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How to get low APR on your credit cards?

Answered on | Updated on June 3rd, 2011
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Every single person wants to know all about making a better cut on their credit card. People are always looking for ways to strike a deal and not have to pay as much. This is not an easy thing to do with so many factors governing credit cards and credit scores. It would be just ideal to have a credit card that comes with an extremely low Annual Percentage Rate. Many people try to work on it by negotiating terms with their creditors. Still others maintain a good credit score and look at increasing it persistently.

When you wish to make things work when it comes to credit cards, you have to decide on a routine. The first step is to pay all your dues. Many people do not realize that paying dues on time and without delays is the best way to improve credit scores. When you have a better credit score, banks will realize that you are good customer and offer you lower interest rates. Once your scores are over 700, a lot of offers will come to you through your mail without having to ask for them every time.

Many people do not realize that low APR is available. People tend to grab any credit card offer they get without researching or comparing other offer available in the market. Once you have a lowered APR it becomes easier to manage the monthly payments and dues and thus you grow more competent as a credit card user with time. Understand that promotional emails and preapproved cards are not always the best deals. Make sure that you spend enough time understanding the actual terms and conditions on a credit card before making a final decision.

Another way to get lower APR is to consider credit cards without rewards. If you look at reward credit cards, most of time you need to spend a lot more to earn a basic reward. Instead you can opt for a lower interest rate card minus the rewards which will cost you very less compared to one with a higher interest rate. Lowered rates of interest are also offered to people with higher incomes. You should talk to your bank about lowering your interest rates if you have had a clean credit record always. Sometimes negotiations yield the best results and you will be surprised to find that credit cards need not always be expensive.

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