The JCPenney Credit Card does not have a balance transfer fee. The reason the JCPenney Credit Card has no transfer fee is that it does not allow balance transfers at all, and that means you'll need to look for another credit card to help reduce the cost of existing debt.
The JCPenney Credit Card does not allow balance transfers. In general, balance transfers allow you to shift high-interest debt from your current account to another issuer's credit card and pay off the balance, presumably at a reduced interest rate.
The objective of a balance transfer is to save money on interest, so you will want a card with a low introductory APR on balance transfers. Just be sure to pay off the transferred balance in full before the introductory rate expires. Otherwise, the remaining balance will accumulate interest daily at the card's regular APR.
You can find out how much a balance transfer card with a low intro APR will save you in interest charges by using WalletHub's balance transfer calculator. This tool will also recommend credit cards that may help you save money and get out of debt faster.
Your JCPenney credit card minimum payment will be 3.25% of the new balance shown on your billing statement.
If you want to know the exact amount of your minimum payment, you can find it on your credit card statement or by logging in to your online account. As long as you pay at least the minimum amount due, your account will remain in good standing.… read full answer
But if you don’t pay your full balance, you will incur interest.
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 16.74% - 28.74% 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 21 months – subject to a balance transfer fee: 5% (min $5)
16.74% - 27.49% (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 - 24 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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