How To Get Credit Card
Many people wonder how to get a credit card if they have never had one or if they have had bad credit in the past. A credit card is not difficult to get if you have already established a good credit history. However, if it is your first credit card or if you have made financial mistakes in the past, it can be more difficult to get a credit card. Following these easy steps will help you find the right credit card for you.
- Apply for a credit card at the bank where your checking account is. These banks are more likely to issue you a credit card, especially if your account has been in good standing.
- Find a secured credit card company and fill out an application. A secured credit card allows you to build your credit, but the bank takes less risk because you put down a deposit, which is usually equal to the maximum amount that you can borrow.
- Ask someone to co-sign on a credit card with you. Because of the new credit card law that went into affect in February 2010, if you are under the age of 21 someone will have to co-sign with you.
- Build your credit by using a monthly payment program through a department or electronic store. If you can show on-time payments for a year you should be able to qualify for a credit card when you apply.
- Once you obtain a credit car you should make your monthly payments on time.
- In order to save money on interest you should try to pay the bill in full each month. If you are unable to do that, you should pay more than the minimum balance due each month. These habits will help to improve your credit score and prevent your from getting into trouble.