Best, worst store credit card rates - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Best, worst store credit card rates

WMC Action News 5's Andy Wise looked into which cards will cost you the most in the long run and which ones truly offer the best deals. (Source: WMC Action News 5) WMC Action News 5's Andy Wise looked into which cards will cost you the most in the long run and which ones truly offer the best deals. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

We've all been at the department store register about to pay for items when the store clerk says, "You can save 15 percent on your purchase today if you sign up for our store credit card."

It may be tempting, but you need to check out the interest rate on those cards before buying in.

Analysts at CreditCards.com completed a study of 60 store credit cards and ranked the best and worst when it comes to interest rates.

Click here to read the full survey.

Here's how the cards with the highest rates stack up:

  1. Zales Credit Card -- Interest rate: 29.24%
  2. Staples Credit Card -- Interest rate: 28.24%
  3. Justice Credit Card -- Interest rate: 27.24%
  4. T.J. Maxx Credit Card -- Interest rate: 27.24%

Click here to see more rates for store credit cards.

Why are the rates so high?

"You have a wide range of people who apply for them, so you might have people with very good credit, but also people with not so good credit," Matt Schulz, a senior analyst for CreditCards.com, said.

Here's how the cards with the lowest rates stack up:

  1. Williams-Sonoma Credit Card -- Interest rate: 13.99-21.99%
  2. Nordstrom Credit Card -- Interest rate: 10.99-22.99%
  3. Dillard’s Credit Card -- Interest rate:  9.99-24.99%

For more information about all kinds of credit cards, their rates and yearly fees, check out www.creditcards.com.

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