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Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

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Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

Just curious if all secured cards report as secured credit card? I just had US bank secured card hit my Equifax today and unfortunately it says "Secured Credit Card" in big bold writing.

 

Should it even matter to me? I guess I was thinking that lenders might see that and be less inclined to want to grant me credit a year from now.

 

Also my score went up from 673 to 725 with the deletion of one 25 dollar collection and also I guess because of the new credit. 

 

Thanks




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Frequent Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

I don't know if they all do, but the one I'm an AU on says secured on it, too.

 

Congratulations on the score jump!

Message 2 of 22
Regular Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

USAA Secured Cards don't. I can't speak for any others.

 

It probably only makes a difference in a manual review of your credit file.

 

If this is your only open CC, that would sure give you a point increase.

Along the same lines, if that was your only (or most recent) collection, your score would see a boost. 

2009-10 - C/Os
2011 - Debts paid, no open credit
2012 - Rebuilding started, secured cards opened, SL rehabbed - EQ myFICO 636
2014 - 10k Discover, 3.5k Freedom, AmEx Green, SL, Auto Loan - EQ myFICO 695
Message 3 of 22
Regular Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

Thanks Fuzzybean, I had no idea one 25 dollar collection would drag me that far down. Or maybe it's the opening of the new US Bank Secured that has me up. I have no idea which bumped me up that high, just happy.




Message 4 of 22
Regular Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

It is the collection that bumped you up. I had a $94 collection removed and it bumped up my score by nearly 60 points. It goes to show to PIF every time. (:
TU 746 (10/13)
GOAL: 750+






Message 5 of 22
Regular Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

That's good to know, thanks for the info.

 

I'm wondering what's going to happen with my Repossession falls off next month. That's the last negative trade on my equifax report and the worst of the baddies with a 6000 balance. 725 to 775 maybe? I will check in next month.

 

 

 

 




Message 6 of 22
Established Member

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

My Capital One secured CC doesn't report "secured".

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Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

+1 on the capital one secured card - mine does not report as "secured" either

Message 8 of 22
Established Member

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

My Open Sky does not report as "secured" either.  I checked all 3.

Message 9 of 22
Regular Contributor

Re: Do All Secured Credit Cards Report as "Secured Credit Card?"

Thanks




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