You can find your Amex APR through your Amex account online or from a monthly billing statement. Amex APRs are listed on the “Interest Charged” page under “Interest Charge Calculation,” which is usually on page 4 or 5 of both the hardcopy statement and the electronic version. If you do not have an Amex card yet, you can see the APR range for a particular offer by going to the “Cards” section on the Amex website and clicking “View Details.”
The “Interest Charge Calculation” section of your Amex statement will include your current annual interest rate for both new purchases and cash advances, the amount of your balance that is subject to each interest rate, and the number of days in the billing period. If you have an introductory 0% APR, it will also be listed here, along with the date the promotional rate will expire.
The American Express interest rate is 13.99% (V) to 24.74% (V), depending on creditworthiness and the specific American Express credit card. Some American Express cards also offer a 0% introductory interest rate, lasting for a specified number of months. The EveryDay, Blue Cash EveryDay, and Cash Magnet cards offer 0% interest for 15 months on purchases. With the Blue Cash Preferred and EveryDay Preferred cards, you can make purchases for 12 months at 0% interest.… read full answer
An American Express card with a 0% interest rate allows you to finance big-ticket purchases for several months without the costly interest charges.
Business owners have four American Express 0% interest rate credit cards at their disposal. The Blue Business Plus Credit Card from American Express is the best of the lot with a 0% interest rate for 12 months on Purchases. The Blue Business Cash card also gives you 0% interest for 12 months on purchases only.
You will need good to excellent credit to qualify for an American Express credit card with a 0% interest rate. That’s a credit score from 700 to 749 (good) and 750+ (excellent). American Express will also review your payment history, employment, income, your level of debt, and other factors. If you’re applying for a business credit card, your personal credit history will play a significant role in the evaluation process.
To find the interest rate on your credit card, look at your cardmember agreement and your monthly credit card statements. Your interest rate will be there in the form of an annual percentage rate (APR). But as “annual” implies, an APR is the cumulative interest rate for a whole year, which isn’t all that helpful for calculating actual interest charges from day to day or month to month.… read full answer
You can figure your daily interest rate – or daily periodic rate – by dividing your APR by 365 (days in a year) because credit card interest compounds daily. (It’s worth noting that some card issuers may divide by 360 rather than 365). This calculation will give you the actual daily rate at which you accrue interest on a card. If your APR is 19.99%, your daily periodic rate would be 0.0547%.
The terms APR and interest rate are often used interchangeably. For general purposes, they express the same idea, though you’ll get a much better sense of your actual “interest rate” by using the daily periodic rate.
It’s worth noting that most credit card rates change (indicated in terms by a V next to your APR). So if the so-called prime rate that credit card APRs are tied to goes up, your rate will rise, too. A credit card agreement may note that the account’s APR is the prime rate plus a certain fixed percentage. Or, your rate might rise to a penalty APR (also found in credit card terms) if you miss a payment. Your card issuer must notify you of a rate change 45 days before it takes effect, unless you’re 60 days or more past-due on payment.
Though it’s good practice to keep an eye on your APR, interest rates don’t matter if you pay your credit card bill in full every month. If you aim to pay no interest, you won’t have to worry about crunching these numbers.
The American Express Platinum card interest rate is around 15.99% to 22.99% (V) for purchases made using the card’s Pay Over Time feature, depending on the cardholder’s credit history and American Express account history, among other factors. The Pay Over Time feature applies to purchases of $100 or more that Amex approves for a longer payment period. American Express Platinum card does not have an interest rate for other purchases because it is a hybrid card (combining features of a regular credit card and those of a charge cared), which means a cardholder must pay off all purchases not included in the Pay Over Time balance in full every month.… read full answer
American Express Platinum card also charges a penalty interest rate for late payments of 29.99% (V) and a cash advance interest rate of 25.24% (V) (each cash advance transaction is also subject to a 5% (min $10) fee). The penalty rate applies if you don’t pay the regular balance in full each billing period. For cash advances, American Express charges interest daily beginning on the transaction date.
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