U.S. Bank Visa Platinum Returns to 20-Month 0% Intro APR Period

The U.S. Bank Visa Platinum Card's new intro APR offer is among the longest you'll find on the market.

Melissa LambarenaApril 1, 2019
On a similar note...
On a similar note...
U.S. Bank Visa Platinum Returns to 20-Month 0% Intro APR Period

Many or all of the products featured here are from our partners who compensate us. This may influence which products we write about and where and how the product appears on a page. However, this does not influence our evaluations. Our opinions are our own.

» This page is out of date

The offer described in this article is no longer available. See our details page for the  U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card for the current offer. 

The U.S. Bank Visa® Platinum Card has yo-yoed back to a longer interest-free period on purchases and balance transfers.

New cardholders can now get an introductory 0% APR period that lasts 20 billing cycles for purchases and balance transfers. Compared with the previous offer, that’s an extra two months to finance a large purchase or pay down debt. The balance transfer fee is unchanged: 3% of the amount transferred or $5, whichever is greater. Exact terms of the current offer: 0% intro APR for 20 billing cycles on purchases and balance transfers, and then the ongoing APR of 13.99% - 23.99% Variable APR.

Over the past year, the $0*-annual-fee card has flip-flopped between an 18-month and a 20-month 0% introductory APR period for purchases and balance transfers. A handful of other cards offer 18-month intro APR periods, but 20 months at 0% is among the longest offers you'll find on the market.

The Citi Simplicity® Card - No Late Fees Ever, for example, does offer a longer intro APR period on balance transfers, but its intro period on purchases is much shorter. It features an intro APR of 0% on Purchases for 12 months and 0% on Balance Transfers for 21 months, and then the ongoing APR of 14.74% - 24.74% Variable APR.

We want to hear from you and encourage a lively discussion among our users. Please help us keep our site clean and safe by following our posting guidelines, and avoid disclosing personal or sensitive information such as bank account or phone numbers. Any comments posted under NerdWallet’s official account are not reviewed or endorsed by representatives of financial institutions affiliated with the reviewed products, unless explicitly stated otherwise.