Best 0% Credit Cards for Business

NerdWalletSeptember 11, 2020
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On the whole, business credit cards aren't quite as generous with introductory 0% interest periods as their consumer-oriented counterparts. While many consumer cards offer 0% periods of 15 months or more, business cards rarely go longer than nine months to a year. Still, if you're looking to finance a big purchase for your business or transfer high-interest debt, you can get a break from interest with these cards. All of the cards below charge no annual fee.

U.S. Bank Business Platinum

0% intro APR period on purchases and balance transfers: 20 billing cycles

The zero percent introductory APR period on the U.S. Bank Business Platinum is several months longer than what you'll find on competing cards, and it applies not just to purchases, but also to balance transfers. You won't get rewards, and it's not the best choice for spending abroad, given its 3% foreign transaction fee. But if you're looking for a lot of breathing room, here's your card.

NerdWallet rating 

3.5

/5
US Bank Business Edge Platinum Credit Card

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

N/A

Intro offer

N/A

Recommended Credit Score

720-850
(Excellent)

Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card

0% intro APR period on purchases: 12 months

The Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card is an excellent, no-fuss card for entrepreneurs whose spending doesn't fit neatly into the bonus rewards categories on many business credit cards. You earn 1.5% cash back on every purchase, and the bonus offer is outstanding for a $0-annual-fee card: Earn $500 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

NerdWallet rating 

4.6

/5
Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card

on Chase's website

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

1.5%

Cashback

Intro offer

$500

Recommended Credit Score

690-850
(Good - Excellent)

Discover it® Business Card

0% intro APR period on purchases: 12 months

The Discover it® Business Card has a lot in common with the Ink Business Unlimited℠ Credit Card. It, too, offers 1.5% cash back on all purchases, and it has a comparable 0% intro period. But instead of an upfront cash bonus, you get Discover's signature bonus offer, which it describes this way: "Get an unlimited dollar-for-dollar match of all the cash back you earn at the end of your first year, automatically. And no limit to how much we’ll match. So you could turn $350 cash back into $700 with Cashback Match™."

NerdWallet rating 

4.8

/5
Discover it® Business Card

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

1.5%

Cashback

Intro offer

Cashback Match

Recommended Credit Score

690-850
(Good - Excellent)

Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card

0% intro APR period on purchases: 12 months

The Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card gives you bonus cash back in common business spending categories: 5% back on the first $25,000 in combined purchases at office supply stores and on internet, cable and phone services each account year; 2% back on the first $25,000 in combined purchases at gas stations and restaurants each account year; and 1% on other purchases. The bonus is great, too: Earn $500 bonus cash back after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

NerdWallet rating 

4.4

/5
Chase Ink Business Cash Credit Card Credit Card

on Chase's website

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

1%-5%

Cashback

Intro offer

$500

Recommended Credit Score

690-850
(Good - Excellent)

American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card

0% intro APR period on purchases: 12 months

The American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card shines with one of the better 0% intro periods among business cards. As for rewards, you'll earn 2% cash back on the first $50,000 in eligible purchases each year and 1% after that. Your rewards are applied to your statement automatically. Terms apply. This card has no bonus offer, though.

NerdWallet rating 

4.7

/5
American Express® Blue Business Cash Card

on American Express's website

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

1%-2%

Cashback

Intro offer

$100

Recommended Credit Score

690-850
(Good - Excellent)

The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express

0% intro APR period on purchases: 12 months

The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express is a virtual twin of the American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card. The key difference: It earns AmEx Membership Rewards points rather than cash back: 2 points per dollar on up to $50,000 in eligible purchases each year, and 1 point per dollar after that. Terms apply.

NerdWallet rating 

4.8

/5
American Express The Blue for Business® Credit Card

on American Express's website

Annual Fee

$0

Rewards Rate

1x-2x

Points

Intro offer

100

Points

Recommended Credit Score

690-850
(Good - Excellent)

Other options

Several cards offer 0% intro APR periods of less than a year. For the cards below, the 0% period applies only to purchases, not balance transfers. All of these options have no annual fee.


To view rates and fees of the American Express Blue Business Cash™ Card, please visit this page.

To view rates and fees of The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express, please visit this page.

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