Are you a business owner looking for a Capital One Business credit card to help with your business financing and other needs? Having reviewed many credit cards, I find that Capital One business credit cards, issued by Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF), are among some of the most versatile cards in the U.S. Since there are quite a few Capital One business credit cards, it can be quite time-consuming for you to find the right one.
To help you save time, I’ll highlight the best Capital One Business cards below, but first, let me give you an overview of what all Capital One Business cards have in common:
Free itemized report on your business spending. At the end of each year, so as to help you better organize your finances, spot any tax deductions and plan for the following year’s spending, you will get a free itemized report of all your spending that current year.
Purchase Security and Extended Protection. Purchase Security automatically protects most purchases you make with your business credit card within 90 days of purchase in the event of damage, loss, theft, or fire, up to a maximum of $10,000 per claim and $50,000 per cardholder. Extended Protection doubles the time period of the original manufacturer’s written U.S. warranty up to 1 year on warranties of three years or less.
$0 fraud liability protection. If your card is ever lost or stolen, you will not be held responsible for any unauthorized charges from your card.
Online banking. You can view account activity, pay bills, view and download up to 13 months of statements, and many others with online banking. Access and manage your account whenever it’s convenient for you.
Dedicated small business customer service. No more recorded messages or being put on hold forever. If you need assistance, call them toll-free at 1-800-867-0904, and their representatives, who are specially trained to deal with business owners, will help you.
No balance transfer fee and low cash advance fee of 3%. If you shift a card balance from another card account to this one, there’s no balance transfer fee to pay, although you still have to pay monthly interest on the amount. When withdrawing cash from an ATM, you pay a low cash advance fee of just 3% of the amount you withdraw, or $10 minimum.
Free auto rental collision damage waiver. Pay for your car rental with your Capital One business credit card, and you’ll be covered with collision, damage, and loss insurance.
Have your company’s logo on your card. It’s free to upload your company’s logo or a photo of your business if you want to personalize your card.
Now I’ll highlight the best Capital One Business cards:
Capital One Spark Cash for Business: You earn 2% cash back on every dollar you spend. Your cash back never expires and you can redeem it any time you want. New sign-ups will receive $250 cash back after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. You will earn another $50 bonus when you add an employee card to your account within the first 60 days. Enjoy a low variable APR of 13.9%-20.9% on purchases and balance transfers. $59 annual fee waived the first year.
Capital One Spark Cash Select for Business: No annual fee. You earn 1.5% cash back on all purchases plus a one-time $100 bonus if you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of having this card. No limit to amount of cash back earned and they don’t expire. Offers a 0% introductory APR on all your purchases until October 2014 (after that, 12.9%, 16.9% or 20.9% variable APR). You can redeem your cash back any time, or have them send you a check automatically at the end of each year. If you prefer to redeem for gift cards, you may also do so, starting from $20. Additional employee credit cards have no annual fee.
Capital One Spark Miles Select for Business: No annual fee. You can earn a one-time bonus of 10,000 miles after spending $3,000 within the first 3 months of cardmembership. Earn 1.5 miles for every $1 you spend on all your purchases. Miles can be redeemed for travel, cash, gift cards and merchandise. No limit to miles earned and they never expire. Get 0% introductory APR on all your purchases until October 2014 (after that 12.9%, 16.9% or 20.9% variable APR depending on your credit score). Additional employee cards are free and you can set spending limits and monitor their purchases with the card.
Capital One Spark Miles for Business: You earn 2 miles per $1 you spend, which will help you accumulate miles very quickly since most miles credit cards only offer 1 mile per $1. Miles can be redeemed for air tickets, cash, gift cards and merchandise. Signing bonus: Get 25,000 bonus miles after spending $5,000 on purchases during the first 3 months of having this card, and get another 5,000 bonus miles if you add an employee as an authorized user on your account and sign up for an employee card within the first 60 days (no annual fee for employee cards). No limit to miles earned and they don’t expire. Annual fee of $59 waived for the first year.
Capital One Spark Classic for Business: This is a card for businesses with poor to fair credit (in the 600′s range). This Visa credit card gives you a line of business credit while helping you rebuild your business credit. You will earn 1% cash back on all your purchases. It has an ongoing variable APR of 22.9% on purchases and balance transfers. You may get credit line increases based on your payment and credit history. No annual fee.