U.S. News & World Report Releases the Best Credit Cards Rankings

Best cash back, airline, hotel and low interest credit cards are evaluated

Nov 10, 2015, 00:01 ET from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, has released a Best Credit Cards web portal to help the estimated 167 million American adults who have a credit card make smarter decisions about which ones to include in their wallet. The new service lists options by category, issuer and credit score to make it easier for consumers to find cards that work for them. The Best Credit Cards service represents a step forward in bringing clarity and transparency to an area where historically consumers have lacked objective advice.

The Best Credit Cards rankings incorporate real-time data to ensure the latest information is available for each card. Top ranked credit cards have included the United MileagePlus® Club card in the Best Airline Credit Cards list and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card in the Best Hotel Credit Cards rankings. The Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express has topped the Best Cash Back list and Spectrum Rewards has been identified as a Best Low Interest card. The full, up-to-date credit card rankings can be found here.

"Whether you want to improve your credit history or score, receive rewards and vouchers or seek protection for your purchases, finding the right credit card is an important life decision," said Kim Heneghan, vice president and general manager of Money at U.S. News. "We developed the Best Credit Cards rankings to be a straightforward tool that allows consumers to find cards tailored to their specific needs and financial goals."

The Best Credit Cards methodology takes into consideration product features, including digital tools, EMV chip and image card capability; customer experience, based on filed and resolved complaints with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and net monetary value, the amount customers keep after additional fees and interest are paid over a two-year period.

The Best Credit Cards rankings are part of a growing portfolio of online Personal Finance recommendation services offered by U.S. News, which includes its popular Advisor Finder and Best Mutual Funds web portals plus a trove of advice to guide consumers in making smart financial decisions.

About U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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