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Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business Review

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What Capital One says about this card

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  • Earn unlimited 1% cash back for your business on every purchase, everywhere, no limits or category restrictions
  • No annual fee
  • Build and strengthen credit for your business by using this credit card responsibly
  • $0 Fraud Liability if your card is lost or stolen
  • Free employee cards, which also earn unlimited 1% cash back on all purchases
  • Rewards won't expire for the life of the account, and you can redeem your cash back for any amount
  • No foreign transaction fees

By Curtis Arnold Editor-in-chief  Updated Oct 22, 2019

Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business may not have the lowest APR, but this small-business credit card offers strong value for entrepreneurs who, with responsible use, want to build corporate credit while also enjoying no annual fee, 1 percent cash back on every purchase and a long list of extra benefits.

Small-business credit card for growing companies

Consider the Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business if you're in the early stages of building a corporate credit history. This card is intended for business owners with average/fair or limited credit. Spark Classic is the company's entry-level business card, but it offers some powerful features for an account with no annual fee.

This Visa business credit card includes purchase security and extended protection programs that rival those of American Express (American Express is a CardRatings.com advertiser). Eligible items your team buys with their Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business cards (add employee cards at no additional cost)gets protected against loss or theft within 90 days from the date of purchase. Eligible items with manufacturers' warranties get up to one extra year of covered repairs.

On the road, your team can access Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business cards for auto rental insurance when you use your card to rent an eligible vehicle and you're covered for collision, damage and loss. In partnership with Visa, Capital One offers Spark members access to travel and emergency assistance resources, giving small teams the kind of travel support usually enjoyed by Fortune 500 companies. Enjoy dining discounts and special perks at participating merchants when you enroll through Visa® SavingsEdge.

How Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business compares with other business credit cards

It's tough for young and growing businesses to qualify for a no-annual-fee credit card with such a straightforward reward of 1 percent cash back on every purchase. American Express and Chase offer similar cash-back credit cards for businesses, but you’ll need good or excellent credit to qualify.

Top Features

RewardsBonus RewardsAnnual Fee
1 % Cash Back on every purchase.N/A$0

CardRatings Editor's Analysis: Pros & Cons

  • All of the flexibility of the Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card without the annual fee
  • The sky’s the limit when it comes to how much cash back you can earn; 1 percent on every purchase.
  • Using this card in a responsible manner can help bolster your corporate credit.
  • If you have better than average credit you may want to consider a card with higher rewards potential.

Capital One® Spark® Classic for Business compared to other reward cards

Card Name
Bonus Rewards
Annual Fee
1 % Cash Back on every purchase.
2X points on travel and dining at restaurants & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases worldwide
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
2 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day.
50,000 Miles once you spend $3,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening
$0 intro for first year; $95 after that
Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points on all eligible travel, from subway swipes and window seats to hotel stays and city tours. Earn 3X Membership Rewards® points at restaurants worldwide.
Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $2,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Receive up to $100 in statement credits towards any eligible purchase made directly with Away in your first 3 months. Offer ends 1/15/2020.
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Terms and Limitations Apply
2 points for every $1 spent on travel and dining purchases. 1.5 points per $1 spent on all other purchases.
50,000 bonus points after you make at least $3,000 in purchases in the first 90 days of account opening.

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