April 25, 2012
Austin, Texas — Interest rates on new credit card offers held steady for the second straight week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.
The average is composed of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation.
Rates for card categories tracked by CreditCards.com are listed below:
|Credit Card Rate Averages|
|Avg. APR||Last Week||6 Months ago|
The average annual percentage rate (APR) on new card offers remained unchanged at 14.91 percent Wednesday. This is the ninth week of 17 this year interest rates haven't budged.
Wednesday also marks the second straight week that promotional credit card offers remained the same for all 100 of the cards that CreditCards.com tracks. That includes promotional balance transfer offers, introductory purchase rates and annual fees.
This recent lack of movement on credit card promotions is relatively unusual. For example, in the first four of the last six weeks, at least 11 out of 100 cards advertised new promotional balance transfer offers and eight out of 100 cards featured new introductory purchase rates.
The CreditCards.com credit card rate survey (permalink: https://www.creditcards.com/rate-report) is conducted weekly, using offer data from the leading U.S. card issuers' websites. Introductory offer periods and regular interest rates will vary with applicants' credit quality and issuer risk-based pricing policies.
CreditCards.com is the leading online credit card marketplace connecting consumers with multiple credit card issuers, including a majority of the 10 largest in the United States, based on credit card transaction volume. CreditCards.com, https://www.creditcards.com, enables consumers to search for, compare and apply for credit cards and offers credit card issuers an online channel to acquire qualified applicants.
Ben Woolsey, 512-996-8663, ext. 106
Director of Marketing
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