How to Find and Compare the Best Credit Card Offers for YouFriday, June 01, 2012 at 6:12:08 AM
Millions of Americans are now receiving several credit card offers per month, and those who may be in the market for this type of account might be enticed to open one as a result of one of these mailings.
However, when you are thinking about opening a new credit card account, it can be extremely important to take the time to
review a number of similar accounts
before settling on any one card. So how can you do that in the most responsible way possible?
Step 1: Find the accounts
If you get a credit card offer that you think looks good, you should then start looking for other, similar accounts online. You can do this by conducting a simple web search, and checking lenders' websites for the most up-to-date offers for people in your credit score range.
Step 2: Compare them
Once you've found a handful of accounts that you think might be beneficial, it's important to review all the terms of these cards to find out which will work best for you. Here are a few factors to consider:
• Does one carry a better interest rate than the others?
• Will another give you a larger rewards bonus for your existing spending habits?
• How do the annual fees stack up?
• Are there any penalties you might face?
• What about introductory rates?
Figuring out exactly which features you need from a new card is extremely important.
Step 3: Choose the one you want
Once you've looked at all the card offers, you might want to do a little math to figure out which one is Your best credit card deal given your unique financial situation. Figuring out all aspects of the card to fully understand the cost associated with it will help you determine the one that works best.
Step 4: Apply for it
It's also important to keep in mind that you might not qualify for every card you want, so you should try to be a little realistic about your qualifications. Filling out a credit card application for a card that you won’t be approved for will only lead to frustration and loss of time. Further, applying for cards you don't want or need will be a waste of time and energy.
Once all of these steps are completed, it won't be too hard for you to receive and start using the best credit card for you and your specific borrowing needs.