What to do if you have no credit? Secured credit cards and one way to establish credit
It is an age old catch-22; you can not get credit, because you do not have credit. Have you ever heard that before? Many people establish credit when they are very young by having a parent add them on to an account, or co-sign for a car or credit card. However, what if this is not the case for you? How can you establish credit, so that you may prove to a creditor that you have a history of paying your bills on time?
One way to establish credit is to get a secured credit card. A secured
card will work just as any other credit card will, however, these cards
require a security deposit.
So, if you start with a deposit, or security, of $200, the creditor
will give you a $200 limit. If you pay your bill on time, after a
while, some companies will even return your deposit, and increase your
The goal here is to prove to the creditors that you are
responsible with credit, so, it would be best to only charge a small
amount each month, and pay your bill off monthly.
Now, it is also important to shop around when looking for a secured card as these cards
come with different annual, monthly, or set up costs. Also, you want to
make sure that the creditor reports to all three of the credit
reporting agencies ie. Trans Union, Equifax, and Experian.
Again, good credit will save you many, many thousands of dollars over your
lifetime, so it is imperative that you protect it. If you have any
questions about credit, and would like to speak with an expert, please
contact Morgan Financial at 321-757-3570 or email@example.com
Like everything else, there are lots of Secured Credit card scams out there. I have
attached a link below to the Us Governments Federal Trade Commissions
website below that has some great information on scams surrounding these
cards. You may want to check this out before you shop for a card.