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What Is The Importance Of A Balance Transfer On Credit Cards?

Answered on | Updated on August 9th, 2010
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When you have a credit card you have to make sure that you are able to do what you should to have it working well. The important thing about credit cards is to choose wisely right from the beginning. The more carefully you pick out your card the better you will be at the end of it. When you have a very expensive credit card with a high interest rate and annual fees then you will feel that you cannot keep up with the payments regularly. If you have a credit card that is beyond your means and has too much of rewards and interest rates to deal with you will not be able to deal with the cards as they are too expensive.

What is important at all times is to have a backup plan. With proper planning you can make sure you deal with everything at and sort out the payments sooner than later. The interest rates on the cards can be a cause for concern and is a problem many in America are dealing with. Especially with unstable sources of income and lack of security in the jobs found people are unable to meet with the payments and find themselves in debt.

When you have a high interest card and too much to pay off on it, you could consider an alternative such as a balance transfer. What is important first and foremost is to decide on which firm to go with on a balance transfer. Everybody receives a lot of emails about these offers where there are often many hidden costs involved. If you can find a card that has a low interest rate and also less of a fees involved then you can do the balance transfer with ease and also save money in the long run.

When you have chosen a card for a balance transfer you can then work things out such that you make regular payments with no interest rates involved and close your debt sooner than later. It is also important that you figure out how the cards will work in terms of new purchases. In many cases during the promotional period which may be for a year you will get a low interest rate on the card. With a balance transfer you can make sure that you will get the best deal and settle the debts.

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Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% 15 months on Balance Transfers

Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: 15.49% - 25.49% (Variable)

Balance Transfer Fee: 3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.

Excellent, Good Credit

Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% Intro APR for 12 months

Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: Variable APR of 14.99% - 24.99% will apply after the Introductory Period

Balance Transfer Fee: Either $10 or 4%, whichever is greater, will apply on each balance transfer and credit card check

Good, Excellent Credit
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Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% 18 months on Balance Transfers*

Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: 15.99% - 25.99% (Variable)

Balance Transfer Fee: 3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.

Excellent, Good Credit

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