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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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Limited-Time Offer: Earn 75,000 Bonus Miles with the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard
Attention American Airlines frequent flyers: the Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just added a new, limited-time offer that makes this premium travel rewards credit card worthwhile. For a limited time, cardholders can earn 75,000 bonus miles after they spend $7,500 on purchases within the first 3 months of account opening […]

Venture vs. VentureOne: Which Travel Rewards Credit Card is Best for You?
Choosing the right credit card for your needs and spending habits can be hard, especially when you’re trying to decide between two credit cards with similar names, like the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card and the Capital One VentureOne Rewards Credit Cards. While these two travel rewards credit cards seem to offer similar rewards […]

Discover Announces Free Identity Theft Protection Alerts for Cardholders
Identity theft is everywhere these days, and it’s become such a prevalent problem that many financial institutions are taking action to try and combat it. Discover has tossed its hat into the ring with a new set of identity theft protection features for its cardholders that will help protect them by monitoring for misuse of […]

NextAdvisor Adds HSBC Credit Card Reviews
When it comes to our credit card reviews, we are not only making sure we keep them up-to-date, but also always working to diversify them, which is why we occasionally add offers from new card issuers, like the just-added HSBC credit card reviews. If you’re in the market for a new credit card, the HSBC […]

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