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Can my credit card company charge me a fee for using a convenience check if the interest rate on the check is zero percent?


Yes, a credit card company can charge you a fee for convenience checks, even if the check has a zero percent interest rate.

 The credit card company is required to tell you the fee when you opened your account. Also, if the terms changed or if it’s been more than 30 days since you opened your account, you’ll see the fee on the front page containing the checks.  

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