What are the common features in the best credit cards?
Answered on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 by
Amy Miller

With so many credit card issuers, there is quite a lot of competition between credit card companies to get customers, especially those with decent and good credit ratings. Millions of new credit card accounts are approved by all the credit companies every year. However, deciding upon the best credit cards could be quite confusing for the customers, which is why they should look for certain features which are common to the best credit cards.

The best credit cards are always characterized by their lower interest rates. The credit cards with the lowest rates are offered to those who have the best credit history. Lower the annual percentage rate, lesser will be the interest one will have to pay in case, there was an outstanding balance after the billing cycle. However, for those who believe in regularly making all their bill payments, the annual percentage rate doesn`t really matter. For those customers, the best credit cards are those which have good rewards such as cash back offers, airline miles and discounts at reputed hotel chains and restaurants. The best rewards and the highest percentage of cash back offers are once again reserved for those customers who have the best credit rating, which is why maintaining a very good credit history is extremely important.

The best credit cards also very good security and protection measures. To start with these credit cards offer zero liability insurance, which will allow credit card customers deny payment of fraudulent transactions which appear on their monthly expense report. There is also round the clock monitoring of the card to detect any fraudulent use, which when found leads to the card being frozen immediately, along with an alert message for the credit card owner.

The best credit cards also provide very good customer service and support all the time. In fact some of the cards offer a hotline number on which the customer can call to report a lost or stolen card immediately. This will ensure that there is no misuse of the card and it is replaced as soon as possible to prevent any sort of inconvenience for the credit card customer. The best credit cards also provide insurance to the customers especially for travel. Coverage is provided for accidents or even for unfortunate events like lost or misplaced baggage during travel, which would normally put the customer in a lot of discomfort. The best credit cards, hence always aim to solve problems for the customers instead of creating new ones.

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