Credit and Debit Cards

How do I get an unsecured credit card?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2013-03-21 16:55:28
2013-03-21 16:55:28

Even if you have bad credit, you can still often find an easy credit card to qualify for. Depending on whether you have a poor credit history, or just no credit.

User Avatar

Related Questions

A secured credit card requires a security deposit. An unsecured credit card is the traditional credit which does not require a security deposit.

Your ability to obtain an unsecured credit card will depend on your credit score. As your credit score rises you will become eligible. Try checking it after a year of making on time payments on your unsecured card.

Typical credit cards are unsecured credit cards. If you have no credit history, you cannot get an unsecured card. Instead, you must apply for a secured credit card. It works kind of like a savings account. Say you give them $300 then they give you a credit card with a $300 limit.

One can apply for an unsecured credit card for people with bad credit from the following sources: Capital One, Barclaycard rewards mastercard, Orchard bank credit card, to name a few.

I have never heard of credit card that is unsecured. So you better off check with the proper legal bank's credit card then apply for one, don't put yourself into the scam.

Many different banks offer unsecured credit cards for people with bad credit. An example would be the Capital One Classic Platinum card, which can be ordered by people with a credit score as low as 577. Another option is to apply for a secured credit card, which can later be converted to an unsecured credit card.

Many credit card companies are hesitant to issue unsecured credit cards to those with a credit score of 650 or less. Some companies are more stringent than others.

If his name is not on the card,(He did not sign for the card) Then NO! And credit cards are unsecured loans.

No, credit card debt is a unsecured debt. Unsecured debt refers to any type of debt or general obligation that is not collateralized.Hope this helps,My Plastic

The unsecured credit card is the default when people think of credit cards; it is the credit card that allows the user to purchase goods and services based on only the promise of said user to repay the cost of said goods and services. The unsecured credit card, once generally considered a necessary tool of adult life in developed nations, has recently come under scrutiny in light of the recent recession and economic market meltdown. Many of the major credit card companies which issued unsecured credit cards were brought to task by governmental agencies for charging their users exorbitant fees, and undertaking various methods to hide their true cost from consumers. Some of the changes made involved putting limitations on the ways that credit card companies advertised their unsecured credit cards, the fees that such a card could charge, and new limits on who could receive and use an unsecured line of credit. Even in the wake of these recent reforms, credit card companies continue business as usual, from sending out unsolicited cards in the mail to forcing some credit card holders into bankruptcy to pay back overdue debts. The government is urging those who are considering a line of credit from an unsecured credit card to consider the following points: 1. An unsecured credit card is not needed in order to build credit. Credit may be built from secured credit cards, the prepaid credit card, paying rent, and even from holding down a job for a number of years. 2. A secured credit card offers the same spending power as an unsecured credit card with the limitation that the borrower can not go past a certain limit nor will his assets be responsible for covering a debt past the assets that are being used to cover the monies spent. It is considered a much safer way to borrow money, especially for those just beginning to use credit. 3. When deciding to use an unsecured credit card, make sure to check your credit reports monthly and monitor them for any activity which is not yours. 4. Safe limits for spending on an unsecured credit card are generally accepted as 30% of the total credit issued. Users of unsecured credit cards are also advised not to spend more money than is possible to repay within a given cycle, and to pay back all unsecured credit funds in full at the end of each cycle (usually monthly). 5. An unsecured credit card should never be given to a minor, especially from an unsolicited promotion. If you wish to be removed from solicitation lists, simply call the credit card company which issued the unsolicited material. They are under legislative order to cease and desist unsolicited communication upon the first complaint.

A secured credit card is a pay to play system. That is you must bank a certain amount with the issuing bank before you may use the card. If that balance is met or exceeded, your ability to use the card will end. An unsecured card is a type of loan; you may use the card up to your assigned limit with no penalty (other than that outlined in the credit agreement).

Other than asking CapOne for a letter, it is unlikely that you can.

a good secured card is first premier or orchard bank. unsecured is capital one, etc.

There is plenty of information available on unsecured credit cards, some companies that offer this service are: "Capital One", "Cardhub", "Horizon Card", "Matrix Discover card", "Imagine Gold Master Card", to mention a few. These card providers often charge customers with bad credit a small deposit before issuing a card.

No, you have to deposit money in the account first, after that they give you a credit based on the amount you deposited. But the deposited amount stays in there until they change it to an unsecured card.

Yes you can! If you can afford to place a security deposit of $200 or more you can get a secured credit card. You are guaranteed approval for a secured credit card regardless of how bad is your credit and what is your income. There is also a chance that you might be able to get an unsecured credit card, if your credit is closer to fair than bad.

The easiest way would be to get a secured credit card, which means you essentially pay for it. But if you're credit is passable, you may be able to get an unsecured card on your own or use a co-signer to boost your chances.

No. Credit card debt is unsecured and they can take nothing from you ever. They can only harrass and threaten and trick you into settling for a percntage of what you owe.


Credit cards are unsecured debt. If use your home to back up the Credit line. Yes they can.

You should be able to secure a credit card if you have fair to good credit. That would be a number above 600 to 650.

Some easy ways to protect a credit card account are: to protect your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and security code, never use your credit card on unsecured websites.

Prepaid credit cards are the only ones that are not "unsecured." Credit cards are unsecured. Lenders offer different credit products, including cards with minimum limits ($250-$300) for customers with credit difficulties. Capital One offers a credit card with a $300 limit for this purpose; however, it is often extended only to former customers. Check your eligibility at

An "unsecured" credit card means that it is not backed by any assets of the borrower. Virtually all credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are "unsecured." The lenders expect that borrowers will use good judgment when using the card, spend within their means and pay on time. The interest on a credit card provides billions of dollars of revenue for lenders each year, which offsets any risk of offering the card without collateral. There are no safety issues, other than those created by carelessness of the user.

Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.