Yes, the Capital One VentureOne Card has an introductory purchase APR of 0% for 15 months after account opening. Once this intro period expires, any remaining balance on the Capital One VentureOne Card will be subject to the regular APR of 15.24% - 25.24% (V).
Since the average 0% intro APR for new purchases lasts 12 months, the Capital One VentureOne Card offer is above average. The Capital One VentureOne Card also has a 0% intro APR for balance transfers, lasting 15 months. It is accompanied by a balance transfer fee of 3%.
It’s important to remember that even though you don’t pay interest during 0% APR periods, you still must make timely minimum payments each month. You should also consider paying more than the minimum, since you’ll want to pay off the credit card balance before the regular APR kicks in. For help planning your payments, try out WalletHub’s Credit Card Calculator.
The Capital One Venture card interest rate is 16.24% - 24.24% (V). The exact APR a Venture cardholder will get upon approval will be within that range, and it will depend on their overall creditworthiness. Capital One considers an applicant’s income, past payment history, credit score, and other factors when deciding on their interest rate. Keep in mind that only the most qualified applicants will get the lowest interest rate offered.… read full answer
You can avoid the Capital One Venture interest rate completely by paying your statement balance in full every month by the due date. That way, you won’t be charged interest at all.
When a 0% APR period ends, the credit card’s regular APR will kick in. That rate will apply to any unpaid balance remaining on the credit card as well as any new purchases made from that point on. The regular APR that applies when a 0% APR period expires tends to be very high, so it’s best not to leave much of a balance for it to affect.… read full answer
The only exception to this rule is a 0% interest period with a feature called deferred interest. General-purpose 0% credit cards don’t have it, but some store credit cards do. This isn’t a true 0% APR deal because the interest is still accruing while it’s “deferred,” and it will apply if you don’t pay your balance on schedule. So when the 0% APR ends on a deferred interest financing offer, you’ll be charged interest on the original purchase amount, as accrued from the purchase date, if you have even $1 of your original balance left to pay. Your deferred interest could also return prematurely if you make a late payment, and it’ll likely be a lot more expensive than a late fee. That’s why it’s very important to make on-time payments on deferred interest credit cards, and to pay off the balance before a deferred interest period is over.
Even though a credit card with a true 0% APR period won’t retroactively charge interest on purchases, be smart with these cards. Interest will apply to any balance remaining when the 0% period ends, so plan out your payments to ensure there’s little left at that point. Using a credit card payoff calculator can be a big help.
The longest 0% APR credit card is the Wells Fargo Reflect℠ Card as it offers an introductory purchase APR of 0% for up to 21 months from account opening. That rate is coupled with a balance transfer intro APR of 0% for up to 21 months from account opening on qualifying balance transfers – subject to a balance transfer fee: 3% intro for 120 days, then up to 5% (min $5). Once the introductory periods are over, remaining balances are subject to a regular APR of 13.74% - 25.74% Variable. Given its $0 annual fee, the Wells Fargo Reflect card makes for a great option both for financing larger purchases and transferring pre-existing debt. There are several other options with long 0% intro APRs that are worth your consideration.… read full answer
0% for 18 months – subject to a balance transfer fee: 5% (min $5)
14.49% - 24.49% (V)
These cards benefit from $0 annual fees and require good credit or better (a credit score of 700+) for good odds of approval. None of these cards offer rewards, but they’re meant for financing rather than regular spending. You can always adopt the island approach and use a different rewards card for purchases you’ll pay in full each month. All of these cards also require good or excellent credit.
It’s important to note that some store cards may offer 0% interest for longer than 21 months, but they use deferred interest. That is, you earn interest on your balance during the 0% period but don’t have to pay that interest if and only if you bring your balance to $0 before the 0% period ends. The JCPenney Credit Card is one example, offering 18 - 60 months of deferred interest. But those cards are best avoided, because not paying your balance in full by the end of the intro period allows for a high APR to retroactively apply to your entire original purchase amount – as if the low intro rate never existed.
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