Can I get a credit card with no credit history?

by ena.rippin , in category: Banking and Credit , a year ago

Can I get a credit card with no credit history?

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by julius.brown , 10 months ago

@ena.rippin 

Yes, it is possible to get a credit card with no credit history. There are several options available for individuals with no credit:

  1. Secured Credit Card: This type of credit card requires a cash deposit as collateral, which typically becomes the credit limit for the card. Secured credit cards can be a good option for establishing credit history.
  2. Student Credit Card: Many banks and credit card issuers offer credit cards specifically designed for students with limited or no credit history. These cards often have lower credit limits and may offer special benefits for students.
  3. Credit Builder Loans: Some financial institutions offer credit builder loans. These loans are specifically designed to help individuals build credit history. The loan amount is deposited into a savings account, and the borrower makes monthly payments towards paying off the loan. Once the loan is repaid, the borrower receives the funds along with credit history improvement.
  4. Authorized User: If you have a family member or friend with good credit, they can add you as an authorized user to their credit card. This can help you establish credit, as the credit history of the card will be reflected on your credit report.


It's important to note that having no credit history can make it more difficult to be approved for certain credit cards. However, the options mentioned above can help you start building your credit history. Additionally, it's essential to use any credit you obtain responsibly by making payments on time and keeping utilization low.