There are no exact numbers that say what FICO score in considered “good” but common understanding is that a base FICO score around 640-720 is called good credit. With such a score, you can expect to get almost all of the best credit card offers. However, some of the most desirable credit cards can still be out of reach, depending on other considerations (banks do not rely only on FICO score in an approval process).
Here are our editor’s picks for the best credit cards for good credit:
$95 annual fee, waived for the first year
or no annual fee for basic Sapphire card
2x points on travel and dining
1 point per dollar on all other purchases as usual
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$95 annual fee
up to 3-6% cash back
$150 intro bonus
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$89 - waived for first year
Earn 50,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 90 days — that's enough to redeem for a $500 travel statement credit
Earn 2X miles on all purchases
Redeem for travel or cash back statement credits, gift cards and merchandise. Redemption values vary
Get 5% miles back to use toward your next redemption, every time you redeem
Miles don't expire as long as your account is open, active and in good standing
No foreign transaction fees on anything you buy while in another country
0% introductory APR for 12 months on Balance Transfers made within 45 days of account opening. After that, a variable APR will apply, 16.49%, 20.49% or 23.49%, based on your creditworthiness. Please note, there is a fee for balance transfers
Do not feel left out if your credit is short of excellent - you can get an outstanding credit card in almost every category: rewards, travel, no annual fee, hotels and airlines, and so on.
Despite the common myth about American Express Superiority, you can get many American Express cards with just a good credit score.
One disadvantage with a good credit score is that you can find that your personalized credit cards offers will be at the high APR range than for those who have excellent credit.
The best way to transition from good credit to excellent is by following a strict rule of not carrying a balance on a card and using no more than 10%-30% of a combined credit limit on all your cards – it will keep your debt utilization ratio low. Of course, this comes after a basic “Pay all your bills on time, always” rule.