December 10, 2014

CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average card rates hold at 14.95 percent

Austin, Texas— Average rates on new credit card offers stayed the same this 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 14.95% 14.95% 15.01%
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.37%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.64%
Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.80%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.94% 14.91%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Reward 14.89% 14.89% 14.97%
Instant Approval 23.33% 23.33% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Source: CreditCards.com
Updated: 12-10-14

The national average annual percentage rate (APR) was unchanged at 14.95 percent Wednesday.

Issuers did not make any annual fee or promotional offer changes for the third week in a row.

It has also been nearly a month since low interest, balance transfer, student, airline, instant approval cards and cards for those with bad credit have seen average rate changes -- up or down -- from current standings.

Overall, average rates are still at their lowest since September 2013, when the national average hit 14.99 percent. The 2014 national average APR has decreased slightly to 15.02 percent.

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