That’s an excellent idea since most general credit cards will offer lower interest rates. The majority of credit cards allow balance transfers, but some charge a transfer fee of around 3%. Also, many cards will offer an introductory 0% APR for balance transfers. It shouldn’t be too hard to find a card that doesn’t charge a transfer fee and will give you a 0% APR for the first few months.
BALANCE TRANSFER CREDIT CARDS:
Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% 12 months on Balance Transfers
Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: 15.74% - 25.74% (Variable)
Balance Transfer Fee: 3% of each balance transfer; $5 minimum.
Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% (first 12 billing cycles following each balance transfer that posts to your account within 45 days of account opening)
Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: 18.24%, 22.24% or 25.24% variable based on your creditworthiness
Balance Transfer Fee: Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
Intro APR on Balance Transfer: 0% Intro APR for 12 months
Ongoing APR on Balance Transfer: Variable APR of 15.24%, 19.24% or 25.24%
Balance Transfer Fee: Either $10 or 4%, whichever is greater, will apply on each balance transfer and credit card check