BUSINESS Launches New Zealand's Most Comprehensive Credit Card Comparison Tool

Thursday 19 August 2010, 3:33PM
By Matthew Harman

Ever wondered what the real difference was between Visa, Mastercard and Amex? Which credit card has the lowest fees? Best rewards? Most interest-free days? Now,’s new, easy-to-use comparison tool means anyone in the market for a credit card can instantly find the best deal. And the best news is, it’s completely free.

“Whether you want a credit card that offers interest-free days, zero annual fee or great rewards, you can now compare every credit card deal on offer in New Zealand in seconds,” said Guide2 founder Matt Harman.

The tool is the most comprehensive single source of information about credit card deals in New Zealand, Harman says.

“Our team constantly updates the information, so users can be confident they are getting the best deal out there.”

The tool can compare cards by any combination of bank, interest rates, type (credit, debit or charge), brand (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners), ‘colour’ (standard, gold and platinum) and feature (interest-free days, annual fees, rewards).

“Making it as easy and intuitive to use as possible was a priority for us,” Harman says. “Users just select the type of card and key features they want and the interactive table lists the best deals.

The application is completely independent of card vendors, which was another key requirement for Guide2.

“We wanted to create a tool our growing audience could trust as much as, and use alongside, our personal finance guides and news that have long been a mainstay of the site,” Harman says.

The application is the first of many changes planned for the site in the coming months, he says.

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