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Venmo Credit Card review

A relatively straightforward and convenient cashback card.

  • Get this card if you want a solid cashback card that makes it easy to maximize your rewards.
  • Pick something else if you want a cashback card with bigger earning potential or if you need an intro APR.
  • Apply with a good credit score of 670 or higher.
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Up to 3%

Cash back


Annual fee

15.24%, 21.24% or 24.24%

Purchase APR (variable)


Recommended credit score


Annual fee$0
Welcome OfferN/A
Purchase APR15.24%, 21.24% or 24.24% variable
Balance transfer APRN/A
Recommended minimum credit score670

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Expert review

The Venmo Credit Card has finally touched down and is open for application for all Venmo users. The Venmo Credit Card earns up to 3% back on select purchases and offers financial management features through the Venmo app, with no annual fee and an APR ranging from 15.24% to 24.24% variable.

The most interesting thing about the Venmo Credit Card is its rewards structure. You’ll earn 3% cash back on your biggest spending category each month, and 2% back on your second biggest category. Unlike some category cards, you don’t have to opt-in to a category and they don’t rotate on a quarterly basis. Instead, the card automatically tracks your spending and assigns the highest earning rate to the eligible categories you spend most in. This is quite convenient and could be a good option for consumers who want accelerated rewards but prefer a hands-off approach to maxing card rewards.

How to apply for the Venmo Credit Card

The Venmo Credit Card is available for application for Venmo users directly through the Venmo app. You can apply by logging into your Venmo app and bringing up the menu bar. You should see an option for the Venmo Credit Card, similar to how the Venmo Debit Card is listed.

The Venmo Credit Card will be available on the Synchrony website at a later date.

What credit score do I need?

Apply for the Venmo Credit Card with a good credit score of 670 or higher.

Venmo Credit Card benefits

  • Earn rewards. You’ll earn up to 3% cash back in your top spending category, 2% back in your second highest and 1% back on everything else. Eligible categories include groceries, bills and utilities, health and beauty, gas, entertainment, dining and nightlife, transportation, and travel. There’s no need to select which categories you want to earn 3% back on – Venmo will automatically adjust your rewards based on your spending.
  • No annual fee. You won’t pay an annual fee to use this card.
  • No foreign transaction fees. You won’t pay a fee on purchases made abroad.
  • Finance management features. Venmo’s mobile app allows you to track and manage your spending, as well as receive alerts regarding account activity.

What to watch out for

  • Range of possible APRs. Depending on your credit score, you could end up with an APR of 15.24%, 21.24% or 24.24% variable.
  • No signup bonus. This card lacks a signup bonus to earn after meeting spending requirements. This is pretty uncommon for a cashback card these days.
  • No intro APR. You won’t find an intro APR on purchases or balance transfers with this card. In fact, this card doesn’t allow for balance transfers at all.
  • Fees. Late payments will result in a fee of up to $40 depending on your payment history within the last six months. Returned payments will result in fees of up to $29. Cash advance fees will cost you the greater of $10 or 5% of the cash advance.

Compare cashback credit cards

Name Product Welcome offer Rewards Annual fee Filter values
Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
Up to $350: 20% back on purchases in the first 6 months for up to $200 back, plus $150 statement credit after you spend $3,000 in the first 6 months
6% on select US streaming services, 3% on transit and US gas stations, 6% at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 annually, then 1% after that and on all other purchases (redeem as statement credit)
$0 intro annual fee for the first year ($95 thereafter)
Earn up to $350. In your first 6 months, you can earn a $150 statement credit when you spend $3,000, and earn 20% back on Amazon purchases made with your card, up to $200 total. Having 6 months to earn a welcome offer is a rare benefit as most cards give you only 3. Terms apply, see rates & fees
Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express
Up to $250: 20% back on purchases in the first 6 months for up to $150 back, plus $100 statement credit after spending $2,000 within the first 6 months
3% at US supermarkets on up to $6,000 per year (then 1%), 2% at US gas stations and select US department stores and 1% on all other purchases (redeem as statement credit)
Earn up to $250. You'll get 20% back on purchases in the first six months for up to $150 back, and $100 after you spend $2,000 in the first six months. This is a higher-than-average welcome offer for a card with no annual fee. Terms apply, see rates & fees
Citi Custom Cash℠ Card
$200 cash back after spending $750 in the first 3 months. Fulfilled as 20,000 ThankYou® Points, which can be redeemed for $200 cash back
5% cash back on purchases in your top eligible spend category each billing cycle on up to the first $500 spent, then 1% cash back thereafter and on all other purchases
A new cashback card that automatically awards 5% to your highest eligible spending category each billing cycle, on up to $500 (then 1%).

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Bottom line

For a card with no annual fee, the cash back you can earn with the Venmo Credit Card isn’t bad. But there’s some fierce competition in the cashback card space, including heavy hitters like the Chase Freedom Flex℠. The Venmo Credit Card doesn’t bring quite enough benefits to the table to make it a top pick, though it’s not a bad choice if you can’t qualify for the big-name cashback cards out there.

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