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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  • No annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 12.99% on eligible purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 12 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening
  • Around-the-clock fraud protection
  • Use available credit on your credit card to transfer funds right to your chequing account.
  • 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.

† Promotional Rates:
Balance Transfers: 0.00%
This Promotional Rate applies to any balance transfers made within 90 day(s) of your account opening (each, an ""eligible transaction"") and will remain in effect for 12 Statement Periods from the transaction date of each eligible transaction. The Promotional Rate will increase and the remaining balance of the eligible transaction will become subject to the Standard Rate for balance transfers either: (1) on the first day of the first Statement Period that occurs after the expiry of the Promotional Rate; or (2) on the first day of the second Statement Period following any late Minimum Payment. Other conditions apply. Offer may be changed, extended or withdrawn at any time, without notice.
Standard Rates:
Purchases: 12.99%
Balance transfers and access cheques: 12.99%
Cash advances: 24.99%

Default Rates:
If your Minimum Payment is late twice within any [12] consecutive Statement Periods (the ""change event""), the Standard Rate(s) that apply to your account at that time will increase to the following new Standard Rate(s):
Purchases: 19.99%
Balance transfers and access cheques: 21.99%
Cash advances: 24.99%

The new Standard Rate(s) will apply on the first day of the second Statement Period following the change event.
If you then pay each Minimum Payment on time for [12] consecutive Statement Periods (""cure period""), the new Standard Rate(s) will decrease to the Standard Rate(s) that applied on your account at the time of the change event. Such rates will apply on the first day of the first Statement Period that occurs after the cure period.

✪ 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% 0% for 12 months 24.99%
MBNA True Line® Mastercard® credit card
  • No annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 12.99% on eligible purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 12 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
0% for 12 months
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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  • $39 annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 8.99% on purchases, 8.99% on balance transfers✪ and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • 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).

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
  • $39 annual fee
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 8.99% on purchases, 8.99% 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:
$39
APR:
8.99%
Balance Transfer:
8.99%
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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  • Welcome Offer: Get a 3.99% introductory interest rate on Balance Transfers for 9 months with a 1% transfer fee and we'll waive the $20 annual fee for the first year*
  • Enjoy our lowest interest rate of 12.99% on purchases*
  • Free extended warranty and purchase protection*
  • Zero Dollar Liability: protects you from unauthorized use of your credit card*
  • Worldwide acceptance at over 30 million locations*
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  • *Terms and conditions apply
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$20 12.99% 12.99% 15.99%
BMO Preferred Rate Mastercard®*
  • Welcome Offer: Get a 3.99% introductory interest rate on Balance Transfers for 9 months with a 1% transfer fee and we'll waive the $20 annual fee for the first year*
  • Enjoy our lowest interest rate of 12.99% on purchases*
  • Free extended warranty and purchase protection*
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$20
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
12.99%
Cash Advance:
15.99%
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Scotiabank Value Visa Card
  • 0.00% introductory interest rate on Cash Advances for the first 6 months (12.99% after that)Plus annual fee waived for the first year
  • Save up to hundreds of dollars a year on interest
  • Low interest rate of 12.99%
  • Pay down higher interest rate balances faster
  • Transfer higher rate balances and save even more
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
Plus annual fee waived for the first year 12.99% 12.99% 12.99%
Scotiabank Value Visa Card
Scotiabank Value® VISA* Card
  • 0.00% introductory interest rate on Cash Advances for the first 6 months (12.99% after that)Plus annual fee waived for the first year
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Annual Fee:
Plus annual fee waived for the first year
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
12.99%
Cash Advance:
12.99%
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Scotia Momentum VISA Card
  • Get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 you spend on all eligible gas stations, grocery store, drug store purchases and recurring bill payments.
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases.
  • 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).
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 19.99% 0% on balance transfers for 6 months 22.99%
Scotia Momentum VISA Card
Scotia Momentum® VISA* Card
  • Get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that; annual fee $39)
  • Earn 2% cash back for every $1 you spend on all eligible gas stations, grocery store, drug store purchases and recurring bill payments.
  • Earn 1% cash back on all other eligible purchases.
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
0% on balance transfers for 6 months
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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Scotia Momentum No-Fee VISA Card
  • Earn 5% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months (up to $2,000 in total purchases).Plus, get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all eligible gas stations, grocery stores, drug stores purchases and recurring payments.
  • Earn 0.5% cash back on all other eligible purchases.
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% Get an introductory 0% on Balance transfers for the first six months. 22.99%
Scotia Momentum No-Fee VISA Card
Scotia Momentum® No-Fee VISA* Card
  • Earn 5% cash back on all purchases for the first 3 months (up to $2,000 in total purchases).Plus, get a 0.00% introductory interest rate on balance transfers for the first 6 months (22.99% after that)
  • Earn 1% cash back on all eligible gas stations, grocery stores, drug stores purchases and recurring payments.
  • Earn 0.5% cash back on all other eligible purchases.
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
Get an introductory 0% on Balance transfers for the first six months.
Cash Advance:
22.99%
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  • Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 0.50% Money-Back Rewards on all your other everyday purchases.
  • Get your Rewards deposited into your Tangerine Savings Account and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
  • No annual fee
  • Your Tangerine World Mastercard keeps you connected with access to over 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world with Boingo Wi-Fi
  • With Mastercard Travel Rewards, you can unlock cashback offers and get a rebate applied directly to your statement, by using your Tangerine World Mastercard at select merchants that accept Mastercard while travelling outside of Canada
  • During your first 30 days, transfer balances and pay an interest rate of only 1.95% on the transferred balance for the first 6 months (19.95% after that). A Balance Transfer fee of 1% on the amount transferred will apply.†
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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®
  • Earn 2% Money-Back Rewards in two 2% Money-Back Categories of your choice, and 0.50% Money-Back Rewards on all your other everyday purchases.
  • Get your Rewards deposited into your Tangerine Savings Account and get a 3rd 2% Money-Back Category.
  • No annual fee
  • 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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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.