The Basic Credit Card Types
High interest rates Unfavorable interest calculations. A credit card may calculate interest charges based on average daily balance, not on the balance due. No grace period. Some credit cards might charge interest from the date of purchase until payment date, even if you pay off your balance. Nuisance fees. Try to do away with credit cards that have late-payment fees, over-limit fees, fees for not carrying a balance or only a balance below a certain level, or a percentage fee on your credit limit.
The modern bank credit card was first introduced in the 1960s by the Bank of America; the travel and entertainment credit cards were both introduced in the 1950s. Much may changed since then in terms of features and benefits, but the basic characteristics of each type of credit card have remained the same.