Yes, the First Progress Platinum Elite has a grace period of at least 25 days, lasting from the end of each billing cycle until the payment due date. If cardholders pay their First Progress Platinum Elite statement balance in full every month, First Progress will not charge any interest.
Keep in mind that you are not required to pay the entire balance by the due date. But if you decide to pay less than the full amount due, you will lose the grace period. The remaining First Progress Platinum Elite balance and any new purchases will then start to accrue interest that compounds daily. To get a credit card grace period back, you will need to pay the statement balance in full for two consecutive months.
It’s also important to note that grace periods do not apply to cash advances.
The First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card
The First Progress Platinum Elite credit limit is $200 to $2,000. Everyone who gets approved for First Progress Platinum Elite is guaranteed a credit limit of at least $200, though each person’s exact starting credit limit will depend on how much of a security deposit they put down. When you first open the secured card, the amount of your security deposit will be your credit limit.… read full answer
The First Progress Platinum Elite credit limit that you start with isn’t necessarily your credit line forever. First Progress will usually allow you to increase your security deposit for a higher credit line.
The time during which you can pay your monthly credit card bill before interest begins to accrue. The Grace Period generally lasts for 20-30 days after your bill is assessed. Not all credit cards offer a Grace Period, and none do when you are revolving a balance, in which case purchases begin to incur interest immediately.… read full answer
Be wary of credit cards that do not have a grace period (i.e. 0 days) because even if you pay your bill in full every month, you will accrue interest charges every day that you have a balance on the card.
Only purchases have a grace period. Cash Advances and Balance Transfers do not have a grace period and interest charges therefore get assessed immediately.
If you do not plan to pay your credit card balance in full every month, then you should not care about the grace period since you will get assessed interest charges based on your daily balance, regardless of what the grace period is. If you do plan to pay your credit card balance in full every month, then you should care about the grace period since it represents the number of days you will have to pay your bill in full without triggering a interest charge.
The Grace Period also represents a prime reason why you should use separate credit cards to revolve debt and make everyday purchases. Doing so lowers your average daily balance (what your interest rate gets applied to) and allows you to avoid incurring unnecessary interest costs on purchases that you will pay for in full within the billing period.
No. A one-day-late payment does not affect a credit score. A late payment won’t be reported to the credit bureaus until it is 30 days past-due – meaning a second due date has passed. This could also trigger a loan to default, depending on the type of loan and the agreed upon terms. If you pay before the 30-day mark, your credit score is fine. Anything later, expect a drop – generally between 60 and 100 points, depending on the type of payment and starting credit score.… read full answer
Many loan agreements include a grace period that will forgive payments that arrive a few days late. Mortgage agreements often include a grace period of a few days to a few weeks. Auto loans typically include a 10-day grace period for payments. But make sure to check your loan documents to confirm just how long your grace period lasts.
Credit cards operate a bit differently. In some cases, late fees can be triggered if you miss a payment by just one day. The first time you miss a credit card payment, you can be charged up to $29. If you miss any subsequent payments over the next six billing cycles, you can be charged up to $40. Those fees are on top of any interest you may accrue for not paying off the full amount on your card. Credit cards also generally have grace periods, but these relate to being charged interest on your balance.
Delinquent payments of any type are considered negative information and remain on your credit report for 7 years from the date of the original missed payment. If you want to see whether any missed payments are affecting your credit, you can check your latest credit report and credit score for free on WalletHub.
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