basic card for regular usage. Some time I get fuel surcharges around 2% but its not so beneficial , I am getting reward points based on my spend. For 100 rupees I get 4 points is equal to one rupee.
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      , vijayawada
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
      "Good for cash back"
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      AXIS bank upgraded my credit card feature in my seven years of experience, earlier I had my zone card now I got classic signature card it has yearly fee of Rs. 5000, they give same value of Rs.5000 cash back for shopping purpose like big bazaar and they do have airport lounges, air miles.
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      , vijayawada
      Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019
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