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National credit card rates for Oct. 23, 2014

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  • 13.02% (all fixed)
  • 15.68% (all variable)

Credit card rates were mixed this week, according to Bankrate's latest survey of interest rates.

The average annual percentage rate, or APR, for fixed-rate credit cards stayed at 13.02 percent, where it has held since early 2013. The APR for variable-rate credit cards went up 2 basis points to 15.68 percent from 15.66 percent. Prior to the spike, the APR for variable-rate credit cards had held steady for three weeks in a row.

A basis point is one-hundredth of 1 percent.

This week, Staples confirmed that it is investigating a possible credit card data breach, first reported by security blogger Brian Krebs.

 

 

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Product Rate Change Last week
Balance Transfer Cards 15.73%  0.02 15.75%
Cash Back Cards 16.43%  0.02 16.45%
Low Interest Cards 10.98%  0.02 10.96%
 
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