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No Fee Balance Transfer 0% Intro APR Credit Cards Still Exist

Transferring credit card balances at zero percent has been (and still is) very popular for the past few years. Most 0% Intro APR credit cards charge a transaction fee for transferring credit card balances, but "no fee balance transfer" zero percent intro APR offers still exist.

Ever since zero percent introductory annual percentage rate (intro APR) credit cards were introduced to the American market several years ago, they've been very popular. All types of consumers have been taking advantage of 0% offers. Most consumers use 0% deals to save money by avoiding interest charges on their credit card debt, while other money-savvy consumers use 0% offers to make money by playing the 0% credit card arbitrage game (also known as "stoozing.") Many 0% credit card offers come with a catch: you have to pay a fee for transferring a balance. There are, however, a few select credit card products out there where you don't have to pay a fee for the first or initial balance transfer.

Feeless, 0% intro APR balance transfer deals -- perhaps the most sought-after 0% deals on the Internet -- are a dying breed. Dying, but not dead. The pool of banks that offer feeless 0% deals has been shrinking. Why? Because the banks and credit card companies know that by eliminating the balance transfer transaction fee, a balance transfer "surfer" can transfer a credit card balance to a card, sit out the interest-free period, then transfer the balance out to a new 0% deal -- thus denying the bank any opportunity to make money off the surfer. The balance transfer transaction fee gives a bank the opportunity to get at least something out of the deal.

The Discover More family of credit cards, offered by Discover Financial Services (DFS), has been exceedingly popular for transferring credit card balances. Why? Because, heretofore, with any Discover More card, you could transfer a credit card balance and pay no interest on the transferred funds for 12 months, with no balance transfer transaction fee. But that's not all: with Discover More, you could (and still can) get a 0% rate on new credit card purchases for 12 months to boot. It's no wonder that the Discover More family of credit cards has been a top-ranked collection of credit cards at many top-rated websites.

But DFS recently made a change to the terms and conditions associated with the Discover More family of credit cards: you now have to pay a fee for transferring a balance; the minimum transfer fee is $10. The Discover More group of cards still offers great value, with a 0% intro APR rate on both balance transfers and new purchases for one year, but the nascent balance transfer transaction fee may turn off some folks out there in the market for a hot, 0% credit card deal.

OK, now for the good news: Citi®, American Express®, Bank of America® and Pulaski Bank still offer consumer credit cards where you can transfer a balance at zero percent for 6 or 12 months (depending on the card) and pay no balance transfer fee. Furthermore, Citi® and CitiBusiness® have business credit cards that provide an option to transfer balances at 0% without charging a transaction fee.

If you plan on hunting (or continuing your hunt) for an attractive 0% credit card deal after reading this article, remember two things:

  • In your search for "no fee balance transfer" 0% deals, you may find articles, blog posts or other website content with claims that feeless 0% deals no longer exist. Don't buy it. Feeless 0% balance transfer offers can still be found today -- even with certain business credit cards -- if you know where to look.
  • Credit card deals are constantly evolving, so if you're planning on signing up for a specific 0% offer that you've had your eye on for a while, try not to drag your heels. The sexy, feeless balance transfer offer you find today may be gone tomorrow. Thankfully, the selection of "no fee" 0% balance transfer deals is still quite healthyScience Articles, so you don't have to panic if the offer you wanted disappears.

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