John S Kiernan, Managing Editor
Lifetime balance transfer credit cards are simply cards that offer the same balance transfer APR for the lifetime of your transferred debt. In other words, from the time you first transfer your balance to the time you pay it off, the terms of your interest rate will not change, unless you become more than 60 days delinquent. Most credit cards with no balance transfer fees, and any other cards that do not have introductory balance transfer APRs, can therefore be thought of as lifetime balance transfer cards.
While no credit card company would offer 0% on balance transfers for an indefinite period of time, it is not uncommon to find low rates on lifetime balance transfer credit cards. Thus, they are viable alternatives for anyone who a). won’t be able to get out of debt for a couple of years and b). values simplicity and predictability.
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