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 12.99% on eligible purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • No annual fee
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 10 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening, with a fee of 3% of the amount advanced (minimum fee of $7.50).
  • Around-the-clock fraud protection
  • Access to 24/7 customer service
  • Immediate cash access at over 1 million ATMs internationally

† Promotional Rates: Balance Transfers: 0%
This Promotional Rate applies to any balance transfers made within 90 days of your account opening (each, an “eligible transaction”) and will remain in effect for 10 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.

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.

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.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 12.99% 0% for 10 months 24.99%
MBNA True Line® Mastercard® credit card
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 12.99% on eligible purchases, 12.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 24.99% on cash advances
  • No annual fee
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 10 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening, with a fee of 3% of the amount advanced (minimum fee of $7.50).
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
12.99%
Balance Transfer:
0% for 10 months
Cash Advance:
24.99%
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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
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 6 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening, with a fee of 3% of the amount advanced (minimum fee of $7.50).
  • A suite of comprehensive insurance**
  • Around-the-clock-fraud protection
  • Access to 24/7 customer service

† Promotional Rates: Balance Transfers: 0%

This Promotional Rate applies to any balance transfers made within 90 days of your account opening (each, an “eligible transaction”) and will remain in effect for 6 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.

Standard Rates:
Purchases: 8.99%
Balance transfers and access cheques: 8.99%
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).

**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.

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.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$39 8.99% 0% for 6 months 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
  • $39 annual fee
  • You could get a 0% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 6 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening, with a fee of 3% of the amount advanced (minimum fee of $7.50).
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$39
APR:
8.99%
Balance Transfer:
0% for 6 months
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 February 1, 2018. Subject to change.

◊ 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 June 30, 2019 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 25.99% on purchases and 28.99% on Cash Advances). 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.

Former or current Scotiabank credit cardholders of any kind in the past 2 years, including those that transfer from an existing Scotiabank credit card account or re-open a closed Scotiabank credit card account, are excluded from this Offer.
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 February 1, 2018. 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).

◊ The introductory 2.99% 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 June 30, 2019 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). 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.

Former or current Scotiabank credit cardholders of any kind in the past 2 years, including those that transfer from an existing Scotiabank credit card account or re-open a closed Scotiabank credit card account, are excluded from 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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Simplycash Card
  • New SimplyCash™ Card from American Express Cardmembers can earn 2.5% cash back on purchases (up to $150 cash back) for the first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on purchases when your Welcome Rate ends
  • No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn after your Welcome Rate ends
  • Optional Balance Transfer Offer – Enjoy a 1.99% interest in first 6 months of Cardmembership if you choose to transfer your other credit card balances to this American Express card
  • Balance Transfer option is only available at time of online application. There is no balance transfer fee at time of application.
  • Access to memorable experiences with American Express Invites®
  • Insurance coverage and 24/7 Customer Service
  • The preferred rate for purchases is 19.99% and funds advances is 22.99%. If you have Missed Payments, the applicable rates for your account will be 23.99% and/or 26.99%.
  • American Express is not responsible for maintaining or monitoring the accuracy of information on this website. For full details and current product information click the Apply now link. Conditions apply.
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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% 1.99% in the first 6 months 22.99%
Simplycash Card
SimplyCashTM Credit Card from American Express
  • New SimplyCash™ Card from American Express Cardmembers can earn 2.5% cash back on purchases (up to $150 cash back) for the first 3 months of Cardmembership
  • Earn 1.25% cash back on purchases when your Welcome Rate ends
  • No limit to the amount of cash back you can earn after your Welcome Rate ends
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
1.99% in the first 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 February 1, 2018. Subject to change.

◊ 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 June 30, 2019 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). 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.

Former or current Scotiabank credit cardholders of any kind in the past 2 years, including those that transfer from an existing Scotiabank credit card account or re-open a closed Scotiabank credit card account, are excluded from this Offer.
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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Best Western Mastercard® credit card
  • Reward yourself with a free night's stay. You could get a FREE night with the Best Western Rewards® Mastercard® credit card‡
  • Earn 1 Best Western Rewards® point for every $1 in eligible purchases‡
  • Earn 5 Best Western Rewards® points for every $1 in eligible purchases at Best Western properties‡
  • Earn 20,000 Best Western Rewards® points†† on your first purchase – enough for a free night stay
  • You will be awarded "Gold Status" upon first use of your credit card and "Diamond Status" when you spend $10,000 in eligible purchases within one year◊◊
  • No limit to the Best Western Rewards® points that can be earned using the credit card in a year
  • Use your Best Western Rewards® points in many ways – hotel stays, dining, gift cards and more.
  • You could get a 1.99% promotional annual interest rate (“AIR”)† for 10 months on balance transfers✪ completed within 90 days of account opening, with a fee of 1% of the amount advanced (minimum fee of $7.50)
  • Standard Annual Interest Rates of 19.99% on eligible purchases, 22.99% on balance transfers✪and access cheques, and 22.99% on cash advances
  • No annual fee

† Promotional Rates: Balance Transfers: 1.99%

This Promotional Rate applies to any balance transfers made within 90 days of your account opening (each, an “eligible transaction”) and will remain in effect for 10 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: 19.99%
Balance transfers and access cheques: 22.99%
Cash advances: 22.99%

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 5% to a maximum of 29.99%. 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 Standard Rate(s) that apply to your account at that time will decrease back to the previous Standard Rate(s) prior to the rate increase 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 1.00% 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).

‡ These are highlights of the credit card rewards program (the “Program”) associated with this credit card account. Points will be awarded on eligible transactions charged to your account as set out in the Program terms and conditions. Complete terms and conditions describing Program eligibility, accrual and redemption of points, and other important conditions, limitations and restrictions will be sent after your account is opened. Please read the terms and conditions carefully upon receipt. Accumulated points can only be redeemed in accordance with the Best Western Rewards Program. The Toronto-Dominion Bank has no liability or responsibility for any aspect of the Best Western Rewards Program. Please visit www.bestwestern.com/bwrterms, call Best Western at 1-800-237-8483 or contact Best Western by mail at P.O. Box 42007, Phoenix, AZ, 85080-2207 for complete Best Western Rewards® Program terms and conditions.

†† To qualify for this offer, an applicant must be approved for the specific credit card account described in the offer. The account must be used for at least one eligible transaction within the first 90 days of account opening that is not subsequently rescinded, the subject of a charge back request or otherwise disputed. Please allow 8–10 weeks from the transaction date for bonus points to be posted to your points account. Limit one-time bonus point offer (no cash value) per new account. This promotion is offered by Best Western and may be amended or cancelled at any time without notice. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is not responsible or liable for any aspect of this promotion.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank is the issuer of this credit card. MBNA is a division of The Toronto-Dominion Bank.
Each Best Western® branded hotel is independently owned and operated. Best Western and the Best Western marks are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc.

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.

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Annual Fee Purchase APR Balance Transfer APR Cash Advance APR
$0 19.99% 1.99% for your first 10 months. Ongoing: 22.99% 22.99%
Best Western Mastercard® credit card
Best Western Mastercard® credit card
  • Reward yourself with a free night's stay. You could get a FREE night with the Best Western Rewards® Mastercard® credit card‡
  • Earn 1 Best Western Rewards® point for every $1 in eligible purchases‡
  • Earn 5 Best Western Rewards® points for every $1 in eligible purchases at Best Western properties‡
  • Full credit card details
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Annual Fee:
$0
APR:
19.99%
Balance Transfer:
1.99% for your first 10 months. Ongoing: 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.