I am 17 years old and have been working since I was 15. I just want one so I can start to build my credit. Are there any credit cards I can get?
Answered on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 by
Amy Miller

At 17, most likely you are going to face some difficulties qualifying for any credit card. According to new credit card laws banks and credit card issuers are not allowed to issue credit cards to anyone under 21 unless they have a parent co-signer on the credit card accounts or provide proof they have sufficient income to qualify for the credit card that is they are able to repay their card debt.
So, do it, show proof of your sufficient income or ask your parents to help you. If your parents are willing to help, alternatively you can contact their credit card companies to see if you can get a credit card from them. With your parents as co-signers it is possible you will be able to get a traditional credit card. If you want to compare cards and apply online for the card you like best BestCreditOffers.com is a good website to visit. Be good with your money and know that credit cards are not something to take lightly.

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