Costs and Benefits
It’s easy to get a credit card if you work for a Colombian company. You can usually get your application approved after receiving regular income for three months. Of course, you should know what you’re getting into: credit cards come with a high APR in Colombia–we’re talking 34%.
However, by using it responsibly and establishing good credit in Colombia, you can earn yourself a home loan with 9% interest. If you’re not interested in or able to make a real estate purchase in cash, this benefit alone is enough to warrant getting the card.
Credit Card Use in Colombia
You’ll notice as you use your card that you will have an option to make multiple cuotas, or payments, on almost anything you buy, from new furniture to a meal at a restaurant. Cards are widely accepted, but you will run into smaller shops and restaurants that accept cash only.
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