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The Most Popular Capital One Credit Cards

Though there are many types of Capital One credit cards, the ones that are most popular are Capital One’s rewards cards. Users must have an excellent credit score to qualify for all of these cards except for the No Hassles Rewards card, which requires an average credit score to qualify. Here is how Capital One defines its credit ratings.

People with Excellent Credit are those who satisfy all the following three conditions:

  • They should not have been more than 60 days late on payment of a credit card installment, loan, or medical invoice in the previous year.
  • They should never ever have declared bankruptcy or ever defaulted on a loan.
  • They should have owned a credit card or a loan for 3 years or more and their credit limit should have exceeded $5,000.

People with Average Credit are those who have experienced any one of the following situations:

  • They have been late by more than 60 days paying on a credit card installment, loan, or medical invoice in the previous year.
  • They have through bankruptcy or had a loan go into default in the preceding 5 years.
  • They have a limited credit history and that may be because they own a credit card or a loan for less than 3 years.

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Now that the difference between excellent and average credit is clear, here are the most popular Capital One credit cards:

Capital One Cash Credit Card for spenders

This is a great Capital One credit card for people who are prompt in repaying credit card dues and in full. The card gives a 50% bonus on the cashback that a user earns. The bonus is given at the end of the year. There are no annual fees to pay and users get 1% unlimited, never-ever-expiring cashbacks on every type of purchase. The user can take the cashback in any form and when he likes. New accountholders are given a $100 bonus if they spend $500 in the first 3 months. Balance transfers enjoy an interest free period up to February 2013, but there’s a 3% balance transfer fee.

Venture Rewards Capital One Credit Card for travelers

This is a solid Captial One credit card for people who travel often. The card rewards them with 2x miles on every purchase, even if they purchase on a daily basis. Accumulated miles do not expire and can be redeemed for any travel-related expense like flights, hotel rooms, car rentals, etc. New account holders are given a 10,000 miles bonus if they spend $1,000 in the first 3 months. New accountholders are not charged an annual fee in the first year. Capital One has tied up with the Perk Central retail network and users get 15 additional miles per dollar when they use the retail network.

Platinum Prestige Capital One Credit Card for people buried under debt

This Capital One credit card helps people who cannot repay their credit card installments. Such folks can transfer their balance to this card and save cash. However, all applicants must have excellent credit (see above). This card features a 0% APR until February 2013, and a very low APR after that (9.9%). These APRs are applicable on transfers and purchases.

No Hassles Cash Rewards Capital One Credit Card

This is a cool Capital One credit card for those with an average credit rating. The card rewards users with 2% cash back on all purchases at gas stations and grocery stores. Users get 1% cash back on other purchases and 15% extra cash back when they buy from Perk Central, an affiliated retail network. The rewards don’t expire and the cash back is given in any form (cash, redemption, etc.).

Conclusion

The cards listed on this page are the most popular Capital One cards. Other types of cards are available as well and users should choose a card depending on their usage.

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