Winner: Best for Carrying a Balance (FICO SCORE 720+)
WHY IT WINS
You know you should never carry a balance— but sometimes even a well-laid financial plan goes astray. In that case, you need a card with the lowest rate possible. For the most creditworthy (with a score of at least 720), the Lake Michigan Credit Union Prime Platinum offers a low 6.5% APR, a rate that will beat both rival cards and most personal loans.
Don’t expect any rewards with this card.
Annual fee: $0, but you need to donate $5 to ALS Association to become a credit union member, and keep $5 in savings. APR: 6.5% to 14.5% Late fee/penalty APR: Up to $25/18% if 60 days past due; reverse after six months of timely payments.