Balance Transfer card reviews

Balance Transfer Credit Cards - Reviews

While zero percent introductory offers are a common feature on credit cards, not all balance transfer offers are created equal. We've sifted through the details in the fine print and rated the best cards, based on the length of their interest-free period and the cost of fees for balance transfer. We've also looked at other important features, such as penalty rates, fees and rewards programs, to help you figure out how to get the best deal on your balance transfer.

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Discover it® Cash Back review

Discover it® Cash Back

3.7 rating

The Discover it Cash Back card offers a low minimum APR and a generous cash back program for motivated cardholders who don’t mind tracking rotating bonuses; however, the card’s maximum APR is too high for carrying a balance and its interest-free promotional period is relatively short.

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Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express review

Blue Cash Everyday card from American Express

3.6 rating

The Blue Cash Everyday card is a good choice for cardholders who want a long introductory period to pay down their balance while still earning rewards on routine spending.

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Discover it chrome review

Discover it chrome

3.6 rating

The Discover it chrome’s 14-month introductory period for balance transfers and new purchases is longer than average, plus it offers good cash back rewards on restaurant and gas purchases.

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Citi Double Cash Card review

Citi Double Cash Card

3.6 rating

One of the best cash back cards on the market, the Citi Double Cash card also offers one of the longest 0-percent balance transfer deals around.

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PNC Core Visa credit card review

PNC Core Visa credit card

3.6 rating

With a solid zero percent promotional offer and low standard interest rate, the PNC Core Visa card is a good choice for cardholders who plan to carry a balance.

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Barclaycard Ring Mastercard review review

Barclaycard Ring Mastercard review

3.3 rating

The Barclaycard Ring Mastercard features a long 15-month introductory period for balance transfers, plus very reasonable fees and a relatively low regular APR once your introductory period expires.

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Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard review

Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard

3.3 rating

The Citizens Bank Cash Back Plus World MasterCard offers an outstanding rewards rate on everyday purchases and a lengthy 0 percent balance transfer offer; but its standard APR is on the high side for a balance transfer card.

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Mastercard Black Card review

Mastercard Black Card

3.2 rating

The Mastercard Black Card’s 15-month introductory period for balance transfers is long; however, the $495 annual fee on this luxury card is probably beyond the means of the average cardholder.

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Wyndham Rewards Visa card review

Wyndham Rewards Visa card

3.2 rating

The 15-month introductory period on the Wyndham Rewards Visa is a long one, though you’ll need to consider whether Wyndham’s short shelf-life on its rewards points makes the rewards program on the card worthwhile.

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Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card review

Barclay Choice Privileges Visa Signature card

3.2 rating

The Barclay Choice Privileges card is the rare hotel card to offer a 0-percent introductory period for balance transfers, and it’s a good deal if you’re looking for a long period to pay off your balance transfer as well as a rewards card that’s worth keeping in the long run.

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SunTrust Cash Back credit card review

SunTrust Cash Back credit card

3.2 rating

For cardholders with the best credit scores, the SunTrust Cash Back card is a great choice for transferring a balance: It offers a low minimum interest rate, modest balance transfer fee and lengthy interest-free promotion; however, cardholders with lower scores could get stuck with a much higher standard interest rate.

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Citi Simplicity Card review

Citi Simplicity Card

3.2 rating

The Citi Simplicity card offers an exceptionally long introductory period for balance transfers, but unfortunately also includes a larger balance transfer fee that can make transferring a balance expensive.

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