Average Credit Card Rates – January 2016

average-card-rates225The present common bank card price for the general market is 18.49%. This can be a vital bounce from December’s 18.38% common — however not an sudden bounce given the latest hike in Federal rates of interest. We count on to see this common rise once more subsequent month, as some banks haven’t but adjusted their bank card pricing in response to final month’s rate of interest hike.

For additional comparability of card price tendencies, we notice that the common bank card price right now final yr was 17.94%, over a half share level decrease (55 foundation factors) than at this time.

Beneath you’ll discover present common charges in a number of card classes:

  • The common price for low curiosity bank cards with no rewards elevated to 15.89% this month, in comparison with 15.73% final month. (Final yr’s common price on this class was 15.02%.)
  • The common price for rewards bank cards has elevated to 18.67%, up from 18.56% in December. (Final yr’s common price right now: 17.92%.)
  • The common price for division retailer / retail bank cards is 22.65%, up barely from 22.61% final month. (The retail bank card common, whereas very excessive, is definitely down from final yr right now, when a 22.84% price was calculated.)


Credit Card Catalog computes these averages by monitoring a consultant pool of bank cards throughout all segments over time. Credit playing cards provided by main bank card corporations in addition to smaller banks are included, although extra weight is given to playing cards issued by the bigger banks that make up the overwhelming majority of bank cards in circulation.

In computing common charges, Credit Card Catalog makes an attempt to account for the a number of price tiers at which shoppers could also be accepted for a lot of playing cards. For instance, Chase could approve new holders of its Slate bank card at one in every of three price tiers: 12.99%, 17.99%, or 22.99%.

If you need additional details about our price calculations, or would love commentary on the present price marketplace for a information story, contact Adam Jusko, CEO of Credit Card Catalog, at adam@creditcardcatalog.com.

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