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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
     

 

 
 

 

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Type Fixed Variable
Standard 13.23% 14.82%
Gold
Platinum 12.70% 15.89%
All 13.02% 15.61%



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