Am I gonna be able to receive a credit card? I have no credit that I know of and have always been turned down for credit cards.

Answered on November 17, 2011
Updated on November 17, 2011
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We advise you to find out why you've been denied. If you are turned down, your credit card issuer typically mail you a letter of explanation. You also have the right to receive a free copy of your credit report and your credit score used to make the decision. Check your credit report for errors.

If your applications for unsecured credit cards are rejected, you may consider a co-signer on your credit card application. You may also apply for a secured credit card which can help you build credit if managed responsibly.  

As for the credit cards aimed at limited or no credit, we’ve got great offers you can choose from and apply online for. Please remember that several new applications for credit submitted within a short period of time can lead to more denials.

All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.

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