Balance Transfer Credit Cards

A balance transfer is the act of moving high interest debt from one card to another card with a lower interest rate. The result is lower interest payments and the ability to pay down the debt faster. Before you apply, be sure to have your existing account details ready as you will want to request a balance transfer with your application. Be sure to read the fine print on the application page for details of each balance transfer offer.

  • Transferring high interest debt to a low rate card can help cut your debt quickly.
  • Take advantage of low or 0% introductory rate offers to save even more on your existing balances.
  • Some cards require a fee to transfer a balance to a new card. Make sure the interest savings outweighs the fee.
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  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 8.99% on purchases, 8.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • $39 annual fee
  • A suite of comprehensive insurance**
  • Around-the-clock-fraud protection
  • Access to 24/7 customer service
  • Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 3.00% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group).

**Coverage is underwritten by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company (Canadian Branch) and/or American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida. Certain limitations and exclusions may apply to this benefit and others described in the certificate of insurance sent soon after your Account is opened.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 8.99% 8.99% 24.99%
MBNA True Line® Gold Mastercard® credit card
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 8.99% on purchases, 8.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
8.99%
Balance Transfer:
8.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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  • No annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 12.99% on purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • Around-the-clock fraud protection
  • Access to 24/7 customer service
  • Immediate cash access at over 1 million ATMs internationally
  • Sponsored advertising. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) and TD is not responsible for the contents of this site including any editorials or reviews that may appear on this site. For complete information on this MBNA credit card, please click on the "Apply Now" button.

✪ Balance transfers will be fulfilled in the order listed and are treated as balance transfers in accordance with your Account Agreement. The total value of balance transfers cannot exceed your authorized credit limit. If the value is greater, MBNA may send a partial payment to the named creditor/designated account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSACTION FEE EQUAL TO 3.00% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF EACH BALANCE TRANSFER INITIATED WITH THIS APPLICATION. A MINIMUM FEE OF $7.50 WILL APPLY TO EACH BALANCE TRANSFER TRANSACTION. A balance transfer may not be used to pay off or down your account balance or any other balances with us (including our affiliates, which would include any member of the TD Bank Group). The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 12.99% 12.99% 24.99%
MBNA True Line® Mastercard® credit card
  • No annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 12.99% on purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • Around-the-clock fraud protection
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
12.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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Scotiabank Value Visa Card
  • 0.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (12.99% after that; annual fee $29)◊
  • Save hundreds of dollars in interest a year
  • Low 12.99% interest rate
  • Pay down balances faster
  • Simplify your monthly payments
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of August 1, 2019. Subject to change.

◊ Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the 0.99% introductory interest rate offer (the “Offer”). Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are eligible for the Offer.

Offer Description and Conditions: The introductory 0.99% interest rate applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below (the “Offer”). This rate applies when the new Scotiabank credit card account (“Account”) is opened by March 1, 2020 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank account. After the Promotional Period, the 0.99% interest rate on any promotional balance transfers (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 12.99%). If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances).

Payment Allocation: In general, if you make a payment that exceeds the minimum payment on your statement, we will apply your payment on a proportionate basis among each group of billed charges on your Account. We group charges based on the interest rate that applies to the group of charges. Your payment cannot be applied to the balance(s) of your choice. See your credit card agreement for more information about how we apply payments to your Account.
A Balance Transfer fee of 0% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies to this Offer.

Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $29 for the primary card and $0 for each additional supplementary card.
The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 12.99% on purchases and 12.99% on Cash Advances.

All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change. Offers may be changed, cancelled or extended and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$29 12.99% 0.99% on balance transfers for the first six months* 12.99%
Scotiabank Value Visa Card
Scotiabank Value® VISA* Card
  • 0.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (12.99% after that; annual fee $29)◊
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Annual Fee:
$29
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
0.99% on balance transfers for the first six months*
Cash Advance:
12.99%
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Scotia Momentum VISA Card
  • 2.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)◊
  • Cash back with low annual fee
  • 2% on eligible gas station, grocery store and drug store purchases and recurring bill payments
  • 1% cash back on all other eligible everyday purchases
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of August 1, 2019. Subject to change.
  • Note: A 1% Promotional Rate Fee (minimum fee of $3.50) will be charged on the amount of any promotional rate cash advances (which includes balance transfer, Scotia® Credit Card Cheque and cash-like transactions).

◊ Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card (with the exception of cardholders of the Scotiabank More Rewards credit card) in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the 2.99% introductory interest rate offer (the “Offer”). Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are eligible for the Offer.

Offer Description and Conditions: The Offer applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below. This rate applies when the new Scotiabank credit card account (“Account”) is opened by March 1, 2020 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank Account. After the Promotional Period, the 2.99% interest rate on any promotional balance transfers (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 22.99%). If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances).

Payment Allocation: In general, if you make a payment that exceeds the minimum payment on your statement, we will apply your payment on a proportionate basis among each group of billed charges on your Account. We group charges based on the interest rate that applies to the group of charges. Your payment cannot be applied to the balance(s) of your choice. See your credit card agreement for more information about how we apply payments to your Account.

Rates and Fees: A Balance Transfer fee of 0% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies to this Offer.

The current annual fee is $39 for the primary card and $15 for each additional supplementary card.

The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 19.99% on purchases and 22.99% on Cash Advances.

All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change. Offers may be changed, cancelled or extended and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 19.99% 2.99% on balance transfers for 6 months 22.99%
Scotia Momentum VISA Card
Scotia Momentum® VISA* Card
  • 2.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)◊
  • Cash back with low annual fee
  • 2% on eligible gas station, grocery store and drug store purchases and recurring bill payments
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
2.99% on balance transfers for 6 months
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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No-Fee Scotiabank Value VISA card
  • 3.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (16.99% after that)◊
  • A great low rate with no annual fee
  • Pay down balances faster
  • Simplify your monthly payments
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of August 1, 2019. Subject to change.

◊ Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the 3.99% introductory interest rate offer (the “Offer”). Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are eligible for the Offer.

Offer Description and Conditions: The introductory 3.99% interest rate applies only to cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions) (collectively “Cash Advances”) subject to the conditions below (the “Offer”). This rate applies when the new Scotiabank credit card account (“Account”) is opened by March 1, 2020 and will continue for 6 months from date of Account opening (the “Promotional Period”). This Offer cannot be used to transfer a balance from another Scotiabank Account, or to make a payment or deposit to another Scotiabank Account. After the Promotional Period, the 3.99% interest rate on any promotional balance transfers (including any that remain unpaid after the Promotional Period ends) will increase to the preferred interest rate on Cash Advances (currently 16.99%). If you don’t pay the minimum payment on your Account by the payment due date on your statement, two times in any consecutive 12-month period, you will lose the benefit of this promotional rate Offer and the interest rates that apply on any unpaid balance will increase to the standard annual interest rates that apply to your Account (currently 24.99% on purchases and 27.99% on Cash Advances).

Payment Allocation: In general, if you make a payment that exceeds the minimum payment on your statement, we will apply your payment on a proportionate basis among each group of billed charges on your Account. We group charges based on the interest rate that applies to the group of charges. Your payment cannot be applied to the balance(s) of your choice. See your credit card agreement for more information about how we apply payments to your Account.
A Balance Transfer fee of 0% of the amount of each Balance Transfer transferred during the Promotional Period applies to this Offer.

Rates and Fees: There is currently no annual fee for the primary card and no fee for each additional supplementary card.

The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 16.99% on purchases and 16.99% on Cash Advances.

All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change. Offers may be changed, cancelled or extended and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 16.99% 3.99% on balance transfers for 6 months 16.99%
No-Fee Scotiabank Value VISA card
No-Fee Scotiabank Value® VISA* card
  • 3.99% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (16.99% after that)◊
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
16.99%
Balance Transfer:
3.99% on balance transfers for 6 months
Cash Advance:
16.99%
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  • Promotional rate: Earn 4% Money-Back Rewards in up to 3 Categories for 3 Months* with the new Tangerine World Mastercard. (new clients only)
  • Personalized categories and unlimited money-back rewards monthly
  • Automatic earning: Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically on everyday purchases and paid monthly. These can be applied to your Credit Card balance or redeemed into your Savings Account.
  • No annual fee
  • After promotional period, 2% cashback on your choice of up to 3 categories, 0.5% money back on all other purchases
  • Change your 2% Money-back categories to suit your spending from your choice of 10 categories
  • 1.95% on Balance Transfers for six months
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.95% 1.95% on Balance Transfers for six months 19.95%
Tangerine World Mastercard®
  • Promotional rate: Earn 4% Money-Back Rewards in up to 3 Categories for 3 Months* with the new Tangerine World Mastercard. (new clients only)
  • Personalized categories and unlimited money-back rewards monthly
  • Automatic earning: Money-Back Rewards are earned automatically on everyday purchases and paid monthly. These can be applied to your Credit Card balance or redeemed into your Savings Account.
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.95%
Balance Transfer:
1.95% on Balance Transfers for six months
Cash Advance:
19.95%
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Scotia Momentum VISA Infinite Card
  • First year annual fee waived1
  • 4% on eligible recurring bill payments and grocery store purchases
  • 2% on eligible gas station and daily transit purchases
  • 1% cash back on all other eligible everyday purchases
  • Complimentary Concierge Services 24/7
  • Visa Infinite Dining Series
  • Visa Infinite Music Series
  • Wine Country Wonders
  • Luxury Hotel Privileges
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance & New Mobile Device Insurance coverage
  • Rates, fees and other information are effective as of August 1, 2019. Subject to change.

1 Eligibility and Exclusions: Individuals who are currently or were previously primary or secondary cardholders of a Scotiabank retail credit card in the past 2 years, including those that switch from an existing Scotiabank retail credit card, as well as employees of Scotiabank, are not eligible for the first year annual fee waiver offer (the “Offer”). Subject to the above exclusions, Scotiabank small business credit cardholders are eligible for the Offer.

Offer Description and Conditions: We will waive the initial annual fee for the primary card and each additional supplementary card for the first year. Offer applies to new Scotiabank credit card accounts (“Accounts”) only that are opened by December 30, 2019. Any additional supplementary cards must be issued by December 30, 2019 to qualify.

Rates and Fees: The current annual fee is $120 for the primary card and $50 for each additional supplementary card. The current preferred annual interest rates for the Account are: 20.99% on purchases and 22.99% on cash advances (including balance transfers, Scotia® Credit Card Cheques and cash-like transactions). All rates, fees, features and benefits are subject to change. Offers may be changed, cancelled or extended and cannot be combined with any other offers.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
First year free, then $120 20.99% 22.99% 22.99%
Scotia Momentum VISA Infinite Card
Scotia Momentum® VISA Infinite* Card
  • First year annual fee waived1
  • 4% on eligible recurring bill payments and grocery store purchases
  • 2% on eligible gas station and daily transit purchases
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
First year free, then $120
APR:
20.99%
Balance Transfer:
22.99%
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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How to choose a balance transfer credit card

As the name suggests, a "balance transfer" allows you to transfer your outstanding balance owed to your current credit card issuer to another credit card at a lower interest rate. Balance transfers effectively reduce the amount of interest you pay while carrying a monthly balance on your credit card.

So in a nutshell, balance transfers save money. By reducing your interest payments, more of your monthly payments can go towards paying down the balance. This also means you’ll be debt-free sooner.

When evaluating balance transfer offers, there’s a few key points to pay attention to:

  • Introductory rate: The “teaser” rate offered by the bank to entice you to sign up. The lower the rate, the better. Balance transfer credit cards usually range from 0% to 9.99% when it comes to introductory rates.
  • Introductory period: Next, find out how long you will receive the introductory rate. Longer is better. You will have more time to pay down your debt at the low rate. Be aware that often the purchase APR is different from the balance transfer APR. You might get a low rate for 12 months on balance transfers, but a regular rate on purchases.
  • Balance transfer fees: Most, if not all, credit card companies charge a fee for transferring a balance. Normally, this is a percentage of the total amount you transfer, usually between 1% and 3%. Crunch the numbers to make sure you’ll come out ahead. Most of the time the interest savings outweighs the fee.
  • Regular rate: Find out what your regular rate, or “go-to” rate will be after the intro period ends. This is a good way to prepare for what’s next. Also be aware that any new purchases will be at this rate.

Getting the most out of a balance transfer requires a plan. The goal is to pay down your debt as quickly as possible during the introductory period. As you work to reduce your debt don’t take on new expenses. Be prepared for what happens when the into rate expires so there’s no surprises.