Having a Line of Credit allows you to be in a financial position to access money when you need it – for emergencies, home appliances, car repairs etc. How you use the funds is up to you. A line of credit allows you to overdraw your chequing account within a pre-established limit. The line of credit is accessible for Direct Payment purchases and ATM cash withdrawals.
Interest rates on a line of credit are lower than with credit cards, it makes sense to use a Line of Credit as a revolving source of cash. Interest is charged on the amount borrowed and only for the number of days it is used. If you don’t use it you don’t pay interest.