IberiaBank is excited to announce that one of their cards, the IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card, was recently named one of the Top Low-Interest / Fees Cards of 2010 by Consumer Reports! After conducting a study in July of this year focusing on credit, Consumer Reports aimed to identify trends in the types of cards consumers were using and carrying … and using a credit card could save the day.
- Cash Rewards Cards: Cash rewards credit cards earn consumers money back with every purchase they make. Consumers LIKE earning money back…cash is king, after all!
- Travel Rewards Cards: Next to a steady income, cardholders especially love taking vacations. Frequent travelers benefit the most from travel reward credit cards, which usually offer incentives and incremental miles earned with every purchase.
- Low Interest Rate Cards: The popularity of this category of card is almost self-explanatory. Low interest credit cards are extremely popular among consumers who are likely to carry a balance or to transfer a balance from a higher-rate card to one of these low interest rate cards.
Obviously, the cards with the lowest rates and the fewest hidden fees did the best in this category … and one of the low interest rate cards mentioned by name was the IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card!
Why the IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card is worth carrying:
Typically, if cards didn’t offer incentives and perks for spending money, consumers REALLY didn’t want using the card to cost them very much at all. The IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card does just that.
Low APR for purchases
The IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card features a low variable APR of 7.25%, 10.25% or 13.25%, depending on the consumer’s credit worthiness. While these don’t seem as “low” as the 0.0% introductory APR offers you might find with other cards, it’s still lower than what most cards charge in the post CARD Act of 2009 world.
Low Introductory APR for Balance Transfers
The IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card features a low 1.99% APR for 6 months for balance transfers. After that 6 months, the APR rises to the purchase APR, which is still not astronomically high.
Zero Annual Fee
The IberiaBank Visa® Classic Card has no Annual Membership fee. Consumers like this because the card itself doesn’t cost them anything. “Simplify, simplify” as the saying goes.