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Registered: ‎08-14-2008
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Minimum scores for secured CC?

I just mailed my app for a B of A secured CC yesterday, but now I am scared after reading some posts on here that I will not qualify. My scores are listed below, I have 1 CC with 4 lates that has been PIF but closed by grantor, 1 CC that is now current but has 12 lates, and 5 collections ( the latest from 9/07). Any opinions? Also if anyone has any suggestions for a different secured card that I may qualify for, please let me know?
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Registered: ‎03-12-2007
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Re: Minimum scores for secured CC?

I would look to start repairing first, your scores are too low to get something worthwhile. Once you have your scores in the high 500's, you should be good for a BoA secured card. Start working on your most recent baddies, anything 2 years old or less.
Credit Profile:
FICO 9: EQ 833 ~ EX 828 ~ TU 824 (07-12-2017)
FICO 8: EQ 830 ~ EX 819 ~ TU 828 (07-12-2017)
FICO 8 Bankcard: EQ 851 ~ EX 849 ~ TU 851 (07-12-2017)
Credit History: 29 years ~ AAoA: 14 years
Total available revolving credit: 157K ~ Cumulative Util: 3% (1 CC reporting a balance)
Inqs: 1 EX (new)
14 Total Accounts on Reports: 9 open, 5 closed. 1 newly opened installment account
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Registered: ‎07-03-2007
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Re: Minimum scores for secured CC?

i reccommend the U S Bank secured card. your deposit money has to be certified funds/money order. but they will probably approve you.
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Registered: ‎01-20-2008
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Re: Minimum scores for secured CC?

My first secured card was with WaMu. They require a deposit on the card, minimum $500. Their service is outstanding though, I'm very happy with them. Their online credit management tools are pretty usefull too, including a free monthly update on your TU credit score.
I had many more problems with BoA to get a card... might be worthwhile to check out WaMu if you're shopping.

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