Balance Transfer Calculator

If you carry debt on more than one credit card, you may be paying more interest than you should and you may not even realize it.

Balance Transfer Payment Calculator

One way to get better handle on your credit card debt is to put it all in one place, by signing up for a balance transfer credit card. These cards are a way to better manage your finances and save money.

Here's the catch: You have to run some numbers before picking the balance transfer credit card that's right for you. Crunching the calculations can be a bit tricky, so use the balance transfer credit card calculator below to help you choose the right card.

Should I Transfer My Credit Card Balance?

Simply gather the following information and plug it into the below calculator:

  • Balance and interest rate for each individual card that you would like to consolidate
  • Interest rate and fee information for the balance transfer credit card that you're considering
  • Your anticipated monthly payment

Estimate Your Balance Transfer Savings

Enter information about your existing credit card(s)
CardBalanceAPR (Interest Rate)
#1$ %
#2$ %
#3$ %

Enter information about the card you're transferring to
Enter the intro APR on Balance Transfers (Interest Rate): %
Enter the length of the intro period: months
Enter the regular APR (Interest Rate): %
Enter the annual fee:$
Enter the balance transfer fee (% of balance): %
Enter monthly payment:$

Balance Transfer Calculator Savings

Here are some important factors that you will want to consider when reviewing balance transfer credit cards:

  • Balance transfer credit cards often have several interest rates that you will want to review; most cards will have a promotional introductory balance transfer rate (APR). After the designated introductory period, the rate will increase to the "regular" rate. Keep this regular rate in mind when choosing a card.

  • Balance transfer fees vary from card to card, so take the time to compare balance transfer fees before choosing your balance transfer credit card. You may even be able to find a card that does not charge a fee for balance transfers.

  • It's quite possible that you will find credit cards with varying benefits - one card may have a promotional 0% balance transfer offer, one may have an on-going low interest rate and a third may have the lowest balance transfer fee. The best way to know which balance transfer credit card offers the greatest financial benefit to your wallet is use the balance transfer calculator for each card. This may take a couple of minutes longer but you'll know for sure which card provides the best savings.

  • Take some time to plug in several different monthly payment scenarios. You'll be surprised to see the additional savings you can realize if you're able to contribute just $50 more toward your credit card balance each month.

As you can see from your credit card balance transfer calculations, quite a bit of savings is waiting for you by simply consolidating your credit card balances. Follow through with the best scenario, and you'll be out of debt in no time.

To estimate how long it'll take to pay off your existing credit card debt, visit our credit card payoff calculator.

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