The following are different scenarios to levy service charges on the monthly bill statement.
Cash Advance / BTF: Bank Alfalah cardholders can avail our Cash Advance Facility up to 50% of their credit limit. Bank Alfalah also offers an easy and convenient way to settle their payments on all their existing credit cards with our Balance Transfer Facility (BTF). The service charges on both the aforementioned facilities are taken from the date of transaction (the customer is either a Transactor (explained below) or Revolver (explained below)).
Example: If a customer avails cash advance or BTF of Rs.10,000 on 01-1-2008 and pays the entire Rs. 10,000 on 06-1-2008, he /she will also be charged with a 5 day service charge on Rs. 10,000. In case of partial payment, please see the details under the heading Revolver.
Transactor: Transactions other than cash advance / BTF and fees are called retail transactions. Transactor is the cardholder who pays off all his/her liabilities (mentioned in monthly statement) within the due date and no services charges is levied on such an account.
Example: If a cardholder shops for Rs.10,000 in a month and pays the entire amount of Rs.10,000 within the due date, being the Transactor no service charges will be imposed, if there is no BTF and cash transactions / Call & Pay.
Revolver: Revolver is a cardholder who make minimum (5% of outstanding) or less than full payment. For a first time revolver, service charges will be levied on all transactions appearing in the current statement and previous month’s statement from the date of the transactions. For a second time revolver, service charges will be levied on the balance carried forward from the billing cycle date and on all transactions from transactions dates appearing in the statement. Any SBS installment will be treated as a retail transaction and services charges will be levied.
Example: If a cardholder shops for Rs.10,000 in a month and pays Rs.5,000 by the due date, the Bank will first charge him/her on Rs.10,000 till the date of partial payment i.e Rs.5,000. And from the date of partial payment onward, charges will be on remaining Rs. 5,000.
SBS/Installment Plan: Bank Alfalah cardholders can convert any transaction with the amount of Rs.3,000/- and above to a step by step (SBS) payment plan. It gives the cardholder the flexibility to convert his/her large payments into small-equally monthly installments. The customer is billed with principal and service charges separately on every month.