Choosing a credit card can be difficult. A variety of personal factors can impact what type of card you can look for, qualified for, and what type of benefits are best for you. If you’ve ever been bankrupt, or have bad credit history, this process can become even more complex. And looking for the right mortgage, CD, checking or savings account isn’t any easier.
Google knows your pain. To help make these decisions a little eaiser, Google began testing a mortgage comparison tool in 2009 and has been adding other financial products such as credit cards, CDs, checking, and savings accounts. Now Google offers these tools all in one place with the Google Advisor, a site “designed to help you quickly find relevant financial products from many providers and compare them side-by-side.” It’s important to note that Google Advisor is currently only available in the U.S.
To use Google Advisor, just enter information about what you’re looking for in a mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account. Google will then show you a list of the offers that match your criteria, along with rates and contact information. Google notes on its blog that Google Advisor features several components to help users make difficult financial decisions easily, such as:
Speed: As you change your criteria, the results update instantly. You’ll still have a list of all your options in one place, so you can quickly compare different offers.
Trust: By setting your own search criteria, you’re able to see only those offers and rates that apply to you, which means you can compare applicable offers without even contacting a provider first.
Control: You only need to provide the minimum amount of information Google needs to show you offers that are right for you. You have full control over what you want to share, and which providers you choose to talk to. You don’t have to submit any personal information until you’ve decided you’re ready to move forward.
If you’re looking for a a new credit card or trying to find the best savings account with the best interest rate, visit advisor.google.com. Then let us know what if you think Google Advisor is helpful to you in the comments!