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How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Credit Card

How to Use the Internet to Find the Best Credit Card

Like most, you are probably aware that the internet has greatly altered the credit card industry.

Twenty years ago you didn’t go online when seeking credit card information. Instead, you contacted an issuer via phone or waited for an offer in the mail.

Now, however, this has all changed. You can use the internet to not only find a credit card, but to find the one that is perfect for your situation.

Here are three tips for doing so:

1. Don’t sell yourself short. With so much information out there, it’s easy to stop your search before you find the best offer. Don’t let this happen to you. Instead, set aside plenty of time for this task.

2. Read reviews. You can learn a lot from credit card companies, but consumers are often the ones who provide the “behind the scenes” look. Don’t hesitate to see what others think of a credit card before you make a choice.

3. Side by side comparison. Chances are that you will have your eye on more than one credit card offer. As you use the internet, you are given the opportunity to make a side by side comparison of all the offers that suit you. Doing so will lead you in the right direction.

4. Find credit cards based on your credit score. Use Finance Globe's Score Match to suggest credit cards based on a credit score. This free tool will likely reduce credit inquiries if you're not sure what you might qualify for based on a FICO credit score.

These are just a few of the things you can do to use the internet to your advantage as you search for a credit card.

Do you have any other advice to add? How has the online world changed your approach to seeking a credit card? 

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Comments 1

Frank on Friday, 22 July 2016 11:35

Also check out websites like this one! I love the options of comparing side by side. It makes the decision a whole lot easier.

Also check out websites like this one! I love the options of comparing side by side. It makes the decision a whole lot easier.
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