How To Get A Credit Card With Bad Credit? - Limited/Bad/Fair Credit Questions


ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE: is an independent, advertising-supported web site. receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » Questions » User Questions » Limited/Bad/Fair Credit » How To Get A Credit Card With Bad Credit?

How To Get A Credit Card With Bad Credit?

Answered on | Updated on July 24th, 2010
The content is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change.

A common problem that many people are facing today is that of bad credit. Despite being overly cautious, there are situations that might end up causing your credit to deteriorate significantly. Hence, when things go out of control, you might end up panicking and lose a lot of money. In order to prevent this from happening, it is important to take the right steps and ensure that you don’t struggle with monetary matters. There are a number of things that you can do in order to take care that your current financial situation might bring you down and make it impossible to even buy basic necessities.

The good news is that many financial institutions still sympathize with individuals that have bad credit. Hence, they are willing to do what it takes in order to retain customers. So, don’t fall for the myth that bad credit normally means the end of your credit card days. This is completely untrue, and in most cases, can be disregarded without paying much heed to it. With just a couple of simple measures, it is possible to get a good credit card today, without really worrying about whether or not you might get approved in the process.

However, there are some aspects of this that you might have to be okay with. These include things like getting credit cards with normally low credit limits, or somewhat higher interest rates. But, under no circumstance will you be denied the credit card altogether. This is an extreme step that credit card companies will not resort to, unless you have a terrible credit score and other critical financial issues. Most of us should find it relatively simple to obtain a credit card even with a poor credit score.

It would make sense to do a little research before applying for credit cards. Another option that you can consider is to go in for prepaid credit cards, which are like credit cards, but require you to pay the money in advance. Most of these might not even help in building your credit score, which is another thing that you might have to keep in mind. Hence, look at all the different aspects before you can decide on any particular credit card as the one to go in for. If you need help, go online to conduct your research. You can also contact someone knowledgeable to help you out with the process and ensure that you get what you want.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
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.
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Perfect credit not required for approval; we may approve you when others won’t
Fair/Bad Credit
Instant $500 Credit Line. No Credit Check.
Bad Credit
Monthly reporting to the three major credit bureaus
Fair/Bad Credit

Other Questions in
Limited/Bad/Fair Credit

You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!