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National credit card rates for July 1, 2010

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  • 13.74% (all fixed)
  • 14.39% (all variable)

Here's a look at the state of credit card rates from's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts conducted June 30, 2010.

Following 14 weeks of stagnation, the average interest rate on all fixed-rate credit cards increased 4 basis points to 13.74 percent. Variable rates, which have crept higher throughout 2009 and 2010, averaged 14.39 percent for the second consecutive week. Michigan State University Credit Union is no longer offering fixed-rate classic cards, so one card was dropped from our survey.

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Product Rate Change Last week
Balance Transfer Cards 15.75%  0.03 15.78%
Cash Back Cards 16.45%  0.03 16.48%
Low Interest Cards 10.96% --0.00 10.96%
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