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National credit card rates for Oct. 14, 2010

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  • 13.76% (all fixed)
  • 14.37% (all variable)

Here's a look at the state of credit card rates from's weekly national survey of large banks and thrifts conducted Oct. 13, 2010.

The average variable rate for all credit cards climbed 1 basis point to 14.37 percent while the mean fixed rate stayed at 13.76 percent for a second consecutive week.

A new survey of 1,011 adults found that a nearly equal number of consumers use debit cards or cash for typical purchases. Just 21 percent of respondents said they use a credit card most often for purchases, while 40 percent said they tend to pay with cash, and 39 percent swipe their debit card for most transactions. makes it easier to find low-rate credit cards and credit cards with rewards. You can search by issuer, card type or credit score.

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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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