CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average credit card interest rates remain at 15 percent for 10th week

Aug 26, 2015, 13:49 ET from CreditCards.com

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interest rates on new credit card offers remained unchanged again this week, according to the CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report.

The average is comprised of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation.

Rates for card categories tracked by CreditCards.com are listed below:

Credit Card Rate Averages


Avg. APR

Last week

6 months ago

National Average

15.00%

15.00%

14.87%

Low Interest

11.62%

11.62%

11.53%

Balance Transfer

14.12%

14.12%

14.00%

Business

12.85%

12.85%

12.85%

Student

13.14%

13.14%

13.14%

Cash Back

15.27%

15.27%

15.26%

Airline

15.10%

15.10%

15.15%

Reward

15.14%

15.14%

14.99%

Instant Approval

18.00%

18.00%

17.93%

Bad Credit

22.73%

22.73%

22.48%

Source: CreditCards.com


Updated: 08-26-2015


None of the issuers tracked by CreditCards.com advertised new interest rates. As a result, the national average annual percentage rate (APR) remained locked at 15 percent for the 10th consecutive week.

Rates on new card offers haven't budged since June. This is the longest stretch of time interest rates have stayed in place in more than 19 months.  

Most card issuers also left promotional terms unchanged. Bank of America, however, lengthened the 0 percent balance transfer offers from 15 months to 18 months on the BankAmericard Visa and BankAmericard for students, while eliminating the introductory APR. 

The CreditCards.com credit card rate survey (permalink: http://www.creditcards.com/rate-report) is conducted weekly, using offer data from the leading U.S. card issuers' websites. Introductory offer periods and regular interest rates will vary with applicants' credit quality and issuer risk-based pricing policies

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