Credit cards offer you a line of credit that can be used to make purchases, balance transfers and/or cash advances and requiring that you pay back the loan amount in the future. When using a credit card, you will need to make at least the minimum payment every month by the due date on the balance. If the full balance for purchases is not paid off, interest charges will be applied. Interest charges will be applied from the date of the transaction for balance transfers and/or cash advances.
Debit cards offer you a convenient way to withdraw money directly from your checking account. This money is not a loan, and no interest is charged. You will not have to make any minimum monthly payments. However, you must be careful not to charge more money than you have available in your checking account.