No Annual Fee Credit Cards

Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Good
Rewards Rate 1
3% Cash Back on dining, entertainment, popular streaming services and at grocery stores (excluding superstores like Walmart® and Target®)
Annual Fee
$0
Regular APR
29.99% (Variable)
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Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Foreign Trans Fee
None
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate

Highlights

  • Earn unlimited 3% cash back on dining, entertainment, popular streaming services and at grocery stores (excluding superstores like Walmart® and Target®), plus 1% on all other purchases
  • Earn 10% cash back on purchases made through Uber & Uber Eats, plus complimentary Uber One membership statement credits through 11/14/2024
  • Earn 8% cash back on Capital One Entertainment purchases
  • Earn unlimited 5% cash back on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options. Terms apply
  • No rotating categories or sign-ups needed to earn cash rewards
  • Cash back won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • No foreign transaction fee
  • No annual fee
  • You're covered by $0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Rates & Fees

Sezzle

Credit Recommended:
Poor, Fair, Good
Get Started on the issuer’s secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Poor, Fair, Good
Products Offered
Buy Now. Pay Later
Coverage
Nationwide
Credit Recommended
Poor, Fair, Good
Get Started on the issuer’s secure website.

Highlights

  • Sezzle enables you to obtain no-interest loans for purchases.
  • No hard credit check.
  • Simple, transparent 6-week payment plan.
  • With the Sezzle subscription, Sezzle Anywhere, shoppers can shop at any retailer (in store and in person) and pay in 4 with Sezzle.
See additional details for Sezzle

Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Credit Recommended (660-850):
Good/Excellent
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Chase Freedom Unlimited®
Editor’s Rating: 4.7
4.7
Apply Now on the Chase secure website.
Credit Recommended (660-850):
Good/Excellent
Rewards Rate 1
1.5% - 5% cash back
Intro (Purchases)
0% Intro APR on Purchases 15 months
Annual Fee
$0
Apply Now on the Chase secure website.
Intro Rewards Bonus
Up to $300 cash back
Intro (Transfers)
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers 15 months
Regular APR
20.49% - 29.24% Variable

Highlights

  • INTRO OFFER: Earn an additional 1.5% cash back on everything you buy (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year) - worth up to $300 cash back!
  • Enjoy 6.5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Travel, our premier rewards program that lets you redeem rewards for cash back, travel, gift cards and more; 4.5% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and 3% on all other purchases (on up to $20,000 spent in the first year).
  • After your first year or $20,000 spent, enjoy 5% cash back on travel purchased through Chase Travel, 3% cash back on drugstore purchases and dining at restaurants, including takeout and eligible delivery service, and unlimited 1.5% cash back on all other purchases.
  • No minimum to redeem for cash back. You can choose to receive a statement credit or direct deposit into most U.S. checking and savings accounts. Cash Back rewards do not expire as long as your account is open!
  • Enjoy 0% Intro APR for 15 months from account opening on purchases and balance transfers, then a variable APR of 20.49% - 29.24%.
  • No annual fee – You won't have to pay an annual fee for all the great features that come with your Freedom Unlimited® card
  • Keep tabs on your credit health, Chase Credit Journey helps you monitor your credit with free access to your latest score, alerts, and more.
  • Member FDIC
See additional details for Chase Freedom Unlimited®

Upgrade Cash Rewards Visa®

Credit Recommended:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Average
Apply Now on the Upgrade secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Average
Credit Line
$500 - $25,000
Annual Fee
$0
Foreign Trans Fee
Up to 3%
Apply Now on the Upgrade secure website.
Regular APR
14.99% - 29.99% APR
Credit Recommended
Excellent, Good, Fair, Average
Balance Transfer Fee
Up to 5%

Highlights

  • $200 bonus after opening a Rewards Checking Plus account and making 3 debit card transactions*
  • Earn 1.5% unlimited cash back on card purchases every time you make a payment
  • Combine the flexibility of a credit card with the predictability of a personal loan
  • No annual fee
  • No touch payments with contactless technology built in
  • See if you qualify in minutes without hurting your credit score
  • Great for large purchases with predictable payments you can budget for
  • Mobile app to access your account anytime, anywhere
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud liability
See additional details for Upgrade Cash Rewards Visa®

*To qualify for the welcome bonus, you must open and fund a new Rewards Checking Plus account through Upgrade and make 3 qualifying debit card transactions from your Rewards Checking Plus account within 60 days of the date the Rewards Checking Plus account is opened. If you have previously opened a checking account through Upgrade or do not open a Rewards Checking Plus account as part of this application process, you are not eligible for this welcome bonus offer. Your Upgrade Card and Rewards Checking Plus account must be open and in good standing to receive a bonus. To qualify, debit card transactions must have settled and exclude ATM transactions. Please refer to the applicable Upgrade VISA® Debit Card Agreement and Disclosures for more information. Welcome bonus offers cannot be combined, substituted, or applied retroactively. The bonus will be applied to your Rewards Checking Plus account as a one-time payout credit within 60 days after meeting the conditions.

Rates & Fees

Apply Now on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Good
Rewards Rate 1
1.25 Miles per dollar on every purchase, every day
Annual Fee
$0
Regular APR
29.99% (Variable)
Apply Now on the Capital One® secure website.
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Foreign Trans Fee
None

Highlights

  • $0 annual fee and no foreign transaction fees
  • Earn 1.25X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Travel when you want with no blackout dates and fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
  • Use your miles to get reimbursed for any travel purchase—or redeem by booking a trip through Capital One Travel
  • Transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
Rates & Fees

Super+

Credit Recommended:
300-700
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Credit Recommended:
300-700
Cost
$15/Month for Super+
Credit Monitoring
Yes
Credit Recommended
300-700
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Card Brand
Mastercard®

Highlights

  • Members have seen their credit scores increase 28 points on average in 2 weeks by reporting their rent payments through Super+
  • Get a cash advance up to $250 or your money back guaranteed - with no interest or credit check
  • Credit building suite with bureau reporting, monitoring, and credit report access
  • Super Card with 0% APR
  • Unlimited 1-10% Cashback
  • $15/month for Super+
  • Money Back Guarantee*
  • *Not all users will qualify. Advances range from $20 to $250. Express transfer fee may apply. Terms apply.
See additional details for Super+

Mission Lane Visa® Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
Fair
Apply Now on the Mission Lane secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Fair
Annual Fee
$0
Regular APR
29.99-33.99% Variable
Credit Recommended
Fair
Apply Now on the Mission Lane secure website.
Cash Advance APR
29.99% Variable
Reports to Consumer Reporting Agencies
Yes
Card Brand
Visa®

Highlights

  • $0 Annual Fee. Clear terms and transparent pricing.
  • See if you qualify instantly without harming your credit score.
  • Be automatically considered for a higher credit line in as few as 7 months.
  • Free, online credit score access for cardholders.
  • No interest on purchases when you pay in full and on time each month.
  • No security deposit required – get started today!
  • Enjoy coverage from Visa®.
  • Access your account anytime, anywhere with our mobile app.
  • If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $0.50.
See additional details for Mission Lane Visa® Credit Card

Capital One Platinum Secured Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
Limited, Bad
Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Limited, Bad
Annual Fee
$0
Minimum Deposit
$49, $99 or $200
Regular APR
29.99% (Variable)
Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate
Foreign Trans Fee
None

Highlights

  • No annual or hidden fees. See if you're approved in seconds
  • Building your credit? Using the Capital One Platinum Secured card responsibly could help
  • Put down a refundable security deposit starting at $49 to get a $200 initial credit line
  • You could earn back your security deposit as a statement credit when you use your card responsibly, like making payments on time
  • Be automatically considered for a higher credit line in as little as 6 months with no additional deposit needed
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud Liability so that you won't be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Monitor your credit score with CreditWise from Capital One. It's free for everyone
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with online banking to access your account from your desktop or smartphone, with Capital One's mobile app
See additional details for Capital One Platinum Secured Credit Card
Rates & Fees

Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Limited, Bad
Rewards Rate 1
1.5% Cash Back on every purchase, every day
Annual Fee
$0
Regular APR
29.99% (Variable)
Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Minimum Deposit
$200
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate

Highlights

  • No annual or hidden fees, and you can earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day. See if you're approved in seconds
  • Put down a refundable $200 security deposit to get a $200 initial credit line
  • Building your credit? Using a card like this responsibly could help
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud Liability so that you won't be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • You could earn back your security deposit as a statement credit when you use your card responsibly, like making payments on time
  • Be automatically considered for a higher credit line in as little as 6 months with no additional deposit needed
  • Earn unlimited 5% cash back on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options. Terms apply
  • Monitor your credit score with CreditWise from Capital One. It's free for everyone
  • Enjoy up to 6 months of complimentary Uber One membership statement credits through 11/14/2024
Rates & Fees

Capital One Platinum Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Annual Fee
$0
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Regular APR
29.99% (Variable)
Check Pre-Approval on the Capital One® secure website.
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate
Foreign Trans Fee
None
Credit Recommended
Average, Fair, Limited

Highlights

  • No annual or hidden fees. See if you're approved in seconds
  • Be automatically considered for a higher credit line in as little as 6 months
  • Help build your credit through responsible use of a card like this
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud Liability so that you won't be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Monitor your credit score with CreditWise from Capital One. It's free for everyone
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with online banking from your desktop or smartphone, with Capital One's mobile app
  • Check out quickly and securely with a contactless card, without touching a terminal or handing your card to a cashier. Just hover your card over a contactless reader, wait for the confirmation, and you're all set
  • Pay by check, online or at a local branch, all with no fee - and pick the monthly due date that works best for you
See additional details for Capital One Platinum Credit Card
Rates & Fees

Capital One Quicksilver Student Cash Rewards Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Apply Now on the Capital One® secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Rewards Rate 1
1.5% Cash Back on every purchase, every day
Intro Rewards Bonus
Earn $50 Cash Back when you spend $100 in the first three months
Regular APR
19.99% - 29.99% (Variable)
Apply Now on the Capital One® secure website.
Annual Fee
$0
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges
Balance Transfer Fee
Balance Transfer Fee applies to balances transferred at a promotional rate

Highlights

  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • Early Spend Bonus: Earn $50 when you spend $100 in the first three months
  • Earn 10% cash back on purchases made through Uber & Uber Eats, plus complimentary Uber One membership statement credits through 11/14/2024
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud Liability so that you won't be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Enjoy no annual fee, foreign transaction fees, or hidden fees
  • Lock your card in the Capital One Mobile app if it's misplaced, lost or stolen
  • Earn up to $500 a year by referring friends and family when they're approved for a Capital One credit card
  • Build your credit with responsible card use
  • Whether you're at a 4-year university, community college or other higher education institution, this card might be an option for you
Rates & Fees

Capital One SavorOne Student Cash Rewards Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Credit Recommended:
Average, Fair, Limited
Intro Rewards Bonus
Earn $50 Cash Back when you spend $100 in the first three months
Rewards Rate 1
3% Cash Back on dining, entertainment, popular streaming services and at grocery stores (excluding superstores like Walmart® and Target®)
Regular APR
19.99% - 29.99% (Variable)
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Annual Fee
$0
Foreign Trans Fee
None
Fraud Coverage
$0 Fraud Liability for unauthorized charges

Highlights

  • Earn unlimited 3% cash back on dining, entertainment, popular streaming services and at grocery stores (excluding superstores like Walmart® and Target®), with 1% on all other purchases
  • Early Spend Bonus: Earn $50 when you spend $100 in the first three months
  • Earn 10% cash back on purchases made through Uber & Uber Eats, plus complimentary Uber One membership statement credits through 11/14/2024
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud Liability so that you won't be responsible for unauthorized charges
  • Enjoy no annual fee, foreign transaction fees, or hidden fees
  • Earn unlimited 5% cash back on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options. Terms apply
  • Earn up to $500 a year by referring friends and family when they're approved for a Capital One credit card
  • Earn 8% cash back on entertainment purchases when you book through the Capital One Entertainment portal
  • Build your credit with responsible card use
  • Whether you're at a 4-year university, community college or other higher education institution, this card might be an option for you
Rates & Fees

DoorDash Rewards Mastercard®

Credit Recommended:
See website for Details*
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Credit Recommended:
See website for Details*
Rewards Rate 1
4% cash back on DoorDash and Caviar orders. 3% cash back on dining. 2% cash back on grocery stores. 1% cash back on all other purchases
Intro Rewards Bonus
Free Dash Pass for a year
Regular APR
20.24% - 28.99% variable
Apply Now on the issuer’s secure website.
Annual Fee
0
Regular Transfer APR
20.24% - 28.99% variable
Cash Advance APR
29.99% Variable

Highlights

  • With the DoorDash Rewards Mastercard get a FREE year of DashPass ($96 value).
  • 4% cash back on DoorDash and Caviar orders. Enjoy this benefit on every type of DoorDash order, including restaurants, groceries, pet supplies, retail items, and more. No earning caps.
  • 3% cash back on dining when purchased directly from a restaurant. No earning caps.
  • 2% cash back on purchases from grocery stores, online or in person. 1% cash back on all other purchases. No earning caps.
  • Get a complimentary DashPass membership ($96 value) every year with $10k in annual card spend. DashPass members enjoy $0 delivery fees & reduced service fees on every eligible order.
  • No annual card fee, just cash back on every purchase.
  • As an exclusive Cardmember benefit, get 10% off one Convenience, Grocery, Alcohol, Retail or DashMart order every month. Maximum discount of $15 per order. Offer expires 12/31/2024.
  • Member FDIC
See additional details for DoorDash Rewards Mastercard®

OpenSky® Plus Secured Visa® Credit Card

Credit Recommended:
No credit, Poor, Fair
Apply Now on the Capital Bank N.A. secure website.
Credit Recommended:
No credit, Poor, Fair
Rewards Rate
up to 10% cash back* rewards on purchases at over 40,000 retailers
Regular APR
29.99% (variable)
Credit Line
$300-$3000 at time of application
Apply Now on the Capital Bank N.A. secure website.
Annual Fee
$0
Credit Recommended
No credit, Poor, Fair
Cash Advance APR
29.99% (variable)

Highlights

  • New feature! Earn up to 10% cash back* on everyday purchases
  • No annual fee
  • No credit check to apply. Find out instantly if you are approved- Zero credit risk to apply!
  • Looking to build or rebuild your credit? 2 out of 3 OpenSky cardholders increase their credit score by an average of 41 points in just 3 months
  • Monitor your credit progress with free access to your FICO Credit Score.
  • Build your credit history across 3 major credit reporting agencies: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion
  • Add to your mobile wallet and make purchases using Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay
  • Secure your credit line with a refundable security deposit - as low as $300.
  • Easy application, apply in less than 5 minutes right from your mobile device
  • Offers flexible payment due dates which allow you to choose any available due date that fits your payment schedule
  • Now you can make smaller partial payments towards funding your security deposit over 60 days
  • Over 1.4 Million Cardholders Have Used OpenSky Secured Credit Card To Improve Their Credit
  • *See Rewards Terms and Conditions for more information
See additional details for OpenSky® Plus Secured Visa® Credit Card

Upgrade Life Rewards Visa®

Credit Recommended:
See website for Details*
Apply Now on the Upgrade secure website.
Credit Recommended:
See website for Details*
Annual Fee
$0
Intro Purchase APR
N/A
Regular APR
14.99% -29.99%
Apply Now on the Upgrade secure website.
Intro Transfer APR
N/A
Cash Advance APR
N/A
Cash Advance Fee
N/A

Highlights

  • $200 bonus after opening a Rewards Checking Plus account and making 3 debit card transactions*
  • 3% Cash Back on payments for Gas, Grocery, Health, Streaming, and Utility categories, 1% cash back on everything else (Target and Walmart earn 1%)
  • Pay your balance in full early each month and avoid interest with EarlyPay (See the Upgrade site for details.)
  • Combine the flexibility of a credit card with the predictability of a personal loan
  • No annual fee
  • No touch payments with contactless technology built in
  • See if you qualify in minutes without hurting your credit score
  • Great for large purchases with predictable payments you can budget for
  • Mobile app to access your account anytime, anywhere
  • Enjoy peace of mind with $0 Fraud liability
See additional details for Upgrade Life Rewards Visa®

*To qualify for the welcome bonus, you must open and fund a new Rewards Checking Plus account through Upgrade and make 3 qualifying debit card transactions from your Rewards Checking Plus account within 60 days of the date the Rewards Checking Plus account is opened. If you have previously opened a checking account through Upgrade or do not open a Rewards Checking Plus account as part of this application process, you are not eligible for this welcome bonus offer. Your Upgrade Card and Rewards Checking Plus account must be open and in good standing to receive a bonus. To qualify, debit card transactions must have settled and exclude ATM transactions. Please refer to the applicable Upgrade VISA® Debit Card Agreement and Disclosures for more information. Welcome bonus offers cannot be combined, substituted, or applied retroactively. The bonus will be applied to your Rewards Checking Plus account as a one-time payout credit within 60 days after meeting the conditions.

Rates & Fees
Advertiser Disclosure

No Annual Fee Credit Cards

With so many credit cards out there, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. The best credit cards with no annual fee can help you earn rewards faster and manage your finances effectively, often at a lower cost to you.

Understanding Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

There are a few different fees some people may have to pay when they have a credit card. Credit card companies make most of their money charging interest, but some also charge an annual fee. This expense is a little like buying a ticket to keep using the card every year. What if you could get one for free? Since these costs can range from $25 to hundreds of dollars, avoiding the fee may mean more money in the bank for you. Many cards do not have that annual expense, so you might be better off looking at these first.

Benefits of Credit Cards Without Annual Fees

All kinds of credit cards offer rewards like cash back or points you can use toward travel or other purchases. You can often get access to these benefits whether or not the card has an annual fee. The main difference is that you do not have to try to balance those rewards with the money you have to pay just so you can use the card. When you know you will not get charged this fee every year (or every month, in some cases), you do not have to worry about remembering to pay it off before getting charged with a late fee or having it detract from the value of the rewards you might earn.

How to Compare the Best Credit Cards for Fair Credit With No Annual Fee

Credit cards are not created equal, so you still need to compare the other features before making a choice. Look at these aspects:

  • Annual interest rate, and whether it is fixed or variable
  • Balance transfer fees and rates
  • How much you earn in rewards, plus ways to redeem them
  • Late fees
  • Grace period before the company starts charging interest

By analyzing these terms, you can select the card that suits your financial goals.Credit cards can be a useful tool to build credit and get rewarded for spending money. Choosing one with no annual fee could allow you to enjoy those benefits faster.

*See online credit card application for details on the terms and conditions.


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