I want to apply for a Capital One® no annual fee card with points but I also want to do a balance transfer. If I apply for the points card, do they send BT offers once you have the card in hand?
Q: I want to apply for a Capital One® no annual fee card with points but I also want to do a balance transfer. None of the Capital One® cards seem to have points and a BT offer. If I apply for the points card, does anyone know if they send BT offers once you [...]
Is Capital One a good credit card to have?
The desirability of a credit card, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Capital One has been in the credit card business for years, and is known for introducing consumer-friendly features such as no international foreign transaction fees. The bank offers several varieties of popular credit cards.
Of course, Capital One's credit cards aren't [...]
I have a credit score of 650 and need to re-establish my good credit. I won't carry a balance. Please advise regarding the credit card I can qualify for.
I'm glad to hear that you won't carry a balance, and even happier to hear that you're planning to re-establish your good credit. It's all too easy to get discouraged and figure, "Why bother?"
And two good reasons to bother are that first, credit scores tend to go up if you're demonstrating good financial habits, and [...]
What do you think about zero percent interest for the first 6 months? Good idea or good marketing?
Question: What do you think about zero percent interest for the first 6 months? Good idea or good marketing?
Answer: Both, and I'll give you an example of how I think it can be good, and then how it's just, yes, good marketing.
Zero percent interest for any month is a nice deal, and I can't argue [...]
Can you enter household income where it says annual income on a credit card application?
Question: Can you enter household income where it says annual income on a credit card application?
Answer: Yes, as long as you apply before October 1, 2011. Thanks (or maybe no thanks) to the rules instituted by the Credit CARD Act of 2009, when you apply for a credit card, the card issuer is required to [...]
Which credit card I should send with my two college-age kids, who are going to travel in Europe this summer?
Question: Please advise me which credit card I should send with my two college-age kids, who are going to travel in Europe this summer. Ideally, I would desire a card with no foreign transaction fee, no currency conversion charge, ATM-usable, and with the chip required by many European countries.
Answer: As you probably know, Europeans have [...]
Which credit cards cover the collision damage waiver for a car rental in Ireland?
Question: Do any credit cards cover collision damage waiver (CDW) for a car rental in Ireland?
Answer: Many credit cards, especially airline and travel rewards cards, cover the collision damage waiver (CDW) for international rentals. In fact, there isn't room here to list all the cards that cover CDW almost anywhere in the world. (These include [...]
How do I know what kind of credit card to choose and from what issuer?
Question: How do I know what kind of credit card to choose and from what issuer?
Answer: Because applying for many credit cards in a short time can damage your FICO credit score, it's important to compare credit cards carefully and pick just one or two that you think you'll want to stick with for a [...]
I have a credit score of 790 and can't seem to get approved for a Capital One card. What do you think the problem is?
Question: I have a credit score of 790 and can't seem to get approved for a Capital One card. What do you think the problem is?
Answer: Your credit score is high and you would be considered to have "excellent credit" by most credit card issuers. But obviously, there's something in your application or on your [...]