Reader Question: I’m looking for a credit card with a low APR, which one is the best?

Answer: It depends on what you are looking for. If you want a low APR card because you want to do a balance transfer, you should look for a card with a long 0% intro APR, like the Barclay card below. If you are looking to transfer a balance that will take more than a year to pay off, you should get a card that has a constantly low APR, like the Ring Mastercard below. If you are just looking for a credit card with the lowest APR with the best reward, check out the Discover card below. Each offer different APRs that can be used for different reasons.

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Barclaycard Ring MasterCard®

  • processingNetwork:MasterCard
  • productType:Consumer
  • cardName:Barclaycard Ring MasterCard®
  • creditRating:Excellent
  • nonIntroPurchAPR:8.25%* Variable
  • introPurchAPR:n/a
  • introPurchAPRperiod:n/a
  • introTransferAPR:n/a
  • introTransAPRperiod:n/a
  • BalanceTransFee:None
  • nonIntroTransAPR:8.25%* Variable
  • cashAdvanceAPR:8.25%* Variable
  • cashAdvanceFee:$3 for each cash advance
  • latePaymentFee:Up to $26
  • foreignTransFee:None
  • annualMemFee:$0
  • marketingCopy:• No Balance Transfer Fees - start saving immediately! • A low variable APR on balance transfers and purchases • No Annual Fee • Choose your card benefits and features • Get rewarded through the new Giveback™ program, where Barclaycard Ring members get money back for good performance • Get exclusive access to our online community and vote on the card features you like and view the financials of the Barclaycard Ring MasterCard online • Learn more about personal finance from Barclaycard and other members • Complimentary FICO® Credit Scores as a benefit to active cardmembers. Opt-in to have instant and convenient access to FICO® Scores from your Barclaycard online account

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Barclaycard CashForward™ World MasterCard®

  • processingNetwork:MasterCard
  • productType:Consumer
  • cardName:Barclaycard CashForward™ World MasterCard®
  • creditRating:Excellent
  • nonIntroPurchAPR:15.24%, 19.24% or 23.24%* Variable
  • introPurchAPR:0%
  • introPurchAPRperiod:12 months
  • introTransferAPR:0%
  • introTransAPRperiod:12 months
  • BalanceTransFee:3%, Minimum $5
  • nonIntroTransAPR:15.24%, 19.24% or 23.24%* Variable
  • cashAdvanceAPR:25.49%* Variable
  • cashAdvanceFee:5%, Minimum $10
  • latePaymentFee:Up to $37
  • foreignTransFee:3%
  • annualMemFee:$0
  • marketingCopy:• Get a $100 cash rewards bonus after you spend $500 in purchases in the first 90 days after account opening • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash rewards on every purchase • Every time you redeem, get a 5% cash rewards redemption bonus to use toward your next redemption • Redeem your cash rewards for a deposit into your bank account, a statement credit or gift cards. Redemptions start at $50 • Cash rewards do not expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing • 0% intro APR for the first 12 months on purchases. Plus, you'll get 0% introductory APR for the first 12 months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that a variable APR will apply, currently 15.24%, 19.24% or 23.24% depending on your creditworthiness • No annual fee