Many people find themselves in a negative situation where they have incurred a poor credit history, and wonder how they can remedy the situation to make it possible to secure a credit card in the future?
In the United States individual financial information is compiled by three credit reporting companies; Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. The reporting companies are contacted by those companies responsible for issuing credit cards, when an individual applies for credit. They are the ones responsible for obtaining credit information and review a credit score based on that compiled figure. Whether or not an individual can be eligible for a card usually depends on a positive score from one of these bureaus.
Individuals with a negative credit score have a much harder time receiving approval for a card than those with good credit. Fortunately, there are certain ways to help improve credit scores.
One good way is to apply for a bad credit credit card. This type of card is designed for people who cannot get access to the other forms of credit. People who do have bad credit can expect their credit information to be supplied to all three credit bureaus each month, and if the account is kept current and payments are up to date, individuals with poor credit can rebuild their credit scores over time.
These cards are mainly designed for riskier clients and they will be charged an Annual Percentage Rate. Which also include an annual cardholder fee. These charges act as an incentive to individuals to make sure their payments are made to avoid higher interest rates.
There are also many benefits depending on the company issuing the card. One major benefit that some cards offer is Purchase Protection. Cardholders are assured that if any purchases are made fraudulently they will not be subject to premium fees. Users can also take advantage of having their accounts viewable and available for payments 24 hours a day through the internet with a toll-free number in case of emergencies or questions regarding their bills.
Author: Nick MakarykThis author has published 2 articles so far.