If I apply to the Open Sky secured card will I be able to raise my credit score?

Answered on December 20, 2017
Updated on December 20, 2017
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Amy Miller Amy Miller
Yes. The OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card is reported to the three major credit bureaus monthly. As this card is secured it requires a deposit to act as collateral on your credit card account. To build your credit make sure you make your monthly credit card payments on time. Skipped or missed credit card payments are also reported, so try to avoid being late. Late payments can easily damage your credit score.
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A secured card may be a great option though for getting a credit card and rebuilding your credit as secured cards are usually reported to the credit bureaus – Experian, TransUnion or Equifax. The credit limit on a secured credit card is established by the security deposit an applicant pays. Your initial deposit is usually refundable, and there are secured cards with fair fee schedules and good customer service. It means that secured credit cards work like unsecured credit cards: a cardholder will receive statements every month and will be required to make card payments monthly. The security...
Secured cards require an upfront security deposit to be paid. The credit limit on a secured credit card will be equal to the deposit you pay. The deposit is usually fully refundable. The issuers of secured credit cards can report them to credit bureaus as unsecured credit accounts. The unsecured credit cards do not require a security deposit, but may charge application and activation fees. The credit limit is determined based on applicant’s creditworthiness.
Prepaid cards do not help your credit because the activity on the card is not reported to the credit bureaus. But secured cards are good option if you want to improve your credit history. The issuers of secured credit cards report the credit performance to the major credit bureaus. So if you want to improve your credit, consider a secured credit card.

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