I have fair credit, but wanted to apply to one of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union credit cards. Will I still be eligible for one of their cards. Also, where can I apply for one?

Answered on February 13, 2018
Updated on February 13, 2018
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
Well, when it comes to credit issuers, there is one thing you always have to remember. When you apply for any credit card, not just the PenFed card, your current credit score is not going to be the only thing the credit issuer is going to check, there are several other factors they will also look into. Your current credit score will still play a very important role in the issuer deciding whether or not you will be approved for the card. I would say, as long as you have a credit score that is at least fair, you have a good chance of being approved. You can apply for one of their cards by visiting their website and following the steps to become a member of the PenFed credit union.
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