Balance Transfer Calculator for Calculating Credit Card Offers
Balance Transfer Calculator
This calculator will calculate the net consequences of transferring any number of higher rate card balances to a card offering a lower introductory rate. Includes savings (or cost) calculations after introductory term expires. The Learn tab includes:
A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".
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Complete the Balance Transfer Offer section of the calculator, which includes the introductory rate, length of the introductory term, the post-introductory rate, the annual fee, the transfer fee percentage, and the transfer fee cap.
For each card balance you want to transfer to the new card, enter the card name, balance, interest rate, and annual fee (if any). Tap the "+" ("Add", or "Add Card") button to add the card to the list.
After all cards are entered tap the "Calculate Balance Transfer" button. This will populate the "Introductory" and "Post Introductory" comparison charts, plus display a summary and a bar chart showing the difference between transferring the balances and not transferring the balances.
If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.
To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.
To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.
To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.
Numbers and Decimals:
Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.
Popup Tool Tips:
Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.
Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.
Scrolling & Shrinking:
In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.
If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.
The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.
This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):
About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.
Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.
Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).
PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.
Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.