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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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Cash Back Credit Cards with the Best Intro Bonuses
From free flights to cash back, credit card issuers offer cardholders all kinds of rewards on their purchases these days. While many rewards credit cards offer solid ongoing rewards, some also offer intro bonuses to sweeten the deal. Also referred to as sign-up bonuses, these introductory incentives give you cash back or travel rewards once […]

Rated No. 1 for Customer Satisfaction: The Best American Express Credit Cards
Every year, J.D. Power surveys thousands of U.S. credit cardholders to determine which credit card issuer ranks highest for customer satisfaction. The survey, which is in the eleventh year, measures customer satisfaction by examining 6 factors: credit card terms, billing and payment, benefits and services, rewards and problem resolution. The results from J.D. Power’s 2017 U.S. […]

Get 10% Back at Amazon.com and Target with Discover it – Cashback Match
The holidays are around the corner, and if you want to make the most of your purchases, Discover it – Cashback Match is a strong addition to your wallet. That’s because this card earns an effective 10% back at Amazon.com and Target from October through December! On top of that, you get a 14-month 0% […]

Wells Fargo Settlement: How You Can File a Claim
Over the past year, banking giant Wells Fargo has been embroiled in a scandal for opening an estimated 3.5 million unauthorized accounts in customers’ names after setting unrealistic sales goals for its employees. Not only was it forced to pay $185 million in fines to the federal government and the City and County of Los […]


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