CreditCards.com Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average card rates remain stuck at 15 percent

Jul 22, 2015, 14:44 ET from CreditCards.com

AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interest rates on new credit card offers stayed in place 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%

14.89%

Low Interest

11.62%

11.62%

10.24%

Balance Transfer

14.12%

14.12%

12.80%

Business

12.85%

12.85%

12.85%

Student

13.14%

13.14%

13.14%

Cash Back

15.27%

15.27%

14.91%

Airline

15.10%

15.10%

15.52%

Reward

15.14%

15.14%

14.89%

Instant Approval

18.00%

18.00%

23.33%

Bad Credit

22.73%

22.73%

22.73%

Source: CreditCards.com


Updated: 07-22-2015


For the fifth week in a row, the national average APR remained at 15 percent. None of the cards tracked by CreditCards.com advertised new rates. Promotional offers, including interest-free balance transfer offers and introductory purchase rates, were also left in place.

For the second time this year, Capital One eliminated the $19 annual fee on its Platinum card. The issuer had removed the card's annual fee in January, but then reintroduced it in March.

Earlier this year, Capital One also eliminated the $29 annual fee on the Secured MasterCard. As a result, the QuicksilverOne card, the Classic Platinum card and the Venture Rewards card are currently the only personal cards that Capital One offers that carry an annual fee.

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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