Financial tips and advices

Compare Credit Card Offers

Are you thinking of applying for a new credit card? If so, you may want to begin asking yourself what your personal financial goal is. After you’ve recognized your own needs, you can then pick the category of card you desire and begin your journey to compare credit card offers.

For a student who is applying for a first credit card there are a number of credit cards available that include a variety of features. The benefits of each card vary and can include 0% APR introductory, no annual fee, and rewards offered such as cash back, selected merchandise and entertainment

Quite often a student credit card has a lower credit limit which is actually a plus. It introduces the student to the world of credit, while limiting the chance of running up too large of a bill. An added bonus of a student credit card is it helps to build that needed credit rating which is important in today’s world. Of course, the student needs to maintain the credit card account in accordance to the issuing company’ terms and conditions.

Credit card after bankruptcy

Finding the best credit card after bankruptcy is not that difficult, if you know where to look and what to look for.

Let’s start by talking about secured and unsecured credit cards. When it comes to applying for a credit card after bankruptcy one question that a lot of people seem to have is: Should I apply for a secured credit card or unsecured credit card?

In case you don’t know the difference, a secured credit card is “secured” by a special savings account you establish with the credit card issuer which acts as collateral for your credit limit.

For example, you deposit $500 in a special savings account and then have a $500 credit limit. If you default, the credit card issuer simply takes the money in your special savings account.

Unsecured credit cards are just that – unsecured. Meaning the person fills out a credit application and, based on their credit report, income, etc. are approved for a certain credit limit. Of course, they could also be declined depending on the credit card issuer’s guidelines.

So which is best? It depends on your credit history. However, if you apply for a secured credit card you have a higher chance of getting approved versus an unsecured credit card.

But be careful. Not all secured cards are created equal. And to make matters worse, there are tons of banks out there pushing secured credit cards!