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Is instant approval a myth or a reality?

Answered on | Updated on July 22nd, 2010
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With companies promising you instant approval on a number of things, it is understandable if you are skeptical of the term and are wondering about whether or not such a concept really exists in the market today. Many people misunderstand these terms to be something else altogether, which is why they end up getting disappointed when things don’t exactly turn out like how they would have expected them to be. However, clearly understanding what the term stands for would perhaps prepare you better for planning your finances and taking the right decisions. It is crucial to take advantage of these things so that you don’t end up missing out on opportunities to boost your monetary position.

Firstly, the term instant approval usually refers to credit cards that are approved for certain customers that satisfy certain set conditions. Hence, if some card is being advertised with the feature of instant approval, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will get approved instantly. The profile that is required in order to be instantly approved should tally with your profile or should be lower than what you are able to provide. It is only if these conditions match that you can look forward to being instantly approved.

The conditions that the banks or financial institutions set for these cards are not something extraordinary and difficult to match. In most cases, you can safely say that you will be able to satisfy these conditions without really having to do anything extra. However, if you have an abysmal credit score or are someone without a decent credit history, then you can safely assume that you will not be instantly approved. Hence, remembering these things and not just assuming things is a way of ensuring that you are in fact getting what you paid for.

Just because you are instantly approved for something, it doesn’t mean that you have to go in for it. Remember that there are many other things that you would have to remember in order to be absolutely sure that the card you choose is in fact something that you do want. Also, look at the other aspects of the card, like the other benefits that it offers and things like that to be sure that you are in fact picking out the ideal card that is suitable for your profile. If at any point you are unsure about something, always have it clarified before you are blinded by the term instant approval and simply sign up for the card.

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