How to Get the Best Low Interest Credit Cards

by : Gordon Goodfellow

The best low interest credit cards are those that offer guaranteed long term low interest, low fees and charges and low balance transfer fees. So it is important to make sure you understand what these charges are for all the credit cards you are interested in. You can't assume anything. Different cards have different terms and conditions so you must be willing to read and understand these in order to make an informed decision about transferring credit card balances. Procrastination and impulsiveness can both cost you a lot of money when it comes to dealing with credit card debt. The wisest course of action is to take action to lower your monthly interest charges as quickly as possible, but only after making sure you have chosen the best course of action open to you.

There are so many credit cards on the market competing for your business that it can be confusing trying to find the best low interest credit cards. Advertising copy promises you a happier, less stressful life by simply 'applying now.' However, advertising copy is not what you will be held to. The contract is what must inform your decision. Carefully read the terms and conditions of credit card offers, read reviews of the products, compare rates, charges and any introductory low rate periods that might be involved.

The internet is an excellent place to start searching for the best low interest credit cards. In particular, credit card websites that offer a variety of low rate cards from different credit card providers, can save you a lot of time, effort and money. These sites generally offer a informative articles on debt, credit card borrowing and even on choosing the right option for your needs. They also have on one site detailed information about a number of different low rate cards, sometimes even in a table or graph which makes it easy to see the differences. Most of these comparison websites provide an online application facility which further smoothes the balance transfer process.

The best low interest credit cards will not trap you into high interest rates at the end of an introductory term. There are many low rate cards which are permanently low rate (at least relative to other credit cards) however there are low rate credit cards which are extremely low rate, even zero rate for an introductory term. The latter credit cards can provide a wonderful opportunity for people to quickly pay down debt and to immediately reduce financial stress, however there is a potential risk. There is a risk that after the low or no interest period, the interest will increase to a comparatively high market rate. In this situation, you could well find yourself worse of than before you transferred your balance. It is important to know the standard interest rate of the card you are applying irrespective of the introductory offer.

When people transfer high interest credit card balances to the best low interest credit cards on the market, they do more than gain temporary financial relief, they can actually turn their lives around. If you choose the card wisely and then manage the interest savings equally well so that your credit card balance is being steadily reduced, you will gain immediate and future financial benefits that can set you on the road to financial freedom.