The best Discover balance transfer promotion right now is 0% intro for 14 months, with an introductory balance transfer fee of 3% (up to 5% after that) and a regular APR of 11.99% - 22.99% Variable. The Discover it Cash Back, Discover it chrome and NHL Discover it cards are the best Discover cards for balance transfers because all three offer this intro APR of 0% for 14 months to new applicants (followed by the standard variable rate). All three cards also have $0 annual fees and require good credit or better for approval, so rewards will have to be the tiebreaker in terms of choosing which Discover card to transfer a balance to.
It is worth noting, though: what was once the clear choice for Discover balance transfers is not accepting applications at the moment. Previously, the Discover it Balance Transfer card offered a 0% introductory APR for as long as 18 months. But that offer went away during the coronavirus pandemic, and there’s no telling whether it will return. Some offers are not currently available on WalletHub and may be out of date.
If you’re going to transfer a balance to a Discover card, the best card to use is the Discover it Balance Transfer card, when it’s available. The Discover Balance Transfer credit card offered an introductory APR of 0% for 18 months on balance transfers.
Discover has a 3% intro balance transfer fee, up to 5% fee on future balance transfers (see terms)*. Unlike many issuers, Discover doesn’t have a set minimum for the fee (e.g. at least $5).
Discover doesn’t offer any credit cards without a balance transfer fee. However, many competing lenders do offer at least one card with a 0% balance transfer fee.… read full answer
Here’s how Discover balance transfer fees compare:
Discover balance transfer fee: 3% intro balance transfer fee, up to 5% fee on future balance transfers (see terms)*
Capital One balance transfer fee: $0 at this Transfer APR (for most of their cards)
Chase balance transfer fee: Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
Bank of America balance transfer fee: 3% (min $10)
There are a few other things you should know about making a balance transfer with Discover. Discover’s balance transfer fee is added to the amount you transfer, becoming part of the balance you owe. You can only transfer up to your credit limit, including fees. Discover accepts balance transfers from other issuers’ credit cards and loans, but does not allow balance transfers from other Discover accounts. And balance transfers do not earn rewards.
Transferring a balance to a Discover credit card can take up to two weeks. In addition, Discover often requires cardholders to transfer a balance by a certain date to be eligible for a 0% APR.
Some of the Discover credit cards that include a balance transfer intro APR are the Discover it® Cash Back and Discover it® chrome, offering 0% for 14 months. The cards’ regular APR is 11.99% - 22.99% Variable.
A balance transfer is a good idea if it will save you money, and that is most likely if you have good or excellent credit and you make an affordable payment plan prior to applying. You generally need good credit or better to get a 0% balance transfer credit card. Most balance transfer cards have very high regular APRs, making it important to repay what you owe before the 0% period ends.… read full answer
You’ll also want to make sure the new card’s balance transfer fee is as low as possible. The average fee is just under 3%. But, from time to time, there are credit cards that have both 0% APR on balance transfers and no balance transfer fee.
I remember my Cashback had 14 months initially. The rewards percentage also made me happy.
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