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Balance Transfer Credit Card Rules

Aug 17, 2007
A balance transfer credit card aids in consolidating credit card debt and sometimes can also be a way of steering clear of the burden of debt. You will find as you are searching through all those credit card company offers you receive all the time that they are now offering balance transfers in a variety of ways. You will also notice they all these credit card companies are all competing for your business so the incentives are becoming more and more appealing all the time especially when it comes to credit card balance transfer offers.

The dream of most Americans is to have an interest free credit card all the time, not only during an introductory special. There are a few rules that you can use to ensure that you get the most out of a balance transfer.

Pay close attention to any balance transfer offers that you may find. They change all the time and you do not want to apply after they are no longer offering this special deal on Balance Transfers.

Watch that your credit card balance transfers are completed on time without any overlapping time from one credit card to another. You will find yourself paying a lot more in interest charges. When you are responding to banks and credit card companies by mail, remember to take in consideration the delay that normally happens with mail. The company must have time to receive your correspondence and then reply to you.

Are you going to have a balance transfer to a store card or a major credit card? You should pay attention to the APR on the credit card that you plan to place your balance transfer. Many store cards have a higher APR than major credit cards; choose a credit card for your balance transfer that has a low APR. The way in which you handle your credit card balance transfer can be practical and expedient, and can be a great way in which to evade extra credit card debt.

Always read the fine print. If you are applying for a 0 APR credit card then that is what you should be receiving, make sure the 0% includes your balance transfer and the length of time you have before the APR changes.

Do not apply with any company that you do not trust. You should be able to understand their terms and conditions, their rules regarding balance transfers, etc... If you have never heard of the company do your own investigating, never feel pressured to applying because you are afraid of missing a good thing, you may be in fact saving yourself some heartache and financial drawbacks.

Find out as much as you can about the company that you are applying with, are they quick with balance transfers and do they respond quickly with answers to your questions and information regarding your account.
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Robert Alan recommends that you visit CreditCardAssist.com to find out more about how a balance transfer credit card works.
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