WalletHub’s editors compared more than 250 Mastercard credit card offers – based on their rewards, rates and fees – to find the best Mastercards in the most popular categories.
But only you can decide whether a given credit card is a good fit. So make sure to consider your credit standing, existing debts, payment habits, etc., when comparing these offers.
Here are the best Mastercards available right now:
2017’s Best Mastercard Credit Card Offers – Editors’ Picks
|Best For…||Card Name||Editors’ Rating||Annual Fee||Minimum Credit Required|
|Initial Bonus||Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard®||5 Stars||$0 the first year ($89 thereafter)||Excellent|
|Cash Back||Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer||5 Stars||$0||Good|
|Big-Ticket Purchases||Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card||5 Stars||$0||Good|
|Rebuilding Credit||Capital One® Secured Mastercard®||5 Stars||$0||Bad|
|Balance Transfers||Dollar Bank Low Rate Credit Card||Not Listed||$0||Excellent|
|Students||Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card for College Students||4.0 Stars||$0||Good|
|Small Business||Cash Rewards for Business Mastercard® Credit Card||Not Listed||$0||Excellent|
Having a credit card on the Mastercard (or Visa) network is especially important if you plan to travel abroad. Mastercard and Visa the most widely accepted card networks globally, and their currency-exchange rates are much lower than what local banks and airport kiosks tend to charge. In fact, you can save up to 11% on currency conversion with a no-foreign-transaction-fee Mastercard or Visa.
Furthermore, we recommend checking your credit score for free before applying for a new card. This will help you find the best deal and determine whether you’re likely to get approved.