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Picking the right credit card

Summary

All that you need to know to pick the right credit card for you, with information on balance transfers, prepaid cards, rewards cards and more.

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Which type of credit card is right for you?

There are so many different types of cards out there — from balance transfers to rewards and beyond — and it can be hard to tell them all apart. We break it all down for you.

Why was my card application denied?

9 things you need to know about prepaid cards

Credit cards aren’t for everyone. If you’re looking for something that offers a lot less temptation, a prepaid card could work for you.

7 ways to get the most from rewards credit cards

Whether you’re looking for free flights or cold cash, rewards cards can work for you — unless you don’t know how the game is played.

7 things you should know about business credit cards

Credit cards are a vital tool for many businesses, but how do you pick the right one for your company? We’ll tell you what to look for.

9 things you should know about balance transfers

Used wisely, balance transfers can help you draw down that lingering credit card debt. But the rules can be tricky. Here’s what you must know.

Find common credit card terms in our glossary

What’s an APR? What about a grace period or a finance charge? This alphabetical list of terms can help clear things up for you.

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Credit Card Rate Report Updated: November 25th, 2020
Business
13.91%
Airline
15.50%
Cash Back
15.85%
Reward
15.75%
Student
16.12%

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