Is it legal for a company to reserve the right to charge your credit card or debit card for non-payment?

Asked on July 14, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Illinois


Terence Fenelon / Law Offices of Terence Fenelon

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Ther terms and rights of the party's are contained in the card holder agreement, which, in most cases, provides that a fee can be levied for a miissed or late payment. In all likelyhood, the card issuer is merely exercising its rights under the agreement.  A debit card, however, would be treated differently, assuming that there existed suitable funds in the underlying account.

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