How come on a Personal line of credit loan you get charged an apr and a periodic finance charge?

How come on a Personal line of credit loan you get charged an apr and a periodic finance charge? Why not just get a credit card then? I dont get it.. I know credit card rates are high now but most times you can find credit cards with lower rates then my line of credit. someone please tell me the positives of have a line of credit loan…

By | 2013-08-26T11:19:57+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Mortgages Home Loans Interest Rate|1 Comment

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  1. rowlfe August 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    A “line of credit” is nothing more than a pre-negotiated, pre-approved loan. It has a maximum value you can draw. You have no charges until you actually USE some or all of the available funds. What you pay for this convenience is that there is no grace period as there is with a credit card and interest accrues immediately. Unlike a credit card, there is no “approval” process needed or required. You write a “check” against the line of credit and it is honored automatically since you are pre-approved. A line of credit is a fallback to other forms of loans. In essence, when someone calls your bank about your “check” they are informed by the bank that your check is equivalent to a certified check with the full backing of the bank behind it. What you are paying for with the interest and such is the convenience, pure and simple.

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