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DVH1980
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Re: Recommend a secured card

USAA secured cards are much easier to obtain than their unsecured. I was able to get approved for an unsecured USAA card after having my Secured USAA for a few months. I think that is the better way to go in the long run as USAA will grow with you. You will quickly outgrow a Cap 1 card.

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Ashleyma23
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Re: Recommend a secured card

Yes my Husband and I are eligible for a credit union bank account we haven't applied yet. I have to go to Washington dc though which is time consuming for now with his busy schedule. So I will also look into their secured cards. I'm affaird to apply for an unsecured card thinking I'm going to get denied and decrease my report. The Amex I applied was probably the wrong wrong decision though .
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Ashleyma23
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Re: Recommend a secured card

BofA did not even approve me for a checking account, I do not know how this would apply to a cc though.
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Wolf3
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Re: Recommend a secured card


Ashleyma23 wrote:
BofA did not even approve me for a checking account, I do not know how this would apply to a cc though.

No chance at all.   You best start with secured cards, and forget about unsecured for a year or 2.

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Open123
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Re: Recommend a secured card


Ashleyma23 wrote:
BofA did not even approve me for a checking account, I do not know how this would apply to a cc though.

Did you apply online or at a bank?

 

If you apply in person, bank peronnel have the option to override rejections and approve for any deposit account.  Of course, you need to convince them or offer a plausible explanation for whatever blemish that may appear on your telecheck or whatever system used.  Even Citi, the most rigid of banks allows their personnel to approve any deposit account at their discretion.

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DVH1980
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Re: Recommend a secured card

Yeah, Amex was probably a mistake, but we've all done it :smileyhappy: At this point in the game, I dont think an extra INQ or 2 will hurt you. I know when I applied for USAA it was for their unsecured card and they denied me with a 611 score. They did counter with an offer for the secured card though. Only cost me 1 pull.

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Ashleyma23
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Re: Recommend a secured card

Open 123 for a bank account ?
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Ashleyma23
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Re: Recommend a secured card

I applied online for a checking account.
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Open123
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Re: Recommend a secured card


Ashleyma23 wrote:
Open 123 for a bank account ?

Yes, for a banking deposit account.  Afterwards, you can apply for secured card and see if you'd be approved.

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DaveSignal
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Re: Recommend a secured card


DVH1980 wrote:

USAA secured cards are much easier to obtain than their unsecured. I was able to get approved for an unsecured USAA card after having my Secured USAA for a few months. I think that is the better way to go in the long run as USAA will grow with you. You will quickly outgrow a Cap 1 card.


+1.  My thoughts exactly.  I wouldn't be gardening today if I hadn't started rebuilding my credit with a USAA secured card.

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