Credit CardsRates: 13.46 percent (standard fixed); 11.41 percent (standard variable)
Average interest rates for purchases on credit cards idled this week. For all fixed-rate credit cards, the mean APR for purchases stayed at 12.34 percent. The average variable rate was 11.37 percent.
Standard-fixed rates averaged 13.46 percent for the 14th week straight and standard variable rates remained at 11.41 percent for the second consecutive week.
Revolving credit, which is mostly credit card debt, declined at an annual rate of 8 percent, to $905.6 billion, according to the September release of the Federal Reserve's consumer credit survey. Americans have reduced their outstanding balances in this debt category for the past three quarters. Between June and July, revolving debt decreased by $6.1 billion.
You can find your best credit card deal -- by type -- at Bankrate's interactive tool.-- Leslie McFadden