- advertisement -

FAQ about credit cards

Credit cards can come in handy in a pinch, but can end up squeezing you dry. Finding the best rates and reading the fine print will save you from falling into a black hole of debt. Here are our most frequently asked questions about credit cards with answers from the Bankrate team of experts.

 
 
-- Updated: May 5, 2004
     

 

 
 

 

Print  
 

Credit Cards
Compare weekly rates
WEEKLY AVERAGES
Type Fixed Variable
Standard 13.23% 14.82%
Gold
Platinum 12.70% 15.89%
All 13.02% 15.61%



RELATED CALCULATORS
  Loan calculator (includes amortization schedule)  
  See your FICO score range -- free  
  What will it take to pay off your credit card?  
VIEW ALL 

BASICS SERIES
Credit Card Basics
Don't get trapped by card debt. Learn to use it wisely.
How to find the best card
Check your credit report
Finance charges explained
How to ask for a lower rate
Improve credit with a card
How to repair your credit

MORE ON BANKRATE
Banking glossary  
News archive  
Keep an eye on the leading rates  
Find a high-yielding CD


- advertisement -

 
- advertisement -