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Will instant approval cards help in fixing bad credit?

Answered on | Updated on November 23rd, 2010
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Once you get into bad credit, it is impossible to obtain any more credit cards or loans even when it is most essential for you. It becomes important to fix your bad credit history and make amends at the earliest so you don’t face anymore road blocks. Instant approval credit cards can prove to be handy tools in helping you rework on your bad credit and change it for better. However, in order to achieve this objective, you have to choose the instant approval cards wisely.

Considering the various uses of the credit card, it is impossible to lead life without these plastic cards. You need them for online purchases, hotel reservations and for car rentals. You have to understand that the instant approval cards that are given to people with bad credit will come with a price. The rate of interest on these cards will be high, but if you use it wisely and with restraint it can prove to be the best way to improve your credit rating.

The transactions you make using the instant approval cards, just like in the case of any other cards, will be reported to the three major credit bureaus in the country that keep track of the credit history. Hence, you will have to ensure you make your payments on time and clear off your balances regularly if you want to maintain a good track record. Also, there are some banks and financial institutions that will take the good payment record into consideration and bring down the interest rate after about six months to a year. So, in addition to building your credit history, you can also get good deals in the long run.

However, if you want the instant approval credit cards to completely work in your favor, you should ensure you choose the right ones with the best features and benefits. Though the rate of interest will be on the higher side, compare various instant approval cards and find the ones that are offering the best rates. Don’t miss out on asking the lending company about the various charges associated with the cards. Some of the fees you should be aware well in advance are the late fees, annual fees and other penalties. Ask about the grace period so you can repay the amount spent before it accrues any interest. Stay away from cards that are ambiguous in their terms and conditions. Opt for the ones that are transparent with the fine print.

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