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If you find a credit card specified as instant approval online, think twice before you make that application. "Instant" implies different things depending on the situation. Generally, it means a faster lending decision process that saves time and allows for an earlier card-use.
But banks still need some time to look through the application to assess your risk and you can find that "instant" doesn't actually stand for instanteous. Besides, there are some requirements to meet to be eligible for instant credit decision. Without the basic knowledge about the instant approval type of cards, applicants get denied and their FICO scores get a hit, which weakens their eligibility.
Need a plastic card ASAP? Read on to ensure success one you fill out an instant application form online.
A bank may offer a number of services referred to as "instant". When surfing the Net in search of a credit card, you'll be offered "instant approval", "instant decision" and "instant credit". Don't mix them up as the idea and peculiarities of the approval decision process lead to different results.
Instant approval cards are widely spread and are designed for good/excellent types of credit rating. The key thing is to find a deal which specifies instant approval availability in its terms and conditions.
Qualifying customers do not get the card number right away. It will take some time for the bank to review the application and quickly check your credit report online to make a final decision. The advantage as compared to regular cards is you get approved faster and so receive the plastic sooner. Best instant approval products are offered to reliable customers who can take advantage of low interest rates on purchases and balance transfers, no fees and rewards.
Instant decision does not mean approval. Usually, the bank provides an instant response with tentative decision but may delay the approval or decline if the lending decision needs more scrutiny. So, the better your credit meets the lender's eligibility requirements, the more chances you have to become a card user soon.
Instant credit is rarely used due to the risk of losses and card fraud involved. It does not only imply instant approval but also offers a temporary card number to enable making purchases immediately online. In questionable cases, a bank may need a few days to make a better inquiry and ensure the right decision.
Most people who look for "instant" cards online are interested in how the processing goes and whether it is as secure as sending the application traditionally in the mail. If you are on a legitimate credit card website, there's no reason to be afraid of fraud. Authorized resources provide links to applications on the major banks' websites which use the latest internet security tools. Another concern is how quickly you actually receive the card. It depends on the issuer but typically it takes no more than 7 business days to get it in the mail. You can get more details through contacting the bank's customer service.