Credit card interest rates, also known as finance charges, vary from one card issuer to another and may also vary across different credit cards from the same issuer. Before getting a credit card, you must be aware of the interest rate charged on it. Unlike other loans, credit card interest rates are usually not linked to the user’s credit score and repayment capacity. Every credit card has a preset finance charge and it will be the same for all the customers.
The most important point to note here is that interest is charged on credit cards only if you have not paid the outstanding amount in full or withdrawn cash from ATMs using the credit card. No interest is charged when you clear your credit card dues on time.