Business Credit Cards – Choose Wisely.
It used to be easy to choose a new business credit card. All you had to do was compare interest rates, the service charge, and the credit limit. Initially there were only a few companies that offered credit cards. It was really quite simple.
Now the sheer volume of competitors within the credit card industry has made it necessary for the financial institutions to be extremely creative when bringing forth new credit card offers. Each new issue is intended to give more value than previous offers and better than any competitor’s card. Not only that, they need to back up those products to ensure customer loyalty.
The individual consumers aren’t the only one benefiting from this more competitive market. Small businesses and corporations are as well. In fact, businesses may be getting even more value than the individual; however, the offers vary widely.
Businesses are given the same incentives as individual card holders. This includes 0% APR introductory interest rate, balance transfer options, bonus points, travel rewards, and some with no annual fee. In addition, whether a small new company or a large corporation, business credit cards come with unlimited additional cards for employees, offers of discounts for certain types of merchandise, and a quarterly and annual report.
A company benefits financially when applying for and using a business credit card. Use of a business credit card helps the cash flow, an especially important factor in smaller businesses. The detailed reports, both quarterly and yearly, assist the company in keeping track of and controlling their variable expenses. Often times the information can be easily transferred over to any of today’s accounting software programs which also save the company time and money.
All benefits are not offered by every company and not for the entire inventory of their business credit card offers. Know the interest rate that will be in effect after the introductory period and pick a card with the benefits your company needs, being sure to keep future needs in mind.
It’s best to choose a business credit card being offered by a major institution. You want to be sure that you’ll have easy access to your records and funds. Most financial institutions allow online viewing of your account.
We are now able to compare a variety of products with warp speed. But, it’s still wise to proceed with caution when picking a new business credit card. You want this to be a lasting association.