No, the Synchrony Premier Card does not have a 0% APR intro period for new purchases. If you’re planning on making a large upcoming purchase and you don’t anticipate paying off the balance for a few months, the Synchrony Premier Card is not a great credit card to use.
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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.
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.
You can make a Synchrony Bank credit card payment online, over the phone, or by mail with a check or money order. Synchrony also accepts payment by Western Union, bill payment checks from banks, and Walmart Bill Pay. The easiest way to pay a Synchrony credit card bill is online. After you’ve logged in, click "Payments,” then, “Make a Payment.” Select the payment amount, date and your preferred checking account to pay from. After reviewing your payment, click "Submit."… read full answer
You can also mail in a Synchrony credit card payment. For store credit cards (also called “private label” cards), send a check or money order to: Synchrony Bank / P.O. Box 960061 / Orlando, FL 32896-0061. For Visa cards and Mastercards, send payment to: Synchrony Bank / P.O. Box 960013 / Orlando, FL 32896-0013.
To pay your Synchrony Bank credit card bill over the phone, call the number on the back of your credit card, or find your card’s customer service phone number on the Synchrony website. Make sure to have your credit card handy to verify your account information. Also be aware that Synchrony may charge a fee to pay by phone, and the fee amount may vary from card to card.
Once you’ve made a payment – or in the case of mailed payments, once Synchrony receives it – it will post to your account within 48 hours.
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