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  • Absolutely no fees - no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, no balance transfer fee, no cash advance fee, no late fee, no over credit limit fee, and no penalty fee.
  • 7.49% introductory purchase APR for the first 36 months. After that, the APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate, and is currently 9.99% APR.
  • 4.99% APR promotional balance transfer rate for life of balance on transfers made between October 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012.
  • After December 31, the APR for any new balance transfers will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate, and is currently 9.99%.
  • No-fee cash advances carry a 9.99% variable APR.
Annual Fee:
$0
Purchase Intro APR:
7.49%* Variable
(36 months) Variable
Purchase Regular APR:
9.99%*
Variable
Balance Transfer Intro APR:
4.99%* Variable
Variable
Balance Transfer Regular APR:
9.99%*
Variable

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Cash Advance Rate 9.99%* Variable
Cash Advance Fee $0
Late Fee $0
Balance Transfer Fee $0

Savings

Savings over 1 year $431
Savings over 3 years $1,324

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Most Helpful Positive Review
poorfool97
by poorfool97
Helpful to 1 out of 1

I personally had no issues with PenFed. Quick approval, good customer service, and very willing to work with you (assuming you are willing to work with them, re: sending in paystubs, etc.). All these bad reviews stem from getting denied, which I think is in appropriate. There are tens of thousands of banks out there that will approve or deny you; it's not fair to go off about the cost of becoming a member when it's very obvious you have to do so.  Neither PenFed or CK is running a scam; people just need to calm down and realize they made the actions, not CK or PenFed (and saying CK is at fault for putting up the ad is idiotic. That's like saying you're ****ed at TImeWarner Cable for airing all those BMW commercials for low leases, but then BMW denied you a loan).  Anyway, I say try PenFed out if you're looking for a good credit union.

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Most Helpful Negative Review
pauly2221
SAY NO TO PENFED GO WITH NAVYFCU!!!!!!
by pauly2221
Helpful to 2 out of 3

For those that say don't bash Penfed if they don't approve you for a card when you have high 700's low 800 fico have issues. I always look for a conservative bank. The purpose of a bank is to hold my money but at the same time I feel if I would like to take advantage of offers I would like to have a bank that lends to good credit applicants. I saw that you could get 5% cash back for gas all the time so I was interested in this account because I currently use my chase and discover for cash back but that cash back is not yearly. So I applied with a 760 Fico I have never been denied for a credit card I have 12 different credit cards all around 10K limits highest at 34K and only one card has a balance of 5000 on my NAVY FCU because they offered 0% for a year so I transferred my auto loan on to my credit card. The application can back instantly denied so of course I called Penfed and told them I just signed up and I wanted this card she pulled my credit history and said well your score is to low. I said I have a credit score higher the 75% of the people in America what do you mean its too low. She said we use a different score model yours might show with the credit score company as a 760 but we show it as a 680. I said I understand sometimes when I apply the score is higher or lower depending on the company I am applying through maybe by 10 15 points but not 80. She told me because you have a balance showing you have perfect history but we don't like to see a a high balance I told her my debt to credit is less than 5% I have a balance of 5K but have available 140K She said we are very picky with lending so I said never mind and canceled my account. Go with NAVY FCU if you would like lending at a great bank I was working on my credit 4 years ago I had a 630 fico pretty good history no bad for about 3 years applied with chase, discover, amex all approved for around 1500 limits with a fico of 630 then I applied for NAVY FCU card approved instantly for 15K and then a 2nd card for 15K I love NAVYFCU and they have 0% balance transfer interest no fee for 1 year specials. Now my CL limit after 3 years is 38K don’t have go with PENFED or USAA Bank both are not lender friendly and horrible rates. FYI for USAA insurance quoted under military discount 115 a month for all 3 of my cars. Compared to Gieco same coverage quoted 78 dollars a month under their military discount program. PENFED and USAA come go done in flames!!!!!!!!!


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