2018's Best Credit Cards for Good Credit

Below are our staff picks for 2018's best credit cards for those with a good credit rating, which is generally considered a credit score of 700 to 750:

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If you're looking for a new credit card and have a good credit history, you'll have no problem finding a great offer to fit your needs. Below we've summarized all the top offers for applicants with good credit, along with the best features of each. Simply click on the card name to visit the issuer's secure online application.

Here are 2018's best credit cards for good credit:

Best Credit Cards Good Credit
Rank Card Name Feature Intro APR Expert Rating
1 Discover it® – Cashback Match™ 5% cash back 0% for 14 months ★★★★★ 5.0
2 Chase Freedom Unlimited® 1.5% cash back 0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months ★★★★★ 5.0
3 Chase Freedom® 5% cash back 0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months ★★★★★ 5.0
4 Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card Bonus of 50,000 miles N/A ★★★★★ 5.0
5 Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa® Card 1.5% cash rewards 0% for 12 months ★★★★★ 4.9
6 Discover it® – 18 Month Balance Transfer Offer 5% cash back 0% for 6 months ★★★★★ 4.9
7 Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card Bonus of 20,000 miles 0% for 12 months ★★★★★ 4.8
8 Discover it® Miles Good Credit 0% for 14 months ★★★★★ 4.8
9 Capital One® Spark® Cash Select for Business 1.5% cash back 0% for 9 months ★★★★★ 4.8
10 Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 50,000 bonus points N/A ★★★★★ 4.8
11 Capital One® Quicksilver® Cash Rewards Credit Card 1.5% cash back 0% for 9 months ★★★★★ 4.8
12 Discover it® chrome 2% cash back 0% for 14 months ★★★★★ 4.8
13 Capital One® Spark® Miles Select for Business Bonus of 20,000 miles 0% for 9 months ★★★★★ 4.7
14 Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business Bonus of 50,000 miles N/A ★★★★★ 4.7
15 Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business 2% cash back N/A ★★★★★ 4.7
16 Chase Slate® $0 Introductory 0% Intro APR on Purchases for 15 months ★★★★★ 4.7
17 Wells Fargo Platinum Visa® Card $0 Annual Fee 0% for 15 months ★★★★★ 4.6
18 HSBC Gold Mastercard® credit card $0 Annual Fee 0% Intro APR for 18 months ★★★★★ 4.5
19 HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard® credit card 1.5% cash rewards N/A ★★★★★ 4.5
20 PlayStation® Card from Capital One® Good Credit 0% until August 2018 ★★★★ 4.4

How to Go from Good Credit to Excellent Credit

Mike Randall
Finance Expert
How to Go from Good Credit to Excellent Credit
CardRates.com Guide: Good Credit

We all know the benefits of having a good credit score – it’s easier to get a loan, approved for a credit card and better insurance rates. But what about the benefits you get from having excellent credit?

An excellent credit score can save you thousands of dollars over your lifetime by giving you access to loans, premier credit cards and perks that just aren’t available to those with less than stellar credit.

Keep doing the basics

Generally speaking, a FICO score is considered good if it falls between 701 and 750. Remember, the FICO range is from 300 to 850. A score is generally considered to be excellent if it falls between 751 and 850. How do you go about clawing your way up from good credit to excellent credit? Believe it or not, the things you’ve done to achieve and maintain a good credit score are the same things you need to improve it to excellent – just keep doing them.

Maintain good credit habits

Make your payments on time. Avoid excessive credit inquiries. Keep your credit utilization rate low. Pay more than the minimum amount due. Don’t close unused cards. All of these things are important when trying to keep your good score, but to achieve an excellent rating, you have to do a little more.

Increase your good credit habits

Never make a late payment…ever. Keep your credit utilization (debt to available credit ratio) under 20 percent. Never cancel a credit card. Holding a credit line for a long time helps your score. Maintain multiple types of credit including a car loan, mortgage or personal credit line. Ask your card issuer for a credit limit increase. This will raise your total available credit. Review your credit report for errors frequently and quickly dispute any that aren’t accurate.

If you already have a good credit score, congratulations! If you’re not there yet, just follow the tips above and maintain a financially responsible lifestyle. Soon you’ll have the kind of score creditors love – and all the benefits that go along with it.

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Mike Randall

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