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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.

 
     

     
 
Capital One® Platinum Credit Card
Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

 

  • Pay no annual fee
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Use online banking to access your account, even from your smartphone with our mobile app
  • Pay by check, online, or at a local branch, all with no fee - and pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • Get access to your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Help strengthen your credit for the future with responsible card use
  • 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/A24.9% (Variable)$0Fair Credit

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card
Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

Capital One® QuicksilverOne® Cash Rewards Credit Card

 

  • Earn unlimited 1.5% cash back on every purchase, every day
  • No rotating categories or sign ups needed to earn cash rewards; plus, cash back doesn't expire and there's no limit to how much you can earn
  • Get a 20% Statement Credit on Uber rides purchased with this card through April 2016
  • 0% intro APR on purchases until May 2016; 22.9% variable APR after that
  • Balance transfers also have a 0% intro APR until May 2016
  • Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time
  • Fraud coverage if your card is ever lost or stolen
  • 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
0%
until May 20160%until May 201622.9% (Variable)$39Fair Credit

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®
Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One®

 

  • Earn 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 25% bonus on the cash back you earn each month you pay on time, for 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 or foreign transaction fees
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen
  • Pick the monthly due date that works best for you
  • 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)$0Fair Credit

Discover it® chrome for Students
Discover it® chrome for Students

Discover it® chrome for Students

 

  • New! Good Grades Rewards: $20 cash back each school year your GPA is 3.0 or higher for up to the next 5 years.*
  • No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. No late fee on first late payment & paying late won't raise your APR.*
  • 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 your other purchases.
  • Track your recent FICO® Credit Scores for free in one easy-to-read chart on monthly statements & online.* Plus get 100% U.S.-based service, text alert payment reminders & a mobile app.
  • New Freeze It℠ on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances & balance transfers on misplaced cards in seconds by mobile app & online.*
  • 0% intro APR* on purchases for 6 months, then the standard variable purchase APR of 12.99% - 21.99%.
  • New! Double all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically—only for new cardmembers.*
  • *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms & 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

Discover it® for Students
Discover it® for Students

Discover it® for Students

 

  • New! Good Grades Rewards: $20 cash back each school year your GPA is 3.0 or higher for up to the next 5 years.*
  • No annual fee. No overlimit fee. No foreign transaction fee. No late fee on first late payment & paying late won't raise your APR.*
  • 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter like gas, restaurants, Amazon.com and more—up to the quarterly maximum when you sign up.* 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Track your recent FICO® Credit Scores for free in one easy-to-read chart on monthly statements & online.* Plus get 100% U.S.-based service, text alert payment reminders & a mobile app.
  • New Freeze It℠ on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances & balance transfers on misplaced cards in seconds by mobile app & online.*
  • 0% intro APR* on purchases for 6 months, then the standard variable purchase APR of 12.99% - 21.99%.
  • New! Double all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year, automatically—only for new cardmembers.*
  • *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms & 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

Capital One® Secured MasterCard®
Capital One® Secured MasterCard®

Capital One® Secured MasterCard®

 

  • No annual fee, with all the credit building benefits
  • Unlike a prepaid card, it builds credit when used responsibly, with regular reporting to the 3 major credit bureaus
  • Free access to your credit score and learn how everyday decisions can affect your score using Capital One® Credit Tracker
  • Your minimum security deposit gets you a $200 credit line
  • You may qualify for a credit line increase based on your payment history and creditworthiness with no additional deposit required
  • Easily manage your account 24/7 with online access, by phone, or using our mobile app
  • It's a credit card accepted at millions of locations worldwide
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A24.9% (Variable)$0Bad Credit

OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card
OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card

OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card

 

  • Build Your Credit fast with our monthly reporting to all 3 major credit bureaus.
  • Choose your credit line as low as $200 up to $3000, secured by a fully-refundable* security deposit.
  • Security deposit needs to be submitted before the credit card can be issued.
  • No credit check necessary and no checking account required; apply in less than 5 minutes
  • Extra credit when you need it, increase your credit line up to $5000 in your first year*
  • Access to online financial education.
  • *View our Cardholder Agreement located at the bottom of the application page for details of the card. Click the Apply Now button to get to the application page.
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/A17.50% (Variable)$29No Credit Check

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

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

NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card
NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card

NetSpend® Visa® Prepaid Card

 

  • Get paychecks or government benefits checks up to 2 days faster with Direct Deposit
  • 100% Approval - No credit check needed (ID verification required).
  • No credit card debt or late fees, because it is not a credit card
  • Earn cash back with NetSpend Payback Rewards
  • Real-time activity alerts sent to your mobile phone. (Message rates may apply)
  • Funds are FDIC insured up to the current coverage limit (ID verification required).
  • Card issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC.
PurchasesBalance TransfersRegular APRAnnual FeeCredit Needed
Intro APRIntro PeriodIntro APRIntro Period
N/A
N/AN/AN/AN/A$9.95 monthly feeNo Credit Check

 
     

     
 
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