Secured credit cards to bail you out of a bad credit crisis

Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Updated: August 18th, 2011
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Struggling with the bad credit that caught up with you during the recession? The time to worry about how to overcome this problem seems to be over. The recovery of the economy is encouraging banks to reach out to people with a tarnished credit report to help them amend their mistakes. While getting unsecured credit cards to put these worries behind you may be tough, getting secured cards with favorable terms is definitely possible if you check through the options available. Here are a few secured credit cards that can help you repair your damaged credit report.

The Capital One Secured MasterCard is one of the cards in this segment worth signing up for. The bank does not conduct a credit check before issuing this card. All main transactions done using this card are reported on a regular basis to the three credit bureaus to help you work on your credit scores. While you can avail a credit limit of $3000 on the card on paying the security deposit, using the card prudently will help you increase the line of credit in future without having to pay a higher deposit. The card carries an annual fee of $29 and the interest rate is variable starting from 22.9%.

The Applied Bank Secured Visa Gold Credit Card is another secured card you can sign up for. This card does not carry any application or annual fees. This is one of the few cards that offer a low interest rate of 9.99% which is fixed and does not increase even in case of late payments. The credit limit on the card varies between $200 and $5000 depending on the money paid as security deposit.

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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