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Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card


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  • Regular Purchase APR 26.99% (Variable)
  • Intro Purchase APR N/A
  • Intro BT APR N/A
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Credit Needed


  • Card Brand Mastercard®

Card Details


  • Click "APPLY NOW" to apply online
  • Pay no annual fee
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Use online banking to access your account, even from your smartphone, with our mobile app
  • Pay by check, online or at a local branch, all with no fee - and pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Help strengthen your credit for the future with responsible card use

Card Fees

Foreign Transaction Fee None

Balance Transfer Fee $0

Cash Advance Fee 3% of the amount of the cash advance, but not less than $10

Penalty APR None

Ongoing Information

Rewards Rate Non-rewards Card

Annual Fee $0

Expert Reviews

From the Editorial Team

The Capital One® Platinum Credit Card is made for those who want a card with Platinum Mastercard benefits, but only have average credit and cannot qualify for a better card option. There is no annual fee for this card, which is pretty rare for a card that doesn't require excellent credit to get approved. There is no balance transfer fee, which is nice, but there's also no intro balance transfer APR, so the APR sits at 26.99% (Variable).

The real reason to get the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card is to have a real Mastercard with features like text alerts to keep you informed about your account, $0 Fraud Liability if your card is lost or stolen, travel accident insurance, an extended warranty program, and more.

Expert Reviews of the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

  • 3.0

    Regular APR

  • 2.0

    Intro APR

  • 3.0


  • 2.0


  • star rating 3.0/5

    Overall Rating

The Bottom Line

If you have fair credit then this card gives you a way to enjoy the perks and features of a Mastercard, despite your less than stellar credit. The interest rate is pretty high, but there is no annual fee, no surcharge for doing a balance transfer, and you have access to some helpful account management tools.

The Good

The good thing about this particular card is that it allows someone to have a genuine Mastercard when they do not really have great credit. It's a great first-time credit card.

The Not so Good

The interest rate is high and if you carry a balance that can get really expensive, really fast. You should pay your balance in full each month with this card because of the 26.99% (Variable) APR.

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14 Found this review helpful

By: | Jan 18, 2018

This card is a great choice if your trying to build your credit. It's one of the only ones that don't charge an annual fee with what's available when you might have less then good/excellent credit. I would highly recommend this card!

113 Found this review helpful

By: | Sep 29, 2016

The Capital One Platinum Credit Card is wonderful. The card has a fair interest rate and is accepted everywhere. There is no annual fee to use this card. It is a great first time card. There is no charge for balance transfers and the online site has a lot of account management tools. I have called customer service twice and they were super with the help they provided. I highly recommend this card.

118 Found this review helpful

By: | May 31, 2016

I find this a great card to start building or rebuilding your credit up. I also really like that you can get your real credit score without paying another company, and it seems to update every week. I can look and see what has changed and even if it has only changed by one point, I still know. I also like the website overall, I find it easy to make a payment, view my transactions, and pretty much anything else I need. The only thing I dont like is the direct debit from your bank account because it does not always post through the bank right away, although that is more the fault of the bank then C1, but if they had real time debit payments it would be much better. The card itself has given me no problems since it is a Mastercard, accepted just about anywhere.

113 Found this review helpful

By: | May 3, 2016

Capital One is my favorite credit card for many reasons. First, they offer many different types of cards that allow you to choose from many different rewards. Secondly, they have a good reputation, and always look out for their customers. Also, their interest rates are some of the most competitive around.

114 Found this review helpful

By: | Aug 23, 2015

I applied and was approved. No fees were charged to me no annual fee no application fee and I like this card. Apply for it and pay it off every month.

117 Found this review helpful

By: | Apr 9, 2015

great card..will refer to people who are rebuilding their credit back

117 Found this review helpful

By: | Feb 24, 2015

This card is good, good for starters and fair credit, ok credit limit but expect a membership fee. When I applied, it says $0 for the first year and $19 after that, totally misleading, first month in there's a $39 membership fee already posted to my account. Going to call customer service tomorrow to get it removed or something.

109 Found this review helpful

By: | Feb 3, 2015

thanks..Capital one got me started on my credit, only people who cared enough to give me a chance.. Thanks again.

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By: Patricia Robinson Bookhart-Dash | Mar 9, 2016

I am glad that Capital One gave me the chance to be responsible with this card. I also like the reviews and testimonies! Thanks Capital One!!!

By: Jeanne Morse | Mar 1, 2018

Yes, I also agree with everything you have said. Thanks.

104 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 8, 2014

Kind of high interest rate, but besides that it is a good card.

109 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 8, 2014

Best first card to have. One of the first cards to get approved for with minimal credit history. The limit was so low but extremely helped establishing credit history. They keep on increasing limits as you use the card more and more without making a hard enquiry. Superb customer care. Referral bonus missing :(

108 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 8, 2014

I really liked this card for the first year since there was no annual fee. It definitely helped me to build my credit back up. The tools that they offer to you to help manage your credit and account are great. The downside to this card is there is no rewards and the APR/Interest Rate is high. But I guess when you are trying to build your credit you don't really need rewards to use the card more than you need too! I would recommend this card to anyone trying to build up their credit.

100 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 8, 2014

the rates are ok but the customer service is pretty awful unless you can get a supervisor

114 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 7, 2014

I really liked this card when I first got it a few years back. I was rebuilding my credit after a bankruptcy. My limit was 5,000 which I thought was great. I don't use the card much and always pay off my balance on time every month. At first the card didn't have any fees then all of a sudden I get a notice they will start charging a $3 fee every month. I think this is crazy, especially during the months when I don't even use the card, I am still stuck with a $3 monthly fee. Other then that, it is a good card to carry.

107 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 7, 2014

As others said, original rate wasn't great, but for starting credit after a divorce the card was a lifesaver.

103 Found this review helpful

By: | Oct 7, 2014

The Capital one card is a pretty good card but I would have to say there is nothing all that special about it. I has no annual fee which for me is a must, but after the first year there is a $19 annual fee. I think I may drop it then. I don't want an annual fee. It was easy to apply for and get approved. The card arrives quickly so that is good. Rewards though are just so, so. The interest rates for the card as well as fees and the like are just the same as any other card out there.


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