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Obtaining a credit card while in college provides a number of benefits to those entering the adult world. Whether you need to learn how to budget money, need a convenient way to pay bills, or start building a solid credit history, student credit cards are a great way to do all that and more.

Student credit cards typically have low spending limits, but building that credit history starts immediately. And a good credit history is important later for getting car loans and eventually a mortgage. A student credit card can also be a lifesaver if a financial or personal emergency comes up when you're otherwise short on cash. And let's not forget the convenience of using a student credit card versus always searching for an ATM machine when you're low on time.

When looking for a student credit card, there are a number of factors you should consider. Some of these include:

  • Annual fees. Many student credit card companies charge no annual fees for those in school. However it's imperative to read the fine print and understand what charges you may or may not incur.
  • Interest rates. Credit cards are a great way to build credit but there's a cost associated with borrowing money. Consider what the annual APR is with any credit card you consider before applying. If you plan paying off your credit card every month, then the interest rate isn't a factor but should something come up it's good to know what the charges will be.
  • Penalties. Credit card companies make money when your payment is late or when you go over the credit limit. Understand what penalties exist with any credit card you're considering.

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best student credit cards available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right student credit card and begin building your credit history today!

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2016

Student Credit Card Reviews

Court reinstates lawsuits alleging rate collusion by banks

Libor underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. The Libor-tied investments included asset swaps, collateralized debt obligations and forward rate agreements.

Published:  Tue, 24 May 2016 12:18:00 GMT



Big banks lose as US appeals court revives Libor lawsuits

Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate, underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. It is calculated based on submissions by banks that sit on panels. But investors ...

Published:  Tue, 24 May 2016 06:11:00 GMT



Lawsuit accusing 16 big banks of Libor manipulation reinstated by US court

Libor, or the London interbank offered rate, underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. It is calculated based on submissions by banks that sit on panels. Related ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 17:42:00 GMT



Second Circuit Revives Libor Manipulation Antitrust Case

As the primary benchmark for short-term interest rates globally, Libor is used as a reference rate for many interest rate contracts, mortgages, credit cards, student loans and other consumer-lending products. More than $300 trillion in financial ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 17:30:00 GMT



US appeals court revives Libor lawsuits

Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate, underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. It is calculated based on submissions by banks that sit on panels. But investors ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 14:58:00 GMT



This Case Against the Big Banks Could Bankrupt Citi and Chase

Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate, underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. It is calculated based on submissions by banks that sit on panels. But investors ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 15:53:00 GMT



Libor antitrust claims are revived in setback for banks

Libor, or the London Interbank Offered Rate, underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. It is calculated based on submissions by banks that sit on panels. In litigation ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 12:12:00 GMT



Antitrust claims revived in Libor litigation

Libor underpins hundreds of trillions of dollars of transactions and is used to set rates on credit cards, student loans and mortgages. Investors accused big banks of suppressing Libor during the financial crisis to boost earnings or make their finances ...

Published:  Mon, 23 May 2016 08:31:00 GMT



CFPB's rule to limit arbitration opens door to class action against banks

"Mandatory arbitration clauses buried deep in contracts for credit cards, student loans, and more prevent American consumers from having their day in court when they've been harmed". He further notes, in a paper for the Manhattan Institute, that not only ...

Published:  Fri, 20 May 2016 03:28:00 GMT



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