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  • Rui N. 855 posts

    Paying HMRC (taxes or tax free childcare) is probably the most kosher use of fronted there is. It’s HMRC that bans credit cards (probably because of processing costs), it’s not credit cards that ban HMRC.
    But of course, it’s up to you and the risk you are willing to take.

    AndrewT 125 posts

    HMRC do accept corporate credit cards (because they can charge an additional fee to cover the processing cost), supporting that even further.

    Conversely of course it’s still paying off a cash debt rather than paying for goods or services, so why that should be considered different from other forms of ‘cash like transactions’ that some people claim are directly breaching credit card terms & conditions is unclear to me.

    Rui N. 855 posts

    The service here is a functioning society I guess *inverted smile emoji*
    Credit cards of course don’t mind at all paying off a cash debt, even for free sometimes, as long as you do it with as a balance transfer (they can whatever they want, of course).

    Anyhow, this is not some state secret that shouldn’t be discussed in the open. It’s something that even this website doesn’t mind getting paid to make a post about it.
    If anyone does not feel confortamble doing it, up to them. I paid tax free childcare with Curve for several years, Virgin and BC no issue (even when Virgin started to charge cash advance fees for “everything” fronted). I don’t pay for Curve anymore, so moved to Zilch 2% cashback (no points earned, has to be debit card), now dead *sad emoji*

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