Best Credit Cards 2017

This month, the U.S. Bank Cash ™ Visa Signature® Card is rated the best overall offer for rewards as it gives you 5% cash back on up to $8000 in purchases for categories that you choose. The Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card is regarded as the best for travel. Both of these offers are designed for people who want to maximize their rewards earnings and will not carry a balance.

The best options for carrying a balance this month are the U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Cardfor 0% APR on purchases, BankAmericard® Credit Card for 0% balance transfers, and Barclaycard CashForward™ World MasterCard® for 0% cash back card.

Last Updated September 2017


U.S. Bank Cash+™ Visa Signature® Card
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  • Special Cash Back Offer: 5.5% cash back for the first year on your first $2,000 in eligible purchases each quarter on the combined two categories you choose. Thereafter, earn 5%. 2.5% cash back for the first year on your choice of one everyday category (i.e. gas or groceries). Thereafter, earn 2%. 1.5% cash back for the first year on all other eligible net purchases. Thereafter, earn 1%
  • New Cardmember bonus: $100 after you spend $500 in eligible net purchases in the first 90 days you have the card
  • 0% Intro APR* on balance transfers for 12 billing cycles. After that, a variable APR currently 14.99% - 24.99%
  • Unlimited cash back
  • No annual fee
  • Great Offer for Customers of U.S. Bank, a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® - Ethisphere Institute, March 2017
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0%* intro on BTs 12 billing cycles on Balance Transfers* N/A* N/A* 14.99% - 24.99% (variable) $0*
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* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.
   


Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card
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  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 50,000 miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $500 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
  • Fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • $0 intro annual fee for the first year; $95 after that
  • Get a metal Venture Card when you apply today
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N/A N/A N/A N/A 13.99% - 23.99% (Variable) $0 intro for first year; $95 after that
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* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.
   

U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card
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  • 0% Intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 18 billing cycles. After that, a variable APR currently 10.99% - 22.99% Great Offer for Customers of U.S. Bank, a 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® - Ethisphere Institute, March 2017
  • No Annual Fee
  • Flexibility to choose a payment due date that fits your schedule
  • Get up to $600 protection on your cell phone (subject to $25 deductible) against covered damage or theft when you pay your monthly cellular telephone bill with your U.S.Bank Visa® Platinum Credit Card. Certain terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.
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0%* 18 billing cycles on purchases and balance transfers* 0%* 18 billing cycles on purchases and balance transfers* 10.99% - 22.99% (variable) $0*
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* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.
   

Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard®
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  • Get a $200 cash rewards bonus after you spend $1,000 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 a U.S. checking or savings 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
  • Enjoy a 0% introductory APR for the first 15 months on purchases. Plus, you'll get a 0% introductory APR for 15 months on balance transfers for each balance transfer made within 45 days of account opening. After that a variable APR will apply, 15.99%, 20.99% or 25.99%, based on your creditworthiness. Please note, there is a fee for balance transfers
  • No annual fee
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0% 15 months (on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening) 0% 15 months 15.99%, 20.99% or 25.99% Variable $0
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERclose
* This information is provided through a relationship with CreditKarma.com. Credit Karma members have received approvals with these TransUnion New Account credit scores. Please note that because other factors may affect credit card approval, these approval metrics are only guidelines and approval is not guaranteed.