Low Interest Credit Cards
A lot of people just look at low interest credit-cards if they're looking to get a credit-card for themselves. The credit-card suppliers too advertise low interest credit-cards more that any other kind of credit-cards.
In any case, should low interest credit-cards be the only ones on your list if you're hunting for a credit card? Probably not.
For a few people, rate of interestor the APR is probably the most essential thing to look for if selecting a credit-card. In any case, that doesn't hold good for everyone.
Low interest credit-cards are good and should surely be on your list, but APR isn't the only thing to look for.
Let us start with understanding what an APR (annual percent rate) is and where its importance lies.
APR is simply the rate of interest that is used to work out interest on the balance in your credit account with the credit-card supplier. There is no interest charge if you make the complete payment of your credit-card bill (by the due date).
In any case, in case of a partial payment, you will need to pay an interest on whatever you owe the credit card supplier. The APR is backward computed to get a monthly rate and the same is applied on your balance to work out the interest for the applicable period.
That means, people who are not sure about being able to pay the full amount, every time, should surely look for low interest credit-cards.
A low interest credit-card helps in reducing your total outgo by curtailing the interest you pay on your balance.
So, low interest credit-cards help in slowing down the rate at which your debt builds up. Thus low interest credit-cards are surely essential for a particular group of people, as stated above.
Besides this group, there are others who do not really need low interest credit-cards. These people are capable of (and intend to) pay off their credit-card bill in full every month. Their purpose in using a credit-card is convenience and other benefits associated with the credit-cards.
So, be it low interest credit-cards or high interest ones; it really doesn't matter for them.
So the need for low interest credit-cards is more felt by a particular group of people.
In any case, even if you go for a low interest credit-card, you need to pit the various low interest credit-cards against each other (vis-à-vis the other benefits they offer) and then select the low interest credit-card that is most adept to your needs.
So, 1st you need to evaluate whether you need to go only for low interest credit-cards and then select the low interest credit-card that fulfils your needs. After all, you do not go hunting for a credit-card everyday.