September 3, 2014 Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average card rates hold steady at 15.06 percent

Austin, Texas—Average credit card interest rates remained unchanged this week, according to the 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 are listed below:

Credit Card Rate Averages
  Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months ago
National Average 15.06% 15.06% 15.01%
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.73% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.94% 14.84%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Reward 15.04% 15.04% 14.97%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 23.73%
Updated: 9-3-14

The national average annual percentage rate (APR) remained at 15.06 percent Wednesday after increasing by .03 percent the previous week.

Most credit card issuers left interest rates alone. The sporting goods store Cabela's reduced the lowest available APR on the Cabela's Club Visa from 15.15 percent to 15.14 percent. But the change was too small to affect the national average. Cabela's also lowered the maximum available APR to 21.14 percent.

USAA was also active this week. The bank introduced a 12-month 0 percent balance transfer offer to at least two of its credit cards: The USAA World MasterCard and the USAA American Express card.

Meanwhile, the retail giant Walmart retooled its co-branded credit card. The Walmart Discover card is now the Walmart MasterCard.

The credit card rate survey (permalink: 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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Matt Schulz
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