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Highlights
Purchase APR  (Variable APR) 8.15% - 18.00%
Balance Transfer APR  (Variable APR) N/A
Credit Score Range 600 - 800
Annual Fee N/A

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver Review

This is a credit card issued by Congressional Federal Credit Union. If you're wondering whether Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver is the right card for you, read on. This review will provide you with with all the details you need to make a good choice.

Key Takeaways
  • 0% APR on new purchases. New cardholders receive an introductory 0% APR rate on new purchases for up to 6 months.
  • Competitive APRs. Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver has a variable purchase APR that ranges from 8.15% up to 18.00%.
  • Charges foreign transaction fees. Avoid using this card when traveling abroad because it charges a commission of 2.00% every time you make a transaction outside the U.S.
  • Multiple credit card benefits. Includes generous credit card perks, such as rental insurance, access to a concierge, emergency support, purchase protection, travel accident insurance, travel assistance, trip cancellation insurance, and fraud protection.
  • Fair or better credit required. You will have good approval odds if your credit score is above 600.
Pros & Cons of Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver
The Good The Bad
  • Potentially lower than average purchase APRs.
  • Has an introductory APR rate on balance transfers of 3.99%.
  • No balance transfer fee.
  • 0% APR on new purchases during the first 6 months.
  • Multiple credit card perks.
  • Offers auto rental collision damage waiver.
  • Access to a concierge.
  • Travel accident and travel assistance insurance.
  • Trip cancellation insurance.
  • Considers applicants with fair or poor credit.
  • Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver reports to multiple credit bureaus.
  • Does not offer a signup bonus.
  • Does not offer rewards or cash back.
  • Charges a foreign transaction fee of 2.00%.
  • You don't earn rewards on every purchase.
Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver FAQ

Does Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver have a cash back or rewards program?

No, it does not offer a rewards program.

What are the Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver benefits?

It provides the following benefits:

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
  • Emergency Support
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Zero fraud liability
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Cell Phone Protection
  • Travel Assistance
  • Reports to major credit bureaus

What are the relevant APRs for Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver?

According to the Federal Reserve Board, the average regular APR is 15% for all credit cards and 17% for accounts that carry a balance. This card has lower than average regular APRs.

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver has a variable purchase APR that ranges from 8.15% up to 18.00%. It also has a variable cash advance APR that ranges from 8.15% up to 18.00%.

Does Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver have an intro APR offer on balance transfers?

Yes, it offers an intro APR rate on balance transfers of 3.99% for a period of up to 12 months.

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver Balance Transfers
Description
Balance Transfer Fee % After Intro Period 8.15% - 18.00%
Balance Transfer Introductory APR 3.99%
Balance Transfer Intro APR Period 12 months

Does Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver have an intro APR offer on new purchases?

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver Purchase Intro Offer
Description
Introductory Rate 0%
Purchase Intro APR Period 6 months

This card does offer an intro APR rate of 0% on qualified purchases for a period of up to 6 months.

What are the fees for Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver?

The following fees apply:

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver Fees
Fees Amount
Annual Fee
Foreign Transaction Fee 2.00%

Does Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver have a foreign transaction fee?

Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver charges a foreign transaction fee of 2.00%. For example, if you spend $2,000 on a week vacation abroad you would pay a foreign transaction fee of $40. If you travel abroad you may want to leave this card at home and apply for one that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees.

What is the support contact email for Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver?

The support contact email for Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver is Email@CongressionalFCU.org.

How do people rate the customer service and user experience of Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver?

We currently don't have sufficient reviews to provide a reliable SuperMoney community rating for this product.

Does Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver report your account activity to credit bureaus?

Yes, Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver reports your account activity to the following credit reporting agencies:

  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • Transunion

Making regular on-time payments to a creditor that reports to one or more credit bureaus will demonstrate your financial responsibility and may help improve your credit.

How to apply for Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver

  • Visit the Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver website.
  • Fill in the application form. You will typically need to provide general financial information, such as your Social Security Number, address, and annual income.
  • Check the information is accurate and submit your application.

If your credit score is preventing you from qualifying for this credit card, check out our guide for the best credit cards for bad credit.

View Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver's published terms & conditions.
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Hours of Operation

  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm

About Congressional FCU Visa Platinum Rate Saver

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Availability

  Available in 1 state
Virginia
Availabile in all of Virginia

Feature Breakdown

Introductory Rate 0%
Purchase Intro APR Period (Variable APR) 6 months
No Interest Grace Period for Late Payment 21 days
Foreign Currency Transaction Fee 2.00%
Returned Payment Fee Starting at $25.00
Late Fee Amount Starting at $25.00
Customer Type Personal
Minimum Age 18
Supported Income Types
  • Payroll Check or Prepaid Card
Employment Statuses Considered
  • Employed Full-Time
  • Employed Part-Time
  • Self-Employed
Immigration Status Considered
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
Credit Score Range 600 - 800
Credit Bureau Reporting
  • Experian
  • Equifax
  • TransUnion
Credit Card Benefits
  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
  • Cellular Telephone Protection
  • Concierge
  • Emergency Support
  • Fraud Liability
  • Purchase Protection
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Travel Assistance
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
Rewards Type Points
Cash Advance APR (Variable APR) 8.15% - 18.00%
Balance Computation We use a method called "average daily balance (excluding new purchases) (including new balance transfers and cash advances)."
Purchase APR (Variable APR) 8.15% - 18.00%
Balance Transfer Fee % After Intro Period 8.15% - 18.00%
Balance Transfer Introductory APR (Variable APR) 3.99%
Balance Transfer Intro APR Period (Variable APR) 12 months
Card Type
  • Travel
Card Network Visa

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