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Chase Sapphire Reserve Cardholders Now Have Higher Interest Rates -- Here's Why

The premium travel credit card boosted rates on purchases by 0.25%.

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Jaclyn was a CNET Money editor with a fondness for the sweet spot between numbers and words. Overseeing CNET's credit card coverage, she wrote and edited news, reviews and advice. She has experience covering business, personal finance and economics, and previously managed contracts and investments as a real estate agent. Her tech interests include Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company and Neuralink.
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The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve®, a premium travel card competitive with The Platinum Card® from American Express, has bumped up some of its annual percentage rates, or APRs, in response to the Fed raising interest rates. The 0.25% bump on these APRs is directly in line with the national interest rate increase.

The regular purchase APR, which applies to purchases made with the card, has jumped to a 17.24% to 24.24% variable rate. (Previously, it was a 16.99% to 23.99% variable APR.) That means if you don't pay your balance in full each month, you'll see a 0.25% higher interest rate on your remaining balance. If you always pay your entire balance on time monthly, you won't notice a difference.

The cash advance APR for the Chase Sapphire Reserve also went up to 25.24% variable. This is the interest rate that applies to cash withdrawn against your credit line. There is also an up-front cash advance fee of 5% of the transaction (or a $10 minimum). Cash advances are notoriously expensive.

As more interest rate hikes are planned for 2022, it is likely that APRs on this card -- and all others -- will continue to rise incrementally throughout the year.

For more details about this card's luxury travel rewards and benefits, check out our full review of the Chase Sapphire Reserve.

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