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Easiest cards to get approved for

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Easiest cards to get approved for

Hello,

I need 2 credit cards to boost my credit score. Right now I have 0 open accounts and hence fico is punishing me for having no open accounts.

I am pre-approved for Capone platinum and QS1. Any other cards you recommend I should app for and is easy approval? My scores are really low.

Fico 8:
Ex: 566
EQ: 503
TU: 525

2 baddies on all 3, settled BofA charge-off, charge off with WFDS reporting 0 balance.

No open accounts. Though I have added myself to my sisters CCs

Starting Score: 10/18/2018 EX: 491 EQ: 482 TU: 476
Goal Score: 10/18/2019 EX: 650 EQ: 650 TU: 650


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Frequent Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

In order of easiest (safe) I would say - All secured of course 

Open Sky - No HP

Green Dot - No HP

Discover  - 2 HP

Capital One - 3 HP

BB&T Spectrum Rewards, Discover IT, Capital One Platnium, Open Sky, Green Dot, NFCU Go Rewards - AU Citi Sears, Capital One Quicksilver, Amex Cash Magnet, Amex ED, Chase Sapphire Preferred, NFCU Plat, Chase FU

Started 6/6/2018 EX - 588 ; EQ - 667 ; TU 575
Updated 11/2018







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Established Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

I’d avoid the QS1 if I were you. It’s an annual fee card whose cashback won’t offset it without a large annual spend. If you go CapOne, take the Platinum as it often can be changed after a few months to a no AF QS. Get the OpenSky, manage responsibly a few months, and start checking Discover’s prequals - it’s a great card, and if you go secured, it’ll typically unsecure after 6-7 months into a straight up Discover card, you’ll get your deposit back, and quite possibly a nice line increase to boot.
Rebuild commenced 5/2018

AmEx Delta Skymiles Gold | AmEx Hilton Honors | Discover IT | Target | VS | Home Depot | CapOne QuickSilver | Wayfair | Kohl’s | Indigo Plat (RIP 2/2019 before AF comes due)



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New Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

Thanks guys!

 


@ImTheDevil wrote:
I’d avoid the QS1 if I were you. It’s an annual fee card whose cashback won’t offset it without a large annual spend. If you go CapOne, take the Platinum as it often can be changed after a few months to a no AF QS. Get the OpenSky, manage responsibly a few months, and start checking Discover’s prequals - it’s a great card, and if you go secured, it’ll typically unsecure after 6-7 months into a straight up Discover card, you’ll get your deposit back, and quite possibly a nice line increase to boot.

Discover graduates just after 6-7 months? I am pre-approved for their secured card. You think initial deposit makes a difference when it comes to future SL?

 

For example, getting a $200 secured card compared to $2000?


Starting Score: 10/18/2018 EX: 491 EQ: 482 TU: 476
Goal Score: 10/18/2019 EX: 650 EQ: 650 TU: 650


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Established Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

It’s very possible. $200 is the minimum but if you can do more, I would, as it makes the card easier to manage. Disco DPs are all over the place but it may help.
Rebuild commenced 5/2018

AmEx Delta Skymiles Gold | AmEx Hilton Honors | Discover IT | Target | VS | Home Depot | CapOne QuickSilver | Wayfair | Kohl’s | Indigo Plat (RIP 2/2019 before AF comes due)



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Community Leader
Super Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

Getting any unsecured cards on those scores is difficult,,unless you can join Navy. If im rebuilding and i could get the QS1, even with an AF id take it. Thats a legit unsecured card. Just a rhought, though 3 hps is steep
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Valued Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for


@ace5 wrote:

Thanks guys!

 


@ImTheDevil wrote:
I’d avoid the QS1 if I were you. It’s an annual fee card whose cashback won’t offset it without a large annual spend. If you go CapOne, take the Platinum as it often can be changed after a few months to a no AF QS. Get the OpenSky, manage responsibly a few months, and start checking Discover’s prequals - it’s a great card, and if you go secured, it’ll typically unsecure after 6-7 months into a straight up Discover card, you’ll get your deposit back, and quite possibly a nice line increase to boot.

Discover graduates just after 6-7 months? I am pre-approved for their secured card. You think initial deposit makes a difference when it comes to future SL?

 

For example, getting a $200 secured card compared to $2000?


When my secured $200 Discover graduated, my SL was $2000 and a few months later I received a unicorn auto CLI to $3000. YMMV













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Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

If you can't afford an annual fee of $39 a year, you should not have a credit card period and thats for anyone. QS1 is not a bad card to get, I started with Qs1 500 CL and in 5 months they gave me a total of 3500 CL and on the 6th month I PCed to a VentureOne. At this point if Cap one is giving you credit based on your score you should take it and build off that. Plus if you use the card a lot and pay it off it pays your AF because you get 1.5% cash back.



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Established Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

Ideally, you want 3 revolvers and a loan to maximize your score. With the scores you have currently, I would take what you can get (Cap1 is still better then some predatory lenders like Credit1). As time goes with usage, payment and taking care of your credit, other cards will open up. At that point, you can PC the card to something else or close it (it stays on your CR for 10 years so you don't lose the history).

I would also recommend working on the baddies, see what you can do to get those cleared off (payment, GW or request for PFD, etc.). Once your score starts going up, other card options will become available.
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Community Leader
Senior Contributor

Re: Easiest cards to get approved for

QS1s are frequently very difficult to product-change. Around here, we see a lot more frustration than success. Platinums, on the other hand, are usually very easy to upgrade after a few months.

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