Capital One credit card interest rates range from 0% (for a limited time) to 26.99% (V), depending on the card and the cardholder’s creditworthiness. The best Capital One credit card for low interest rates is the Capital One Quicksilver Cash Rewards Credit Card because it offers 0% APR for 15 months on purchases, followed by a regular APR as low as 15.49% - 25.49% (V). This card also has a $0 annual fee.
The Capital One credit cards with the highest interest rates are the Secured Mastercard® from Capital One (26.99% (V)) and the Capital One Platinum Credit Card (26.99% (V)). They’re also the easiest to get. The Capital One Platinum Credit Card accepts applicants with limited, while Secured Mastercard® from Capital One accepts people with bad or bad credit.
Most Capital One credit card interest rates are listed as a range, such as 14.74% - 24.74% (V). The better an applicant’s credit is, the better their chances will be of getting a rate at the low end of the range. All Capital One credit card interest rates are variable, meaning they can go up or down as the market changes.
Capital One also has a number of store branded credit cards, which can only be used at specific retailers. The interest rates for these Capital One store cards range from a low of 15.24% - 26.99% (V) on the Cabela's Credit Card to a high of 26.99% (V) on the Maurices Credit Card.
Your Capital One credit card interest rate will be clearly indicated on your monthly statement. Keep in mind that there’s also a separate interest rate for cash advances. And there’s a penalty rate for missing payments. Expect both of these rates to be equal to or higher than the regular interest rate.
Capital One’s credit score requirement is limited or bad credit at a minimum, though it depends on the credit card. The best Capital One credit cards overall require a credit score of 700+ for good approval odds, while no minimum credit score is needed to get a starter credit card from Capital One. For example, applicants with limited or bad credit can get the Capital One Secured card and people with no credit score may be able to get Capital One’s Platinum, QuicksilverOne and Journey cards.… read full answer
If you’re not sure which Capital One card you’ll be able to qualify for, it’s easy to get pre-qualified for a credit card on the issuer’s website. You may also want to check your credit score before you apply for any Capital One card, just so you have a better idea of what to expect.
One way to lower the interest rate on a Capital One credit card is to call customer service at 1 (800) 227-4825 and try to negotiate a reduced rate. If your financial situation is especially dire, Capital One offers a credit card hardship program. Through this program, Capital One may waive the interest on an account to allow the customer to catch up on payments. The timeframe varies depending on the customer’s situation. However, these programs are limited to customers with significant hardships such as a job loss or medical emergency. Simply not paying the bill for several months does not count as a hardship.… read full answer
Once you’re connected to a representative who can negotiate your interest rate, state your reason for seeking a reduced APR and ask about the hardship program if you think you may qualify. Otherwise, if you’re suddenly having trouble making your payments, you could mention your past stellar credit history, if applicable. Or, you might want to note your loyalty to the company if you’ve had their card for a long time. Speak politely, but be persistent when you negotiate.
Given that Capital One is not in the business of reducing interest rates out of charity, you’re unlikely to be successful unless you can somehow show Cap 1 that they’ll get more money from you in the long run with a reduction. So it’s good you have options.
The best way to lower the interest rate on a Capital One credit card is to transfer the balance to a 0% APR card from a different credit card company. You’ll need good or excellent credit to qualify for a good deal, but you could save a nice chunk of change.
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