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Many consumers looking to get involved with credit may be happy to see that interest rates are not making significant jumps, and this could help them take on a new credit card.
The national interest rate average was 15 percent during the week ending April 23, 2014, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report from CreditCards.com. This was unchanged from one week previous, though it was slightly lower than the figure recorded six months ago, which was 15.03 percent.
Low interest rate cards had an average of 10.37 percent, the report showed. This was no different from a week earlier, though it was notably lower than the same point two quarters ago when it was 10.46 percent.
Even bad credit interest rates remained the same during the week, as the reading posted the same 22.73 percent average in both measurements, the report noted. However, this was still significantly down from six months ago, when it was 23.48 percent.
Low interest rates not encouraging investment
While some Americans may be looking at the prospect of getting involved with a credit card, they could be more hesitant when it comes to more significant investments, such as the stock market. According to a report from Bankrate.com, more than 70 percent of Americans are not any more interested in stock market investment. This was a theme among consumers despite the fact that interest rates were at notably low levels for cash and fixed income investments.
Stock market returns rose to more than 30 percent last year, the report explained. However, people still don't have the interest to take advantage of the situation.
"Americans may be avoiding the buy-high, sell-low habit seen in previous market cycles, but only because they're not buying at all," said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate. "An overly conservative investment stance compounds the problem that so many Americans have of not saving enough for longer-range goals like retirement."
Debt issues are also showing mixed signals from some individuals. Those who earn between $30,000 and $49,999 noted that they were more comfortable with their debt burden this year than they were last year. However, those who are in the $50,000 to $74,999 income bracket noted that they were more worried about their debt now than they were in 2013.