Lower Interest Calculator

What is the balance on your current credit card?$
What is the interest rate (shown as APR on your credit card statement) of your current credit card?%
What is the interest rate (APR) of the credit card you may apply for? %
For what period of time would you like to see savings with the new credit card? 
You could save $  by using the new credit card over the time period you chose.
Show How to use Calculator

Enter your current credit card balance, then the interest rate of the credit card you have now and the interest rate on the new card for which you are considering applying. Finally, choose the time period for which you want to see your potential savings and hit "Calculate" for the total. (Remember that this calculator does not include any credit card purchases you might make in the future, only the amount you could save on interest charges given your current balance.) 

Discover it®

Editor's Rating

  • Fair. No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. Pay up to midnight ET online or by phone on your due date without a fee. Plus, paying late won't raise your APR.*
  • Generous. 5% cash back at Home Improvement Stores, Furniture Stores and Bed Bath & Beyond® on up to $1,500 in purchases from April through June 2014.*
  • Human. 100% U.S.-based customer service available any time. *Click "Apply" to see rates, rewards, and free FICO® Credit Score terms and other information.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% Intro APR on purchases

Period: 6 months

Purchase APR

10.99% - 22.99% Variable*

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% Intro APR

Balance Transfer Intro Period

18 months

Annual Fee

$0

Chase Slate®

Editor's Rating

  • Pay less interest. Save on balances and new purchases
  • $0 balance transfer fee -- introductory offer!
  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers
Apply Now Credit Needed: Good

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% Intro APR on purchases

Period: 15 months

Purchase APR

12.99%, 17.99%, 22.99% Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% Intro APR

Balance Transfer Intro Period

15 months on balance transfers

Annual Fee

$0

Discover it® card

Editor's Rating

  • Fair. No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. Pay up to midnight ET online or by phone on your due date without a fee. Plus, paying late won't raise your APR.*
  • Generous. 5% cash back at Home Improvement Stores, Furniture Stores and Bed Bath & Beyond® on up to $1,500 in purchases from April through June 2014.*
  • Human. 100% U.S.-based customer service available any time. *Click "Apply" to see rates, rewards, and free FICO® Credit Score terms and other information.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% Intro APR on purchases

Period: 14 months

Purchase APR

10.99% - 22.99% Variable*

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% Intro APR

Balance Transfer Intro Period

14 months

Annual Fee

$0

Capital One® Platinum Prestige Credit Card

Editor's Rating

  • Transfer a balance for 0% intro APR until July 2015
  • Get 0% intro APR on all purchases until July 2015
  • Enjoy no annual fee
Apply Now Credit Needed: Good

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% intro on purchases

Period: until July 2015

Purchase APR

10.9% - 18.9% (V) 

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% intro on balance transfers

Balance Transfer Intro Period

until July 2015

Annual Fee

$0

Citi Simplicity® Visa® Card

Editor's Rating

  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 21.99% based on your creditworthiness.
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
  • No late fees - EVER
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0%*

Period: 18 months on Purchases*

Purchase APR

12.99 - 21.99% Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0%*

Balance Transfer Intro Period

18 months on Balance Transfers*

Annual Fee

$0*

Citi® Diamond Preferred® Card

Editor's Rating

  • Get 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the APR will be 11.99%-21.99% based upon your creditworthiness.*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer.
  • Citi® Easy DealsSM Get what you want for less. Earn Citi Easy Deals Points for the purchases you make with your card. Redeem your points for great online deals on name-brand merchandise, gift cards and even local deals.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0%*

Period: 18 months on Purchases*

Purchase APR

11.99% - 21.99%* Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0%*

Balance Transfer Intro Period

18 months on Balance Transfers*

Annual Fee

$0*

Barclaycard® Rewards MasterCard® - Average Credit

Editor's Rating

  • No annual fee
  • Earn 2 points per $1 on gas, grocery, and utility purchases and 1 point per $1 everywhere else
  • Use the points you earn like cash to pay for almost any purchases you've made.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Average/Fair

Purchase Intro

APR: N/A

Period: N/A

Purchase APR

24.99%* Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

N/A

Balance Transfer Intro Period

N/A

Annual Fee

$0

Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Editor's Rating

  • One-time $100 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases within the first 3 months
  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • No rotating categories and no sign ups needed to earn cash rewards
Apply Now Credit Needed: Good

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% intro on purchases

Period: until January 2015

Purchase APR

12.9% - 22.9% (V) 

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% intro on balance transfers

Balance Transfer Intro Period

until January 2015

Annual Fee

$0

Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card - Low Intro APRs

Editor's Rating

  • Enjoy 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 15 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 22.99% based upon your creditworthiness*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater*
  • 2 ThankYou Points per dollar spent on dining at restaurants and entertainment
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0%*

Period: 15 months on Purchases

Purchase APR

12.99% - 22.99%* Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0%*

Balance Transfer Intro Period

15 months on Balance Transfers

Annual Fee

$0*

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

Editor's Rating

  • Get 50 Reward Dollars, redeemable for a $50 statement credit, after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
  • Plus, get one year of Amazon Prime after you sign up for a new membership with your Card and meet the spending requirement in the same time period.
  • As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Terms and Restrictions Apply.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% on Purchases

Period: 15 months

Purchase APR

12.99% - 21.99% Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% on Balance Transfers

Balance Transfer Intro Period

15 months

Annual Fee

$0

Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express

Editor's Rating

  • Get 100 Reward Dollars, redeemable for a $100 statement credit, after you make $1,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
  • Plus, get one year of Amazon Prime after you sign up for a new membership with your Card and meet the spending requirement in the same time period.
  • As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Terms and Restrictions Apply.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Excellent

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% on Purchases

Period: 15 months

Purchase APR

12.99% - 21.99% Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% on Balance Transfers

Balance Transfer Intro Period

15 months

Annual Fee

$75

Chase Freedom®

Editor's Rating

  • Earn a $100 Bonus after you make $500 in purchases in your first 3 months from account opening
  • Earn a $25 Bonus after you add your first authorized user and make a purchase within this same 3-month period
  • 0% Intro APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the intro period, a variable APR of 13.99%-22.99%.
Apply Now Credit Needed: Good

Purchase Intro

APR: 0% Intro APR on purchases

Period: 15 months

Purchase APR

13.99% - 22.99% Variable

Balance Transfer Intro APR

0% Intro APR

Balance Transfer Intro Period

15 months on balance transfers

Annual Fee

$0