Shock and Awe: Pre-Approved Credit Card Comes With 79% APR

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First Premier Bank, whose website is obsessively littered with videos of its CEO Dana Dykhouse, is now offering a pre-approved MasterCard that comes with an outrageous yearly interest rate: 79 per cent.

NBC San Diego: Gordon Hageman couldn’t believe the credit card offer he got in the mail.

“My first thought, it was a mistake,” Hageman said.

The wine distributor called the number on the offer, gave them the offer code and verified his information. Sure enough, it was right:  the pre-approved credit card came with a 79.9 per cent APR.

Though Gordon acknowledges his credit “isn’t perfect,” 79 per cent interest is out of this world. At least it takes the heat off Citi, which has been jacking up rates to 29.99% for most customers.

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