I'm currently 9 months from completing my 13, thankfully my trustee views secured cards as not being an extension of credit needing approval, with that in mind 3 months ago I started the process of building
In November I applied for USB Cash+ Secured, I did IIB USB in my 13 so was a little worried about how they'd react, had a minor hiccup to verify ID but once that was completed no issues with approving the card
1/31/22 I figured I'd go another step and apply for USB Alt Go Secured, called yesterday to be sure there were no ID hiccups, agent told me "nope, I see it approved - we'll withdraw your funds and issue the card shortly"
Next up - I'm hearing NFCU will issue a secured card while in a 13, so in a couple weeks I'll give that a try
Hopefully with 3 cards reporting I'll have a jump start on rebuilding once I finish my 13 later this fall, just have a few incorrect items posting from Mich Ed CU that I'm working with them to correct (they reported 3 months of lates after my date of filing, when they went to correct it they reported a new 13 filing in Jan 22...ugh, hopefully they'll get this corrected soon)
Just an update, applied for the nRewards secure card, immediately got the credit pull notice, NFCU said they'd let me know in 24-48 hours, 6 hours later noticed the funds were now frozen/unavailable but showing in my account, 30 minutes later received an email saying I was approved 👍
so 3 secured cards open, I'm guessing I should now just sit back and wait til my case concludes in the fall (unless anyone has any other suggestions)