Credit cards offer convenient ways to pay for things, as well as many other benefits. But it's important to always remember to pay your credit card balance by its due date to avoid unnecessary fees. Fortunately, we offer easy ways to pay your HSBC credit card bills.
Your credit card balance is the amount you need to pay back at the end of your statement period. It includes everything you've spent on the card plus any interest and fees that might be applicable.
If you don't pay your balance in full by the time it is due, you will be charged interest on anything you owe. With many cards, you might lose some of the additional benefits that your card offers, until you've paid your balance in full.
In addition, if you miss your repayment or pay less than the minimum required payment, you will be charged a late payment fee. This fee usually has a minimum charge, but might rise to around 5% of your statement balance, depending on the bank.
Paying your credit card balance on time is a very important factor for banks or credit institutions to assess your credibility. If you can't pay off your credit card balance over and over again, your account will be flagged as "notable". This will lower your credit score, which makes it difficult for you to request an increase to your card limit or apply for low-interest loans.
When you are an HSBC credit cardholder, paying off your credit card balance becomes easier as we offer you many convenient ways to pay off your credit card balance:
If you have more than one bank account, you can use online banking to transfer funds to your credit card account. The account you pay from doesn't even have to be from the same bank as your credit card. In fact, someone else can make a payment to your card from their account.
You should be aware that there could be a transfer fee if the account you're paying from isn't in the same banking network as your credit card account. If this is the case it is the sending bank that charges this fee, not the receiving one.
Using auto debit to pay your credit card bill can save you a lot of time and helps minimize the risk of you forgetting to pay on the due date. It's simple: you specify an amount that your bank will automatically deduct from your main account each month to pay your credit balance.
To register for this service, you need to go to the nearest branch of your card issuer and ask about auto debit.
There are 2 types of auto debit: minimum payment and full payment. If you choose minimum payment, the system will automatically pay only the minimum required amount – even if you have enough money in your account to cover your entire credit card balance. This means you'll probably have to pay additional interest charges as well.
You should also remember that for auto debit to work, your account needs to have at least as much as your minimum required payment, or your entire credit card balance, depending on which auto debit you sign up for.
If you register for a full payment service but your bank account doesn’t have enough balance to execute the order, even if the balance is greater than the minimum required payment amount, the system will not be able to make the payment.
If you have an HSBC bank account, you can use HSBC Online Banking or HSBC Vietnam application to pay your credit card balance. This is convenient because you can pay your balance anytime, anywhere you have an internet connection.
Here's what you need to do:
You can also set up your payment ahead of time, but you'll need to make sure you have enough money in your account to cover the payment on the date you set.
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Payoo is an e-wallet app that lets you make transactions on websites that support Payoo as a payment method. Payoo also lets you pay off your HSBC credit balance at affiliated stores or directly on the Payoo app
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Similar to ATM withdrawals, you can also pay your credit card balance with a debit card at any ATM (including ATMs outside of the HSBC network) that support wire transfers. You can make your credit card balance payment at whatever time works for you, even outside of working hours
The steps include:
Of course, you can go directly to branch of your card issuing bank to pay your bill. The downside of this method is that you need to arrange your time to go to the bank branch during working hours.
If you have an HSBC bank account but can’t use any of the other payment methods, our customer service can help you pay your balance. To do this, just call us and provide our staff with your personal information and your card information.
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A number of things can happen if you're not able to pay your credit card balance. These will depend on how often this happens, how much you owe, and how late your payment is.
If you don’t pay at least the minimum payment as required by the bank, your information will be recorded as overdue in the card issuing bank's system.
If this happens more than once, your card issuer can temporarily or permanently lock your credit card to prevent new transactions. If this happens, you won't be able to use the card.
When you borrow from banks or financial institutions, the National Credit Information Center (CIC) will keep records in the form of credit scores. Each bank has its own requirements for a customer's credit score. If your credit score is too low due to late loan repayment, there is a high chance that banks or financial institutions will not accept your applications for credit cards, unsecured loans and mortgage loans.
As mentioned, there are penalties incurred and interest on late payments if you are unable to pay your credit card balance on time. According to HSBC's policies, the current credit card late payment fee is minimum VND 80,000 or 4% of the minimum amount to be paid for the statement period, whichever is more. It's important to note how much these fees and extra interest payments can add up to if you leave debts from time to time.
If you leave debts unpaid, banks and financial institutions do have the legal right to come after you for repayment.
You can check your credit card balance by looking at the email statement, through online and mobile banking, or by contacting your card's customer service line.
Checking your balance regularly lets you keep track of your purchases, so you can avoid late payments and make timely adjustments to unreasonable expenses. It also helps you detect and react quickly to any suspicious transactions.
Your repayment will only be confirmed once the bank has received the money. Because some methods can take longer than others to register, it's a good idea to pay one to two days earlier than the due date, or use an automatic debit service so you don't have to worry about being late.
It's also a good idea to make your payment early if you're going to pay your credit card balance by depositing money at an ATM. That way, if there is an ATM failure and you can't use that method, you still have time to change to another payment method and avoid late payment of your bill.
For example, let's say you took a cash advance during your billing cycle and you decide to only pay a part of your credit balance on the due date. The bank will use this partial payment to pay for the cash advance first.
The card number and CVV code printed on the back of the credit card are important information, mainly used for online transactions. For this reason, you shouldn’t let other people borrow your card, even your relatives. You certainly don’t want the risk of exposing your sensitive information as well as your card falling into the wrong hands.
When you forget to pay off your balance on time, interest and fees will incur. These amounts aren’t much if you only forget to pay in a short time. But when you make it on the due date, you both enjoy an interest-free period for the next month and maintain a good credit score.
The long interest-free period gives you more flexibility to pay off your outstanding balance when you've made big purchases.
Find out more: How to get a 55-day interest-free period
Note that you will only be confirmed to have paid the outstanding balance when the bank has received the money.
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You probably already knew a lot of the benefits you can get with a credit card. Now you know why it's so important to always pay your statement on time, and whenever possible, to pay the entire statement balance: missing a payment or carrying a balance can cause a lot of financial stress.
That's why we're here to help. We offer as many payment options as possible, so no matter what your preferrred method of banking is, you'll never have to miss a payment.
We've got a lot of other great tips about how to use your credit card wisely. Find out more about credit cards articles to see which is the most suitable credit card for you.