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Will a secured credit card help to build or restore your credit score?


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2011-07-19 23:17:15
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A secured credit card is one issued by any financial institution that have a certain amount guaranteed by you. Secured credit cards will help to restore your credit ratings and scores.


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A good way to build credit, is to apply for one of those secured credit cards, you will have to put some money on there at first, but eventually your limit will go above what you have secured, and your credit score will go up.

To get credit to build a credit score, you must take a loan out on something such as a car or a house and then make payments. The more you are on time, the better your score will be.

With a credit score of 529, one will not be able to get any prime or near-prime credit unless one obtains a co-signer with a notably higher credit score. The options available for one with a credit score of 529 include the following: * Subprime mortgage (at a very high interest rate) * Payday loans (at a very high interest rate) * Secured credit card (secured by a deposit, will help build credit score with ontime payments) * Auto title loan (if one owns the car and there is a reasonable amount of value in that car)

google : "establish credit" Or use a credit restore company - they can help as well and get you off on a great score ;) Wayne

There are a number of ways that an individual can build their credit score. Typically, an individual would build up their credit score by paying off credit cards on time and by not missing any payments.

Finding a credit card with a bad credit score can be hard. The more you get refused, the worse your score gets. It is often suggested starting with a secured credit card to improve the score. Secured credit cards can be obtained at American Express and other providers.

Sure! As long as they report to the credit bureaus and you pay them on time, they can definitely help your score. That is how a lot of people with damaged credit are able to help rebuild their credit. If someone's credit is so bad (350-500 credit score), typically no credit card company will extend credit to them, so they would not be able to build up their score. Secured credit cards are a great way to reduce a credit card company's risk when giving someone a credit card, while still allowing them to showcase their ability to make an on-time monthly payment and improve their credit!

Secured, and unsecured. Both will affect your credit score if you fail on both of them. Secured is a secured collateral to pay to your borrowed sum (like a house). Unsecured is a credit check with a higher interest rate, due in part to the lack of collateral.

No, but it doesn't help your credit score either. In order to build and maintain your credit score, you need to use credit on a monthly basis.

These are the three things which help you to build your credit score with credit cards.! Apply for loan under easy installments Cosigning with an existing A/c holder Report Rent payments to Bureaus

Opening a bank account can help your credit score, as can paying bills on time and getting a secured credit card. Retailer credit cards also help a credit score and having a good job can't hurt.

In order to get a business credit card with no PG you will need to have a strong business credit score. That is the first step.

One may obtain a secured Visa credit card direct from the US Bank. A secured Visa credit card is suitable for people who have bad credit scores and are looking to obtain credit while preventing their score from being further damaged.

In order to rebuild a bad credit secured credit cards are often used. Usually a bad credit score is based on a poor payment history, which is why starting over can help a lot. One is able to show that he or she managed to build better payment habits. This can be done by only using the card to buy things which can be repaid with the same month.

It depends on what your credit score is currently at. Credit scores below 475 are considered bad or no credit. That can be achieved by failing to pay credit card bills & loans and is definitely not recommended. If you are trying to raise your credit, take out a secured credit card.

None. You will absolutely need to get a secured credit card. The kind they advertise on t.v. where you put like $500 in the account and they issue you a credit card with a limit of $500. Use this to build your credit. I know Russell Simmons advertises one.

First of all stop applying for credit before you have to many inquiries which you may already have. Save up around $200.00 to $500.00 and obtain a secured visa or mastercard. Go to and look up a secured card that is right for you. Make sure that it does not report to the credit bureau as secured because this will hurt your score. After abour six months you will be able to obtain an unsecured card. Do not immediately close the secured account. Keep it open for a while to continue to help build your credit. Use it only as a credit builder and do not max it out for any reason.

Anyone with a credit score can obtain a Chase Secured Credit Card. However, this type of credit card is mainly designed for people that have less than perfect credit ratings and need help in obtaining positive credit history.

One way you can build your credit score is to get a credit card and either a) use it responsibly, or b) don't use it all. If your balance is $0 at the end of the month, it registers to the credit bureau a payment made on time.

I have a credit score of 711 but limited credit history, which means not much experience so I'll need to build up credit. 711 is on the good range but you should also remember to maintain it or build it up. You wouldn't want your score to go down.

Yes and no, as all credit cards will help build their credit score but at the same time if they do not pay their credit bills it can hurt their credit score and diminish the amount of credit that banks will allow them. So, if they pay on time then yes it can help them build credit and prepare them for their future.

A credit score is a number used to describe your financial history. You can build up credit from paying off any debts or loans on time. You can find your credit score through any financial institution, or online through programs.

First, credit scores don't go down to zero. The only way to improve credit score is to obtain credit, use it wisely, pay it on schedule.

There is no set credit score that everyone is assigned after filing bankruptcy. How much your credit score drops depends on a lot of factors, including how many debts you discharged, what your score was before you filed, how many secured debts you reaffirmed, and what type of debts were discharged. Hope this helps!

It's just aweful. You need at least a score of 650 or higher to get most home loans and car loans at reasonable rates. Try getting some secured credit cards to raise you score.

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