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Longest 0% APR Credit Card Offers For March

0-avoid-interestAs winter comes to a close, there are still many great promotional financing offers available from leading credit card issuers. And as applicants compare these offers, they need to keep in mind that one of the most important factors to consider is the length of the promotional financing period.

Here are the cards with the longest length of 0% APR financing:

Citi Simplicity

Simplicity offers 18 months of interest free financing on both new purchases and balance transfers. In addition, it features no late fees, no penalty interest rate, and no annual fee.  The standard interest rate is a variable APR of 12.99% – 21.99%, based on the applicant’s creditworthiness. There is a 3% balance transfer fee and a 3% foreign transaction fee for this card.

  • 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the variable APR will be 12.99% - 22.99% based on your creditworthiness.
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
  • No late fees - Ever
  • No penalty rate - Ever
  • No annual fee - Ever
  • Save time when you call with fast, personal help, 24 hours a day.
Purchases Intro
Balance Transfers Intro
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed

0%* for 18 months*

0%* for 18 months*

12.99% - 22.99% (Variable)*

$0*

Excellent Credit


Citi Diamond Preferred

Citi’s Diamond Preferred card also features 18 months of 0% APR financing on both new purchases and balance transfers. In addition, it offers some extra features usually found on premium reward credit cards such as 24/7 access to a personalized concierge service that provides assistance in booking hotel, flights, concert tickets, and more. Purchase protection and travel insurance policies are included as well. There is no annual fee for this card but there is a 3% balance transfer fee and a 3% foreign transaction fee.

  • Get 0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the APR will be 11.99%-21.99% based upon your creditworthiness.*
  • There is a balance transfer fee of either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer.
  • Citi® Easy DealsSM Get what you want for less. Earn Citi Easy Deals Points for the purchases you make with your card.
  • Redeem your points for great online deals on name-brand merchandise, gift cards and even local deals.
  • Let our 24/7 concierge service help book your hotel rooms, flights and more.
  • $0 liability on unauthorized purchases and Citi® Identity Theft Solutions.
  • No annual fee*
Purchases Intro
Balance Transfers Intro
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed

0%* for 18 months*

0%* for 18 months*

11.99%-21.99% (Variable)*

$0*

Excellent Credit


Discover it

This new Discover product features an offer for 18 months of 0% APR financing on balance transfers, and six months of interest free financing on new purchases. Cardholders also earn 1% cash back on all of their purchases, and 5% cash back on their first $1,500 of spending at eligible categories of merchants that change each quarter. There is no annual fee or foreign transaction fees for this card, but there is a 3% balance transfer fee.

Chase Slate

Slate is a no frills card that features 15 months of interest free financing on new purchases and balance transfers. Significantly, it is the only card on the market with a 0% APR balance transfer offer and no balance transfer fee. There is no annual fee for this card.

  • $0 introductory balance transfer fee for transfers made during the first 60 days. After that, the fee for future balance transfers is 3% of the amount transferred with a minimum of $5.
  • Pay less interest. Save on balances and new purchases.
  • 0% Introductory APR for 15 months on purchases and balance transfers. After the introductory period ends, a variable APR of 12.99%, 17.99%, or 22.99%.
  • $0 Annual Fee.
  • This offer is for people with a good to excellent credit history which means, among other things, that your credit history is clear of bankruptcy and seriously delinquent accounts.
Purchases Intro
Balance Transfers Intro
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Credit Needed

0% for 15 months*

0% for 15 months*

12.99%, 17.99%, or 22.99% (V)*

$0

Excellent/Good


Chase Freedom Visa

Freedom features 15 months of 0% APR financing on new purchases and balance transfers, but it also offers rewards. Cardholders earn 1% cash back on all purchases, and 5% back on up to $1,500 of purchases from select categories of merchants that change each quarter. There is no annual fee for this card, but there is a 3% balance transfer fee.

Carefully consider all of these leading offers before choosing the one that works best for your individual needs. That is the key to selecting a credit card that will save you the most money while eliminating the need to seek out a new card once the 0% APR promotion expires.

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About the author

Jason Steele

Jason Steele is a freelance journalist specializing in personal finance and travel and is recognized as an expert in credit cards. He is a regular contributor to many of the top personal finance sites such as Wise Bread and Money Talks News. His work has been frequently carried on mainstream news outlets such as MSN Money, Yahoo, Finance, and Business insider.

Jason lives in Denver Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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