WalletHub’s picks for the credit cards with the best rates are based on a comparison of 1,500+ credit card offers. In particular, we focused on introductory APRs, regular rates, fees and approval requirements in order to identify the cards that will provide the most savings to different groups of applicants.
You can check out a recap of the top cards in the most popular categories below. As you’ll see, the best rates these days tend to be promotional. You’re far more likely to find a card with 0% interest for a long period of time than a card with a truly low regular APR.
Best Credit Card Rates Comparison
|Card||Category||Best Intro Rate|
|Wells Fargo Reflect® Card||Good Credit||0% for up to 21 months from account opening|
|BankAmericard® credit card||Excellent Credit||0% for 21 billing cycles|
|Union Bank® Platinum™ Credit Card||No Balance Transfer Fee||0% for 15 months|
|BankAmericard® Credit Card for Students||Students||0% for 21 months|
Average Credit Card Interest Rates This Week
|Category||Average APR||6 months ago|
One of the lowest ongoing credit card rates available to the general public is 10.75% (V), from the CoreFirst Bank & Trust Visa Platinum Card. But you might be able to get a lower rate if you belong to a particular group. For example, the Educators Credit Union Visa® Platinum Credit Card has a regular APR as low as 7.9% (V).
Some cards also advertise a range of possible APRs, with the exact rate you get depending on your overall creditworthiness. If you’re not sure where your credit stands, you can check your latest credit score for free on WalletHub.
Best Credit Card Rates Methodology
In order to identify the credit cards with the lowest interest rates, WalletHub’s editors regularly compare 1,500+ credit card offers based on the introductory rates they provide, if any, along with their regular APRs, relevant fees and approval requirements. The best credit card rates overall are typically reserved for people with good credit or excellent credit. But there are usually some good deals for people with less-established credit, too. As a result, we select the best credit card APR offers for each credit category.
This page focuses on the best credit card rates for new purchases, but standout balance transfer credit cards are also included. If you are interested in low balance transfer rates and fees, check out the full list of WalletHub’s picks for the best balance transfer credit cards available right now. Similarly, most of the cards on this page feature low introductory APRs, given that regular credit card APRs tend to be so high. However, our editors include offers with especially low regular APRs when available.