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Credit Cards for People with Limited or No Credit History

 

Having trouble getting a card because you have limited or no credit history? Below are credit cards from our partner banks and credit card companies for people with limited or no credit history.

The following credit cards from our partners may help build, rebuild, or re-establish your credit history if you make on time minimum payments with all of your creditors and maintain your account balances below the credit limits.

There are fees associated with these credit cards and prepaid cards in addition to the annual fee. Please read the terms and conditions for each card when applying.

 
     

     
 
Discover it® chrome for Students with $20 Cashback Bonus
Discover it® chrome for Students with $20 Cashback Bonus

Discover it® chrome for Students with $20 Cashback Bonus

 

  • Experience our cash rewards with $20 cash back after you make your first purchase within 3 months of approval.*
  • 2% cash back on up to $1,000 in combined purchases at restaurants and gas stations every quarter - no sign-ups needed.* 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. No late fee on your first late payment. And paying late won't increase your APR.*
  • Free FICO® Credit Score online and on your monthly statements so you can track your score's progress.*
  • Free text alerts can remind you when your payment is due. And free mobile app helps you stay on top of your account.
  • 100% U.S.- based customer service — day or night.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply."
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/A10.99%6 months12.99% - 21.99% Variable*$0Fair Credit

Discover it® for Students
Discover it® for Students

Discover it® for Students

 

  • No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. No late fee on your first late payment. And paying late won't increase your APR.*
  • 5% cashback in categories that change each quarter up to the quarterly maximum after you sign up for 5%. 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Free FICO® Credit Score on monthly statements, online and in our mobile app.*
  • 100% U.S.- based customer service — day or night.
  • Each Discover purchase is monitored. If it's unusual, you're alerted by e-mail, phone or text-and never responsible for unauthorized Discover card purchases.
  • 0% intro APR* on purchases for 6 months, then the standard variable purchase APR of 12.99% - 21.99%.
  • Free text alerts can remind you when your payment is due. And free mobile app helps you stay on top of your account.
  • *See rates, rewards, free FICO® Credit Score terms and other info by clicking "Apply."
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0%
6 months10.99%6 months12.99%-21.99% Variable*$0Fair Credit

Horizon Gold Card
Horizon Gold Card

Horizon Gold Card

 

  • Reports to major credit bureau
  • Fast online approval
  • Unsecured credit limit
  • No credit check
  • No employment check
  • $500 initial credit line
  • 0% APR
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
0.00%
N/AN/AN/A0% (Fixed)$24.95 benefits plan membership will be auto-debited monthlyBad Credit

PayPal™ Prepaid MasterCard®
PayPal™ Prepaid MasterCard®

PayPal™ Prepaid MasterCard®

 

  • Instantly transfer money from your PayPal Account to your PayPal Prepaid MasterCard!
  • Use free direct deposit and get your paychecks and tax refund faster!
  • Get account alerts on your mobile device or download our App to check your balance and see recent transactions
  • Open an optional savings account currently offering a 5.00% APY for balances up to $5,000 (new)
  • Earn Cash back rewards from specially selected stores, restaurants and more
  • No credit check, overdraft fees or interest charges.
  • Safer than carrying cash - use it to pay for everyday purchases.
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/AN/A$4.95 monthly feeNo Credit Check

AccountNow® Prepaid MasterCard®
AccountNow® Prepaid MasterCard®

AccountNow® Prepaid MasterCard®

 

  • $0 Monthly Fee†
  • No Credit Check∞ or ChexSystems check
  • Instant account number
  • Free† Direct Deposit - paycheck, benefits, tax refunds
  • Easy 24/7 online account access
  • Earn purchase rewards and refer-a-friend cash bonus
  • Use it everywhere MasterCard debit card is accepted
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/AN/Aup to $9.95 monthly feeNo Credit Check

UNITY® Visa Secured Credit Card - The Comeback Card™
UNITY® Visa Secured Credit Card - The Comeback Card™

UNITY® Visa Secured Credit Card - The Comeback Card™

 

  • A secured credit card designed to help rebuild your credit
  • Reports to all 3 major credit bureaus
  • Low, fixed (Not variable) interest rate of 17.99%
  • Your security deposit can get you Min. $250/Max. $10,000 credit limit
  • Manage your account online
  • No application fee or penalty rate
  • Credit line secured by fully-refundable FDIC insured deposit submitted with application
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/A9.95%6 months17.99% (Fixed)$39Bad Credit

JourneySM Student Rewards from Capital One®
Journey<sup>SM</sup> Student Rewards from Capital One®

Journey<sup>SM</sup> Student Rewards from Capital One®

 

  • Earn 1% cash back on every purchase
  • For every month you pay on time, you receive a 25% bonus—that's a total of 1.25% cash back
  • There's no limit to the amount of cash back you can earn, and rewards don't expire
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Pay no annual fee or foreign transaction fees
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Pick the monthly payment due date that works best for you
  • Get free access to your credit score and learn how everyday decisions can affect your score using Capital One® Credit Tracker
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A19.8% (Variable)$0Average*

First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card
First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

 

  • Nationwide Program though not yet available in NY, IA, AR, or WI
  • Receive Your Card More Quickly with New Expedited Processing Option
  • No Credit History or Minimum Credit Score Required for Approval
  • Good for Car Rental, Hotels; Anywhere Credit Cards are Accepted!
  • Monthly Reporting to all 3 Major Credit Bureaus to Establish Credit History
  • Credit Line Secured by Your Fully-Refundable Deposit of $300 -- $2,000 Submitted with Application
  • Just Pay Off Your Balance and Receive Your Deposit Back at Any Time
  • 24/7 Online Access to Your Account
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A19.99% (Variable)$29Bad Credit

First Progress Platinum Prestige MasterCard® Secured Credit Card
First Progress Platinum Prestige MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

First Progress Platinum Prestige MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

 

  • 24/7 Online Access to Your Account
  • Our card reports monthly to all three major bureaus and approval is based upon a fully-refundable security deposit.
  • We can approve you at any credit score, no minimum required.
  • No processing or application fees required.
  • Full-featured Platinum MasterCard, accepted for car rentals, hotels, and millions of other locations worldwide.
  • Refundable security deposit required at time of application, only apply when you have a min of $300 to deposit immediately from a checking account or debit card.
  • Nationwide Program though not yet available in NY, IA, AR, or WI
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A11.99% (Variable)$44Bad Credit

First Progress Platinum Select MasterCard® Secured Credit Card
First Progress Platinum Select MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

First Progress Platinum Select MasterCard® Secured Credit Card

 

  • Nationwide Program though not yet available in NY, IA, AR, or WI
  • Receive Your Card More Quickly with New Expedited Processing Option
  • No Credit History or Minimum Credit Score Required for Approval
  • Good for Car Rental, Hotels; Anywhere Credit Cards are Accepted!
  • Monthly Reporting to all 3 Major Credit Bureaus to Establish Credit History
  • Credit Line Secured by Your Fully-Refundable Deposit of $300 -- $2,000 Submitted with Application
  • Just Pay Off Your Balance and Receive Your Deposit Back at Any Time
  • 24/7 Online Access to Your Account
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A14.99% (Variable)$39Bad Credit

 
     

     
 
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