Problems with Plastiq Payments on Personal Visa Credit Cards

Plastiq, the online payment processing system that allows you to pay bills that you otherwise could not pay on a credit card for a 2.5% fee, is having trouble with many  consumer Visa credit cards. For the time being, bills paid with many (but not all) personal visa credit cards through Plastic are susceptible to one of two circumstances:

A) Getting categorized as cash advances.

Plastiq Promo: Only 2% Fees for Rent Payments

This promotion is only for those who have never used Plastiq before. If that's you, keep reading.

Plastiq is basically bill pay with benefits. They make it possible for you to use a credit card for many expenses that otherwise require a check, because they send the check for you.

Ink Business Preferred: 3x on Plastiq

For the moment at least, payments made via online payment processor Plastiq with Chase Ink Business Preferred Cards are coding under the 3x category bonus.

The 3x category bonus on the Ink Business Preferred is supposed to be for travel and shipping purchases, internet, cable and phone services, and on advertising purchases made with social media sites and search engines.

Pay Mortgage With a MasterCard on Plastiq for Promo Fee of 1.5%

Plastiq is an online bill payment processing system that allows you to pay bills you’d normally pay in cash or with a check on a debit card (for a 1% fee) or credit card (for a 2.5% fee). Right now Plastiq is running a promotion to lower that credit card fee to 1.5% if you use your MasterCard to pay three mortgage payments before the end of 2017.

The cap you can save on fees is $200, which means the promo fee rate of 1.5% applies to just your first $20,000 in mortgage payments.

Rentler: Pay Rent on a Credit Card With 2.5% Fee

We received a tip from a reader to check out Rentler, a platform connecting landlords and tenants that (among other things) allows you to pay rent on your credit card with a 2.5% processing fee.

You can make payments via bank transfer or debit card as well:

But it's obviously the credit card payments that interest us.
How Rentler Works
Both landlord and tenant need an account on Rentler in order to process the payment. Here's more info for tenants, and here's more info for landlords. Looks pretty simple to set up.

No More Free Credit Card Rent Payments Via Radpad, Promotion Cut Short

If you were planning on paying your rent on a credit card for free for the rest of the year during Radpad's Android Pay promotion, don't. Radpad screwed up-- admittedly so at least.

A couple weeks ago Scott wrote about the promotion Radpad was running that enabled you to pay rent on a credit card for free through Android Pay.  It was supposed to last through the end of the year, but they greatly underestimated just how many of us would take advantage and don't have the budget to cover the subsidies.

Earn Miles Paying Rent! No Credit Card Fees Through 2016

The Hilton 75k offer has expired. For the current top offers, click here.


You can pay your rent on Radpad via Android Pay with a credit card, now through the end of this year, completely FEE FREE.

For many people rent makes up a large portion of monthly spending, but they avoid processing it through any sort of application because of fees.