Choose a card that suits your personality
For you a prepaid card is the best bet as it will save a lot of money, which you pay as interest and various charges. It will also prevent you from spending beyond your means.
Example: SBI EZ-PAY Card, HDFC GiftPlus, ICICI Gift Card
The Credit Paranoid
You never wanted a credit card in the first place. According to you being in debt is a crime. You applied for the card just because it made your life easy in some scenarios like booking air tickets and overseas purchases. You only swipe it in some kind of emergency and it goes unused at times for months.
The best card, which will suit your needs, is the one with no annual charge. You never make late payments and you are not a frequent user so interest rate and reward structure of the card doesn’t matter much for you.
Example: ICICI Bank Preferred Silver Cards, Axis Bank Gold Card, Bank of India Classic Card, ICICI Bank Cash Gold etc.
So do get clued on to your credit personality, research on a suitable card and then dial the bank.
—The author is CEO, BankBazaar.com
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