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Is it possible to get a credit card on no credit?

Answered on | Updated on July 26th, 2010
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There are many people today that don`t have any kind of credit history to their name. For such individuals, the option to go in for a credit card might not necessarily be something that they can confidently go in for. Hence, it can get quite challenging to plan out the finances without considering the usage of a credit card. Fortunately, this is not always the case, as there are people today that have been able to get credit cards even without having any kind of credit history. There are multiple techniques that you can adapt in order to achieve this end result.

The first thing that you need to do is to research all the different options that you have. Since credit cards are something that are usually opted for by those people that are well versed with the nuances of managing money, you need to be sure that you won`t be careless with the card and end up spending a lot of money that you don`t have to begin with. Most people complain about the evils of credit cards because they fail to realize the efficient way of using them. In the end, they blame the card for all the money problems that they have.

Hence, like stated previously, you need to know which companies are willing to take you in for credit cards and appropriately shortlist these, and only stick with them. Without a good knowledge about these, you might find it somewhat challenging to get approved at the right locations. Each bank or financial institution will have their own set of rules that you might have to be familiar with. Depending on the kind that is most suitable for your profile, you should go in for them.

Since you won`t have any credit history to offer, it is likely that you will not have a lot of credit to offer. Additionally, you also will have to keep in mind that your interest rates will be typically on the higher side, because no company will want to take a risk with your profile. After a certain point in time, it is possible to upgrade to a better credit card. For this, you should make payments on time and ensure that you don`t simply end up building debt, without being able to clear them. In this way, you can build a solid credit history and enjoy the benefits of premium cards.

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