Aussies 'are being more cautious with their credit cards'
The tough financial situations many Aussies are struggling with at the moment are contributing factors to their reticence to use credit cards, it has been suggested.
MasterCard spokesman David Masters told the Herald Sun that people are more likely to buy goods using their plastic when they feel secure about their finances.
"In mature markets like Australia that tends to be a sure sign of caution because there is a tendency for consumers to use credit cards when times are good and consumer sentiment is high," he asserted.
Aussies hoping to get the most out of their plastic may want to go online to compare credit cards and find the deals that offer them the most attractive rates.
According to the RBA the average amount owed on each card by Aussies who own them is $3,321, News.com.au reported.
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