My mother uses my credit card to help me build up reward points. She repays whatever she spends to my account. Sometimes she adds a little extra and then she tells me I don’t have to return and I should treat it as a present. Is this a problem of ribbis?


Yes, giving additional money in connection to a loan, even declared as a present, is a Rabbinic prohibition of Ribbis.


Shlchan Aruch Y:D 160:4, Shach ibid., see Bris Yehuda 5:2 and footnote there.

Tags: credit card loan present ribbis

Share The Knowledge

Not what you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged Interest on loans credit card loan present ribbis or ask your own question.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *