Fees, fees are everywhere, whether its charge for a house, for an account, for an identification or in our case a credit card. Annual fees are charged on any credit card holder. Annual means it is charged on annual basis, therefore yearly. And a fee is a consistent charge for a certain reason that will be charged on your credit card. So conclusively, an annual is a fee that is charged every year on your credit card.
This annual fee is commonly billed with the rest of your charges on your bills. It is charged every year on the date you have first opened your account with the corresponding bank. It is roughly around $15 to $20 for regular bank credit cards, but of course the fee is more expensive when it comes to the diversity of credit cards. For instance, if you have a platinum card, a gold card and so on forth the fees would of course rise. However, keep in mind that house cards are generally free from common bank accounts. A common trick that many bank companies use to lure more and more subscribing customers is to tell potential customers that their annual fee would no be charged the first year. This is of course an advertising aspect and is alright to use if the customers are aware of what is going on, and that annual fees will resume after the free first year.
But now then, there are some bank companies that offer bank cards with no annual fees at all. A very famous bank company known for its no annual fee bank cards is the RBC Royal Bank. RBC offers an RBC Rewards Visa Gold with no annual fee. RBC offers an RBC Rewards Visa Classic with no annual fee. RBC offers a Starbucks Duetto** Visa. All of these offer you separate benefits and separate other charges to owning the bank card. However the annual fee is omitted for customer satisfaction.
Do not fooled though, if a credit card has no annual fee it will definitely have other fees such as interest rates and minimal account balances and so on forth. Ideally every bank card that you purchase has some sort of financial conditions that you will have to agree to pay in order to receive a specific banks services. Be alert with which bank card you purchase and be apt at keeping a good history.