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HSBC student card??

First time poster but long time lurker...  Has anyone ever heard of HSBC's student mastercard? It doesn't seem to be super popular. I know there are better cards out there, but I'm about to study abroad and would feel better if I could get another Visa or MC with no FTFs for emergencies.

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@astraea3 wrote:

First time poster but long time lurker...  Has anyone ever heard of HSBC's student mastercard? It doesn't seem to be super popular. I know there are better cards out there, but I'm about to study abroad and would feel better if I could get another Visa or MC with no FTFs for emergencies.


If you provide a few more data points, we would be able to provide you with additional recommendations

 

Cap One student card has no FTF and application process will be less of the pain in the rear. 

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Re: HSBC student card??


@astraea3 wrote:

First time poster but long time lurker...  Has anyone ever heard of HSBC's student mastercard? It doesn't seem to be super popular. I know there are better cards out there, but I'm about to study abroad and would feel better if I could get another Visa or MC with no FTFs for emergencies.

 

 

If you have less than a month before you head for abroad then I suggest to stay away from HSBC as they’ve been reported to be notoriously slow in their UW process that could take even more than a month from start to finish.


 

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@Remedios I’m very new to credit. I have a CapOne secured ($400, 2 mos old, wasn’t really thinking about using abroad when I got it otherwise would’ve gone for a higher limit). My program told me Discover and AMEX aren’t accepted, unfortunately.
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@JR_TX Thanks for the warning! I leave in four weeks so will probably stay away
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The card is also super new, that's why not many people talk about it.
As far as I know, HSBC prefer people who have checking accounts with them, but that doesn't mean you won't get approved at all without an account with them
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