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Best Idea for Balance Transfer?

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Best Idea for Balance Transfer?

Okay, so I have a Barclaycard partnered with Apple that is now closed (couldn't afford to make the $270 a month minimum payments at the time)... This is a card I had a few years back that was my main card for financing purchaes. I didn't have the knowledge and care to utilize about points programs and all that like I do now.

 

The problem with the card is it has a $6,400 balance still, and the interest rate is something like 23.24%. My credit score isn't anything to cheer about either, somewhere around 600. Are there any cards out there that I can apply and do a balance transfer to so I can both pay the debt down faster AND do it with either a 0% interest rate or a much lower interest rate overall?

 

Thanks guys.

 

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Re: Best Idea for Balance Transfer?

Is that card reporting closed with the balance on your CRAs? You may have a heard time with your scores getting a good limit on a new card and one that will offer a 0% balance transfer offer overall. You may way to think about a loan or line of credit with a credit union..I would look online at credit pulls to see the average approved scores...Best of Luck!

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Re: Best Idea for Balance Transfer?

You are indeed correct, it's reporting as closed.

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Re: Best Idea for Balance Transfer?

I agree, I think due to your score of 600, it may even be to the point where you may only get approved for a secured card. Even if you were approved, it probably wouldn't nearly be for the limit you need to cover the balance.

With that said, I think the loan, or something along those lines is an idea to look into, as tamara said.
                               

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