We’ll send you a statement every month that you have balance outstanding or there’s activity on your account. It’ll cover your statement period and let you know when your payments are due. If you miss the payment due date, you’ll start accruing interest.
Interest is calculated at the end of the statement period. It’s calculated on the average daily unpaid balance from your previous statement, using the annual percentage rates outlined in your Schedule. If you’ve been charged interest, you'll see it on your statement as:
This is charged on any purchase made on your credit card.
This is charged when you withdraw money from your credit card (this is called a cash advance). No interest free period applies, and interest is charged from the day the cash advance is completed.
This is charged on balance transfers and any time you have a promotional rate on your account. You may see more than one entry for this if you have multiple promotional rates on your account.
When you make purchases, interest doesn’t get charged right away. To take advantage of interest free days on purchases (which can be up to 55 days) you’ll need to pay the total amount owing on your current statement, excluding any balance transfer amount(s), by the payment due date.
Interest is charged on all purchases on your outstanding balance from the day after the payment due date. A new interest free period starts as soon as the balance is paid in full.
You can also benefit from interest free days on your purchases when you have a balance transfer. You’ll just need to pay the closing balance owing on your statement, excluding any balance transfer amount, by the payment due date to qualify.
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