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Balance Transfer Calculator

Pay Down Debt Faster

Carrying a credit card balance month after month? Paying high interest rates?Transferring a balance is an easy, effective way to pay down debt faster.

Our Balance Transfer Calculator will help determine how much money you could besaving just by transferring your existing credit card balance(s) to a low interest ratecredit card.

How to use the balance transfer calculator:

  1. Add the current balance of up to five credit cards you want to transfer.
  2. Add the current interest rate for each applicable credit card.
  3. Enter the intro APR and length of the intro APR for the credit card you wish totransfer your balance(s) to, such as 0% for 12 months.
  4. Enter the interest rate of the credit card you wish to transfer your balance(s) to.This will typically be a range (like 12.9% - 22.9% variable), so use a mid-range APR to be safe.
  5. Enter the annual fee and balance transfer fee for the credit card you wish to transfer your balance(s) to.
  6. Click “CALCULATE” to see your results!

How much can I save by transferring my existing credit card balance?

The exact amount you can save depends on the terms of the credit card. There are two fees associated with balance transfers: the balance transfer APR, and the balance transfer fee. The APR works just like the APR you pay for purchases (or to carry a balance). So, you’ll want to transfer your balance(s) to a card that offers 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 12-21 months. The balance transfer fee is the amount that’s charged to process each transfer. It’s charged on a per-transfer basis, and typically doesn’t exceed 5% of the amount of the transfer.

Most credit cards only offer 0% intro APR on balance transfers, or, no balance transfer fees. However, there is one card on the market that offers both options. When comparing different balance transfer credit cards, keep it simple and use common sense.

NOTE: The balance transfer calculator is a self help tool and is not intended to provide financial advice to its users. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of results when applied to a user's individual factors. Please seek professional advice regarding all personal financial issues.

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Top Balance Transfer Credit Cards

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card– 21 Month Balance Transfer Offer

 

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  • Intro Purchase APR 0%* for 12 months on Purchases*
  • Intro BT APR 0%* for 21 months on Balance Transfers*
  • Regular Purchase APR 14.49% - 24.49%* (Variable)
  • Annual Fee $0*
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  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 877-836-4537 TTY: Use Relay Service
  • 0% Intro APR on balance transfers for 21 months from date of first transfer. All transfers must be completed in first 4 months. After that the variable APR will be 14.49% - 24.49%, based on your creditworthiness*
  • 0% Intro APR on purchases for 12 months from date of account opening. After that the variable APR will be 14.49% - 24.49%, based on your creditworthiness*
  • If you transfer a balance with this offer, after your 0% Intro purchase APR expires, both new purchases and unpaid purchase balances will automatically accrue interest until all balances, including your transferred balance, are paid in full
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater
  • $0 liability on unauthorized purchases and Citi® Identity Theft Solutions
  • No annual fee*
  • Free access to FICO® Scores*

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The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express

 

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4.3/5.0 from 2,178 Offer Ratings
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  • Intro and Regular APR 0% for 15 Months, then 14.74%-25.74% Variable
  • Rates & Fees $0 annual fee & $0 balance transfer fee.
  • Rewards Rate 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x), 1x points on other purchases.
  • Annual Fee $0
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    Credit cards for excellent credit are intended for those with a credit score of 700 or Higher.

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  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 866-901-8258
  • Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $1,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Low intro APR: 0% for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable rate, currently 14.74% to 25.74%.
  • $0 balance transfer fee. Balance transfers must be requested within 60 days from account opening.
  • 2x points at US supermarkets, on up to $6,000 per year in purchases (then 1x); 1x points on other purchases.
  • Use your Card 20 or more times on purchases in a billing period and earn 20% more points on those purchases less returns and credits.
  • Over 1.5 million more places in the U.S. started accepting American Express® Cards in 2017.
  • No annual fee.
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Wells Fargo Platinum Visa® Card

 

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3.9/5.0 from 401 Offer Ratings
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  • Introductory APR 0% for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers*
  • Low Fees Enjoy $0 Annual Fee
  • Ongoing APR 16.65%-26.49% (Variable)*
  • Annual Fee $0
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  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • 0% Intro APR for 18 months on purchases and balance transfers, then a 16.65%-26.49% variable APR; balance transfer fees apply
  • 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 Wells Fargo Platinum Visa® Card
  • Free access to your FICO® Credit Score with Wells Fargo Online®
  • Zero Liability protection for promptly reported unauthorized transactions
  • Convenient tools to help create a budget and manage your spending with My Money Map
  • $0 Annual Fee
  • Select "Apply Now" to learn more about the product features, terms, and conditions

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Bank of America® Cash Rewards Credit Card

 

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  • Intro Purchase APR 0% Introductory APR on purchases for 12 billing cycles
  • Intro BT APR 0% Intro APR for 12 billing cycles for balance transfers made in the first 60 days
  • Regular APR 14.74% - 24.74% Variable APR on purchases and balance transfers
  • Annual Fee $0
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    Excellent Credit

    Credit cards for excellent credit are intended for those with a credit score of 700 or Higher.

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  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online or call 800-716-6383
  • No annual fee 
  • $150 online cash rewards bonus after you spend at least $500 on purchases in the first 90 days of account opening 
  • Earn 1% cash back on every purchase, 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs, and 3% on gas for the first $2,500 in combined grocery/wholesale club/gas purchases each quarter 
  • No changing categories and no expiration on rewards 
  • 0% Introductory APR for 12 billing cycles for purchases AND for any balance transfers made in the first 60 days, then, 14.74% - 24.74% Variable APR. 3% fee (min $10) applies to balance transfers 
  • Get a 10% customer bonus every time you redeem your cash back into a Bank of America® checking or savings account 
  • If you're a Preferred Rewards client, you can increase that bonus to 25% - 75% 
  • Easily add your Mastercard® credit card to any digital wallet for a simple, secure, and convenient way to pay online, in-app, and in-store

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