Could a new card application be rejected?
Nobody likes rejection, but the short (and honest) answer, is yes.
As with any other credit or loan application, your credit score will be checked. Many credit card companies have strict criteria when assessing applicants for balance transfers and this is particularly the case where 0% interest for long periods is offered.
If your credit score isn’t great you might find that you’re turned down or not offered the best deals, so be wary of multiple rejections as they could leave a ‘footprint’ on your credit score. If you’re struggling to get credit, then use our guide to how to build your credit score.