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Best Credit Cards of 2017

There are hundreds of credit cards issued by dozens of major banks. Some credit cards have long 0% intro APR periods for those who want to transfer a balance or make a large purchase, while others offer a variety of rewards for those who want to earn cash back, points or travel miles on all their purchases. NextAdvisor has sorted through the major credit cards and reviewed hundreds of options to help consumers select a card that is right for them. Below are the best credit cards that we've reviewed in each of the major categories. Also, if you want to search for specific card features, be sure to use our free Find a Credit Card tool on the right side of this page.

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Credit 101: What is Your Credit History?
There are a lot of factors that go into creating your credit scores, but perhaps the most important is your credit history. Broadly speaking, your credit history is what helps lenders determine if you’re a reliable borrower, but the specifics that go into constructing credit histories might be somewhat hazy to some consumers. As such, we’re […]

Earn Unlimited 2X Miles on All Purchases with the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
Attention frequent travelers: the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card may be the perfect addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns unlimited 2X miles on all purchases, offers an intro bonus worth $400 in travel, has a reasonable annual fee that’s waived for the first year and more. On top of that, the Capital […]

How to Choose the Best Discover Credit Card for You
Time and time again, Discover has proven itself to be a consumer favorite, taking the top spot three years running (2014, 2015 and 2016) in the J.D. Power U.S. Consumer Credit Card Satisfaction Study. Like many of its fellow credit card issuers, Discover has more than one credit card out there, which means whether you […]

Limited-Time Offer: Pay No Annual Fee for Your First Year with the Blue Cash Preferred Card
When it comes to earning cash back, few credit cards pack as big of a punch as the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express (a NextAdvisor advertiser), and now you can “test drive” this top-rated money-maker for free. For a limited time, new cardholders will get the annual fee waived for their first year — […]


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