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MBNA True Line® Mastercard®

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Card details
Network provider
Mastercard
Provider
MBNA
Card types
Low Interest
Low Balance Transfer
No Fee
Credit needed
Good
Fees and interest
Annual fee
$0
Purchase interest rate
12.99%
Cash advance rate
24.99%
Balance transfer rate
0%
12.99% after 6 months
Credit score required
Excellent (750-900) Good (650-749) Fair (575-649) Bad (300-574)
Features
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Fraud Protection

MBNA is beefing up its True Line Mastercards following its decision to remove its signature card, the Platinum Plus Mastercard. A daring move, considering the popularity of the Platinum Plus, but MBNA’s new and improved True Line Mastercard has a lot of benefits that might actually make it more appealing to consumers than its predecessor.

The True Line Mastercard is a no-fee credit card that charges 12.99% interest on purchases and balance transfers — that’s one of the most competitive interest rates in today’s credit card marketplace. For many credit card providers, 12.99% is the preferred rate, reserved for consumers with near-pristine credit scores. Taking out a cash advance comes with an interest rate of 24.99%.

But here’s the real beauty of this card: if you missed out on applying for the Platinum Plus and its game-changing 0% interest welcome offer on all balance transfers, you have until December 2018 to apply for the True Line: all approved applicants will pay 0% interest on any balance you transfer for the first six months of card membership. Not a bad compromise.

Why get the MBNA True Line Mastercard credit card?

Pay 0% interest - During the application process for the MBNA True Line Mastercard, you have the option of transferring your balance from your old credit card onto the True Line. If you take this offer, you literally won’t be charged any interest for the first six months — zip, zero, zilch. No other credit card lender offers 0% interest. This card is a very good option for people looking to pay off credit card debt quickly. You have until December 2018 to get this offer. 

Low interest rates - The True Line offers some of the lowest interest rates on the market — 12.99% on purchases. So if you tend to carry a balance from month to month, pocket some extra cash by carrying this low rate card.

No fee - There’s no annual fee with this card, which is ideal for consumers who are more focused on paying down debt and saving money. You get the benefit of a competitive 0% interest rate offer and a low rate on purchases of 12.99% — all without having to pay for the privilege. However, people looking for travel perks and other experiences should look elsewhere.

24-7 fraud protection and customer service - MBNA is always on the lookout for third parties making fraudulent purchases with their cards. It also guarantees that cardholders will always be able to access high-quality customer service around-the-clock.