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Some of the credit card issuers whose products you see listed on this site pay us referral fees for sending them new potential card members. If someone clicks on partner offer credit card application links on our site, we will receive a referral fee if they are approved for the card. However, we will never list a credit card as the best overall card unless we believe it is the best. In most cases, we list credit cards based on the profile of person the card is best for.
While our team reviews a variety of credit cards that are relevant to consumers, we do not provide a complete listing of every available credit card in the marketplace. We still review and list some credit cards that don’t pay us anything. Compensation does not direct our research or editorial content. We simply have to work within guidelines to maintain our partnerships so that we can continue creating valuable content for our readers. Read more about how we make money here.
The reason we are considered a trustworthy source for credit card information is that we tell the truth. Our authors write articles based on their personal experiences with the various credit cards. Other sites won’t always tell you how to best use the card, who it’s good for, and truly help you find the right card for your situation.
For full transparency, here is a list of some of our current credit card partners: American Express, Bank of America, Barclaycard, Credit One Bank, Discover, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Synovus Bank, and The Bancorp Bank.