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When you get a card you can request to have another user on your card, they will get there own card, but it will be under your credit card. (Example: my hubby has a credit card and I'm an authorized user, so I have a card with the same acct number.)

added note:- When adding an authorized user to your account, you are agreeing to any and all charges that person places on the account. If the authorized user chooses to abuse the account, such as making purchases beyond the amount that you are able to pay or by exceeding the limit of the card, the negative effects goes against the primary users credit. The authorized users credit is not affected at all and they are not responsible for payments. So be careful who you chose to add to your card.

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Can a credit card company report bad credit on an authorized user's credit report after the death of the primary card holder?

if you are an authorized user on the card then you are responsible for the card too. so yes they can


Does the credit score of an authorized user on your credit card affect your credit score?

No, the credit score of the authorized user will not affect the main cardholders credit score but the authorized users score can be affected as you can see creditcardideas.com/blog/adding-an-authorized-user-to-increase-credit-scores


Does the balance on a credit card show on your credit report if you are an authorized user on that card?

In a word, yes.


Are primary card holders credit affected by adding a user?

A Primary card holder's credit will not be impacted by adding an authorized user.


How long after an authorized user can you get your own credit card?

Being an authorized user no longer has an impact on your credit score like it used to. In the past, you were able to be added as an authorized user on a credit card, and all of the credit history and credit limit would be reported on your credit report as if it was your credit effectively obtaining unearned credit for the authorized individual. A few years ago the credit reporting industry changed, and no longer recognize an authorized user as credit responsible and therefore it has little to no impact on your credit score. If you would like to obtain credit from this card, contact the card issuer and request to be added as a joint user. If you are jointly responsible for the credit, it will report to the bureaus and impact your score. Approval is still required, but it is typically easier to be approved when you are already and authorized user on a card.


In Rhode Island is the wife responsible for her husband's credit card if she is an authorized user of the credit card?

No, Rhode Island is not a community property state and an authorized user is not responsible for the debt incurred.


Can removing yourself as an authorized user from a credit card account hurt your credit?

No, as an authoriezed user on someone else's card, any purchases you make goes on the primary cardholder's statement and his credit bureau file, not the authorized user's file


If my mother is an authorized user on my credit card and she is currently in the process of foreclosure would her foreclosure as an AU affect your credit?

No, having her listed as an authorized user will have no impact on your credit score.


In Oregon is a wife responsible for her husband's credit card debt if she is not a co-signer or authorized user of the credit card?

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If you are filing for bankruptcy can you be listed as an authorized user on your son's credit card?

Yes. An authorized user, is a term used by CCC's as a safeguard for possible credit card fraud. It does not make the "user" the debtor, or the responsible party for repayment.


What type of credit card to become an authorized user to help raise credit score?

Having an authorized user card does not help the authorized user's credit bureau score. ie) if I had good credit and I gave someone an authorized user card, that person's purchases would be on my statement and I would be responsible for the other person's purchases. If I don't pay for the other person's purchases, it would reflect on my credit bureau negatively as not paying on time and be charged interest.


If you have a credit card only in your name will it affect or show on your husbands credit report?

No, only the owner and authorized users of the credit card will be reported on the credit card company to the credit agencies. If your husband is an authorized user on the credit card then it will show up on his credit report.

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