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How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

MB54
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How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

Are there any prime credit cards for a person with a 620 credit score across 3 reporting agencies?

MB
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ImTheDevil
Community Leader
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Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

The only way I see it would be to go with a secured Discover. Get that, fund it with as high a limit as you can, and use it responsibly. It should graduate in 7 months or so and your deposit will be returned, making it unsecured. Disco has been known to increase your limit at this time too. From there, manage carefully and build responsibly and your scores will continue to climb into the territory that allows other prime cards to become possible. As of now though, 620 will not likely get you in with an unsecured prime revolver.


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CreditSweeper
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Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?


@MB54 wrote:

Are there any prime credit cards for a person with a 620 credit score across 3 reporting agencies?


What do you consider prime?  Anything non-predatory?  If so, you might be able to get a card from a CU (NFCU has approved with lower scores), or Capital One, for example. 

 

If youre limiting prime to the likes of AMEX, Citi, Chase, etc. you’re not likely to have much luck in that space yet. 

Personal Credit -
AMEX: Platinum, Gold, Green, Blue Cash Preferred
PNC: Cash Rewards, Points
BOA: Cash Rewards
NFCU: Flagship Rewards, Cash Rewards, CLOC
PSECU: Founders
BB&T: Spectrum Cash Rewards
CapOne: Quicksilver
Discover: IT Chrome, IT
Synchrony: PayPal 2%, PayPal Credit
Barclays: Uber
PenFed: Power Cash Rewards, Platinum Rewards
Alliant: Visa Signature
Goldman Sachs: Apple Card
BBVA: Clear Points
FNBO: Rewards
Store Cards: Target, Macy’s



Business Credit-
AMEX: Delta Gold, Amazon Prime, Simply Cash Plus
PNC: Visa Business
Synchrony: Lowes
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rbentley
Established Contributor

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

A subprime credit score will rarely result in success getting a prime credit card. The better the card/rewards, the higher the score required.  I dont think even Credit Karma would give you even "fair" approval odds for a prime card with a 620 score.

 

As has been pointed out, what do you consider "prime"?  Is there a particular card or rewards structure you are looking for?  

 

Continue rebuiding and improving your credit profile amd you will see your preapprovals and odds of getting the "better" cards improve.

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corpcrmgr
Valued Contributor

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

If you are looking just to have a prestigious credit card to maybe impress others, find a relative, significant other, or really good friend that will allow you to be an authorized user on his or her card.

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calyx
Super Contributor

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

If by "prime" you mean 'banks that appear to have better reputations and are not predatory,'  then you may need to look into secured cards.

I got a USBank (the regular Visa - it has an AF, but when it graduates, you can PC it to Cash+) and Citi Secured (can be PCed to DoubleCash) with 610 FICO8.   I'm in it for the long haul, so I didn't mind spending money to start a relationship with these lenders (plus, longer credit history with my goal cards if/when I get them).  Discover would be the other good, secured card that graduates.   WF, BoA, Cap1 all have secured card programs as well.   As mentioned above, credit unions are usually a pretty good resource for less than stellar profiles as well.

If you go secured, make sure to see if they graduate (if that's important to you) and what their terms are for graduation, or if you just close the account when your scores are better and you want your deposit money back.

As always, YMMV with varying credit files.



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MB54
Established Member

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

Thank you very much.
MB
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MB54
Established Member

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?

I have heard good thing about Chase.
MB
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xaximus
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Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?


@MB54 wrote:
I have heard good thing about Chase.

I would not apply for Chase. A 620 score will most likely not yield an approval.



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calyx
Super Contributor

Re: How can I get and or qualify a prime credit card with a 620 credit score?


@xaximus wrote:

@MB54 wrote:
I have heard good thing about Chase.

I would not apply for Chase. A 620 score will most likely not yield an approval.


I concur - they will probably not give you a card.
You can also check preapproval/qualification links at various banks and see if anything hits.   Please note - prequal is not a guarantee, but it might give you an idea.



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