Balance transfer promotional rates on the rise

By Staff

Balance transfer promotional rates are getting more generous, with more cards offering lengthy interest-free promotional periods, according to the 2015 Balance Transfer Survey.

The survey found 85 of the 100 cards surveyed allow balance transfers, with 44 cards offering low APRs. Of those cards, 38 offer a promotional rate for at least 12 months, up from 33 cards in 2013. The number of cards offering a promotional period of 15 months or longer rose to 17 cards. Ten cards offered them the previous year.

Of the 44 cards with promotional low intro rates, 40 have a 0-percent interest rate while the other four have 4.99-13.90 percent interest rates.

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Published: January 16, 2015

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