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Most banking/debit cards have their transactions show up almost instantaneously online, but credit cards are different. When I make a purchase, the most instant feedback I get is the available balance showing a decrease but I can never see the actual transaction. This is disconcerting because I would like to be able to see where my money goes in an instant instead of waiting 3-4 days for the credit card processing to occur.

I can kind of understand why it takes place, and the reason is for the good of the customer. The credit card company during transaction can check for fraud and stop things in their tracks if it is detected. While this is great, it keeps me from doing my own balancing and checking.

Being a user of a credit card instead of a debit card, it would be nice if they worked the same. Well, maybe some day.

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