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Best Credit Cards For Cash Back, Travel And More.

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Hands down, we think the following credit cards are the best among the popular offers we've vetted. So take a moment to review our handpicked short list, including the best travel, cash-back, and balance-transfer credit cards.

Sign-up bonus for a travel credit card -  Chase Sapphire PreferredAaAaAeAe[

No-annual-fee travel credit card -  BankAmericard Travel RewardsAaAaAeAe[

No-hassles travel credit card -  Barclaycard Arrival PlusAaAaAeAccents Wor Elite MasterCardAaAaAeAe[

No-annual-fee cash-back credit cards -  BankAmericard Cash RewardsAaAaAeAccen and CitiAaAaAeAe[R] Double Cash Card - 18 Month BT off

No-annual-fee balance-transfer credit card -  BankAmericardAaAaAeAe[

$0 introductory balance-transfer-fee credit card -  Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[

Balance-transfer credit card for late payments -  Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[ Card - No Late Fees Ever

Low APR credit card -  Barclaycard RingAaAaAeAccents MastercardAaAaAeAe[R]&n

(https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/chase-sapphire-preferred) Chase Sapphire PreferredAaAaAeAe[

The Chase Sapphire PreferredAaAaAeAe[R] credit card offers one of the large sign-up bonuses we know of for a card with an annual fee below $100. New cardholders can earn 50,000 bonus points after spending at least $4,000 on new purchases in the first three months. All points redeemed through Chase Ultimate RewardsAaAaAeAe[R] are worth 25% more than redeemi for cash back, leaving qualifying cardholders with a bonus worth $625 for travel or $500 cash back. What's more, travel and restaurant purchases earn 2 points per dollar spent, all other purchases earn 1 point per dollar spent, and points can be transferred to a long list of Chase's participating transfer partners, all with a low annual fee of $95 (waived for the first year). These are just a few reasons we consider Chase Sapphire PreferredAaAaAeAe[R] a must-have, best-in-class credit card for sign- bonuses. We also picked it as one of the  (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/best-travel-credit-cards/) best travel credit cards . Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/chase-sapphire-preferred/) full review of Chase Sapphire PreferredAaAaAeAe[R

BankAmericard Travel RewardsAaAaAeAe[R] Credit Ca

Flexible rewards are a busy traveler's best friend, and the BankAmericard Travel RewardsAaAaAeAe[R] credit card punches far above its weight. Wh stands out most in our mind is the card's flexible points redemption program. All purchases earn 1.5 points per dollar spent and can be redeemed for travel-related statement credits, making this a powerful travel credit card for cardholders searching for cheap deals using their preferred booking portal. Qualifying new cardholders can also look forward to an offer of 20,000 points bonus - redeemable for $200 in travel-related statement credits - after spending at least $1,000 on new purchases in the first 90 days, plus no annual fee. Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/bank-of-america-bankamericard-travel-rewards/) full review of BankAmericard Travel RewardsAaAaAeAe[R

Barclaycard Arrival PlusAaAaAeAccents World Elite MasterCardAaAaAe

Cardholders with large credit spending habits may be justified in paying an annual fee, especially with the Barclaycard Arrival PlusAaAaAeAccents Wor Elite MasterCardAaAaAeAe[R] credit card. Members can lock in 2 travel mil per dollar on all purchases and redeem miles via our preferred method, statement credits, which gives cardholders much-needed flexibility to land the cheapest travel deals. What's more, the card carries a massive new cardholder bonus worth $500 in travel-related statement credits (50,000 bonus miles) when spending at least $3,000 on new purchases within the first 90 days. The card also doesn't charge foreign transaction fees, and it includes a valuable 0% introductory APR offer on balance transfers. That's why some may find the Barclaycard Arrival PlusAaAaAeAccen World Elite MasterCardAaAaAeAe[R] credit card worthy of a spot in their wallet even with an $89 annual fee (waived the first year). Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/barclaycard-arrival-plus-world-elite-mastercard/) full review of Barclaycard Arrival PlusAaAaAeAccents World Elite MasterCardAaAaAeAe

BankAmericard Cash RewardsAaAaAeAccents Credit Ca

Cardholders looking for a solid cash-back credit card should expect one packed with valuable features, such as the BankAmericard Cash RewardsAaAaAeAccents car This credit card dishes out a lucrative $100 new cardholder cash rewards bonus offer and one of the lowest spending thresholds we've come across, requiring cardholders to spend at least $500 on purchases in the first 90 days. Tons of other perks are available as well, including bonus-category cash back of 3% on gas and 2% at grocery stores and wholesale clubs (on up to $2,500 quarterly in combined bonus category purchases), a low introductory APR offer on both new purchases and qualifying balance transfers for 12 billing cycles, and free access to your FICOAaAaAeAe[R] Scor For these reasons, we think it's also one of the (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/best-cash-back-credit-cards/) best cash-back credit cards . Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/bank-of-america-bankamericard-cash-rewards/) full review of BankAmericard Cash RewardsAaAaAeAccent

CitiAaAaAeAe[R] Double Cash Card - 18 Month BT Off

The CitiAaAaAeAe[R] Double Cash Card - 18 Month BT offer stands out amo cash-back cards because it offers an innovative rewards program that smart use of debt by paying off balances. All purchases earn a total of 2% cash back 6 technically, 1% when purchased and 1% when paid off. This is among the highest cash-back rates for  all  purchases on the market. What's more, CitiAaAaAeAe[R] Double Cash Card - 18 Mon BT offer helps indebted cardholders pay down balances faster when taking advantage of the card's 18-billing-cycle, 0% introductory APR for balance transfers.  Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/citi-double-cash/) full review of CitiAaAaAeAe[R] Double Cas

BankAmericardAaAaAeAe[R] Credit Ca

The BankAmericardAaAaAeAe[R] credit card offers the lowest APR among t suite of BankAmericard-branded credit cards, in addition to a best-in-class 0% APR offer on balance transfers that spans 18 billings cycles. These are a few reasons we also picked it as one of the  (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/best-balance-transfer-credit-cards/) best balance-transfer credit cards . Further, the card doesn't charge an annual fee and includes free access to a FICO score each month (worth upwards of $350 annually when tracking your comprehensive credit history with myFICO). It's important to note that the card does require good to excellent credit to qualify for approval. Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/bank-of-america-bankamericard-credit-card/) full review of BankAmericardAaAaAeAe[R

Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[

Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[R] is the best credit card around for slashing balance-transf fees. Notably, Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[R] offers a 0% introductory APR on both n purchases and balance transfers for 15 billing cycles, plus it doesn't charge an annual fee or balance-transfer fee on transfers made within the first 60 days. That combination of fee-busting features is rare, which is why we think Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[R] is a no-brainer to include on o short list of the best credit cards of 2017. Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/chase-slate/) full review of Chase SlateAaAaAeAe[R

Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[R] Card - No Late Fees Ev

Cardholders seeking occasional payment forgiveness may find Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[R] Card - No Late Fees Ever to be a suitable balance-transf credit card. Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[R] Card - No Late Fees Ever doesn charge late payment fees, and it doesn't bump up a cardholder's APR as a penalty for missed payments. But the card doesn't skimp on features in favor of a longer leash for payment forgiveness. Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[ Card - No Late Fees Ever dishes out a swoon-worthy 21-billing-cycle, 0% introductory APR on both new purchases and balance transfers. Read our (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/citi-simplicity/) full review of Citi SimplicityAaAaAeAe[R] Card - No Late Fees Eve

Barclaycard RingAaAaAeAccents MastercardAaAaAe

Barclaycard RingAaAaAeAccents MastercardAaAaAeAe[R] has among the lowest APRs we've across for cardholders with excellent credit. Namely, the card carries the same low variable APR for purchases, balance transfers, and even cash advances. In addition to featuring a low APR, Barclaycard RingAaAaAeAccen MastercardAaAaAeAe[R] has nixed the annual fee, balance-transfer fees, and forei transaction fees - a rare combination of perks to cut out-of-pocket costs. Read our  (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/barclaycard-ring-mastercard/) full review   of Barclaycard RingAaAaAeAccents MastercardAaAaAeAe[R] to learn we picked it as one of the  (https://www.fool.com/credit-cards/best-low-apr-credit-cards/) best low APR credit cards.

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