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Minimum credit score needed for credit card

I want to apply for an unsecured credit card but I don't want to have a hit to my credit report and get denied.  What is the minimum score I need to apply for credit and what recommendations do you have for cards to apply to with a low score under 600.  Thank you.
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Re: Minimum credit score needed for credit card

Try Orchard Bank. They work well for rebuilding credit.
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Re: Minimum credit score needed for credit card

Welcome to the forums!


Under 600 is very tough sledding. You may be able to get a subprime card like Fisrt Premier, but do you really want to pay the fees? Consider a secured card that will convert. Why are your scores so low? What is on your CBR?

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Re: Minimum credit score needed for credit card

You can also try credit one bank. They approved me for 250.00 when credit score was in 500's.

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