April 8, 2015

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average card rates remain at 14.9 percent

Austin, Texas — The average APR on new card offers remained at 14.9 percent Wednesday for the third consecutive week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.

The average is comprised 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
National Average 14.90% 14.90% 15.07%
Low Interest 11.62% 11.62% 10.37%
Balance Transfer 14.04% 14.04% 12.82%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.80%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.24%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.28% 14.98%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.46%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 15.05%
Instant Approval 17.93% 17.93% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.48% 22.48% 22.73%
Source: CreditCards.com
Updated: 4-8-15

Most card issuers left credit card terms alone this week.

The sporting goods store Cabela's increased the APR on the Cabela's Club Visa by .01 percent. However, the change was too small to affect the national average. Borrowers are now offered a minimum APR of 15.17 percent and a maximum APR of 21.17 percent.

None of the issuers tracked by CreditCards.com advertised new promotional terms. The last time a card issuer revised a promotion was in March when Citi lengthened the 0 percent APR and balance transfer offer on the Citi Diamond Preferred card from 18 months to 21 months. Most issuers tracked by CreditCards.com have left promotional terms unchanged since the beginning of the year.

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.

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For more information, contact:

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Matt Schulz
Senior Industry Analyst
matt.schulz@creditcards.com
512-996-8663, ext. 103

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Source: CreditCards.com