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Quietly
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎11-22-2010

59.9% APR

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So I got a First Premier junk mail for the 1st time in a long while yesterday (to be fair, I only opted-out last month so this was probably already in process)....

 

MasterCard PLATINUM:

 

59.9% APR

$75 application fee

$75 annual fee

 

What's the legal definition of usury anyway?

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wmarat
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Registered: ‎11-03-2007

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ArisGreek
Posts: 477
Registered: ‎09-24-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

59.9%!?! That's insane!! Maybe it's a typo? No one in their right mind should app for that.

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madratmedia
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎02-23-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

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They sure have made a name for themselves and it's not a good one.

Looking back I wish I never would have had them, it kinda makes me feel like even when my credit is perfect under manual review I'll always look like I had trouble at one time due to them being on my report.

 

I mean it kinda looks reckless that at one time I had a card from this company :smileyhappy:

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gangof4
Posts: 310
Registered: ‎07-19-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

Better hope you're never late with a payment.  They probably have some bone crushers that collect for them.

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stan_the_man
Posts: 855
Registered: ‎06-29-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

Just be happy they didn't send you a pre-approval for 79.9%. :smileyhappy:

 

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/credit/2009-12-17-subprime-credit-card-apr_N.htm

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Bcunniff9
Posts: 69
Registered: ‎08-13-2009

Re: 59.9% APR

I have it. No problems with it so far. The 59.99% means nothing to me if I pay the balance off every month. Be responsible with credit and you wont be hit with apr and fees. 


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madratmedia
Posts: 35
Registered: ‎02-23-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

I had first premeir too at one time but there is no way to justify 59.9% whether you pay PIF each month or not that APR is just crazy. If you read the fine print they also have monthly service fees of  approx $6.25 + a $75 one time fee.

 

When I had FP I believe the APR was 9% but they also charged up front fees exceeding $200 + $8/mo + $65/year

 

To anyone considering them I would suggest trying to get a secured card from a real lender, at least you get your money back if you choose to close the account.

First Premier got a ton of money from me and if I had to do it all over I never would have had their card. :smileyhappy:

 

 

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wollepopolle
Posts: 545
Registered: ‎09-12-2010

Re: 59.9% APR

I read in the link that was posted here that First Premier is the 10th largest issuer of MasterCards with a total customer base of 3.5 million cardholders. So many people are their customers, that's a shame!

I understand their argument that in the subprime market they face a much bigger risk of being stiffed, though. Nonetheless, I think they turn a handsome (read: big) profit on their cards. They probably could give their customers a break and treat them better. But then, they're also right that the fees and APR charged are clearly shown in the info sheet. Everyone can read before they apply.

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casinoannie97
Posts: 1,989
Registered: ‎08-17-2007

Re: 59.9% APR

when I had FP they gave me a 250CL and the fees

were 178.00 which meant I could use a whopping 72.00.

I closed them immediately.

 

 


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