Credit Cards for Bad Credit

Simply getting a credit card will not help you build your credit history. Making on-time minimum payments with all of your creditors and keeping account balances low relative to the credit limit are key to receiving positive marks on your credit history. Prepaid debit cards, unlike credit cards, do not provide a line of credit and do not influence your credit history. Choose from secured and unsecured credit cards, and prepaid card offers below - some of them are fee-based.

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at Credit One Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
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  • 1% cash back on eligible purchases, terms apply
  • See if you Pre-Qualify without harming your credit score
  • Rewards post to your account automatically each month
  • Automatic reviews for credit line increase opportunities
  • Free online monthly credit score tracking included
  • Flexible payment date to assist you in making your payments on time
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at Credit One Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
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    Credit Needed
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 APPLY ONLINE

at Celtic Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Initial Credit Limit of $500.00* (subject to available credit)
  • Monthly reporting to the three major credit bureaus
  • All credit types welcome to apply!
  • Fast and easy application process; results in seconds
  • Use your card at locations everywhere that MasterCard® is accepted
  • Free online account access 24/7
  • Checking Account Required
  • See additional Surge MasterCard® Credit Card details
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at Celtic Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    See Terms*
    Annual Fee
    See Terms*
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at First PREMIER Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • Must have checking account to qualify
  • All credit types welcome to apply!
  • Credit card response in 60 seconds or less
  • Monitor your account and make payments online
  • Zero fraud liability protects you from unauthorized charges. Restrictions apply.
  • Featuring Chip Technology, protecting you if your card is used without your permission
  • Track your progress. Your quarterly FICO Score is provided for free on your monthly billing statement.
  • See additional PREMIER Forward® MasterCard® Credit Card details
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at First PREMIER Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    See Issuer Website
    Annual Fee
    See Issuer Website
    Credit Needed
    Fair/Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Mid America Bank & Trust's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Initial Credit Limit of $500.00* (subject to available credit)
  • Monthly reporting to the three major credit bureaus
  • All credit types welcome to apply!
  • Fast and easy application process; results are provided online
  • Use your card at locations everywhere that MasterCard is accepted
  • Free online account access 24/7
  • Checking account required
  • See additional VERVE MasterCard® Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at Mid America Bank & Trust's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    See Terms
    Annual Fee
    See Terms
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Capital Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
No Credit Check
  • No credit check necessary to apply. OpenSky believes in giving an opportunity to everyone.
  • The refundable* deposit you provide becomes your credit line limit on your Visa card. Choose it yourself, from as low as $200.
  • Build credit quickly. OpenSky reports to all 3 major credit bureaus.
  • 99% of our customers who started without a credit score earned a credit score record with the credit bureaus in as little as 6 months.
  • We have a Facebook community of people just like you; there is a forum for shared experiences, and insights from others on our Facebook Fan page. (Search "OpenSky Card" in Facebook.)
  • OpenSky provides credit tips and a dedicated credit education page on our website to support you along the way.
  • *View our Cardholder Agreement located at the bottom of the application page for details of the card.
  • See additional OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card details
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at Capital Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
No Credit Check
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    17.64% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $35
    Credit Needed
    No Credit Check
 APPLY ONLINE

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad/Poor
  • Pre-qualification available with no impact to your credit score
  • Previous bankruptcy OK
  • Easy pre-qualification process with fast response
  • Free online account access (mobile friendly)
  • Protection from fraud, if your card happens to be lost or stolen
  • Accepted at over 35 Million Locations Worldwide!
  • See additional Indigo® Platinum MasterCard® details
 APPLY NOW

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad/Poor
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    23.90%
    Annual Fee
    $0 - $99
    Credit Needed
    Bad/Poor
 APPLY ONLINE

at First Access Card's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • Access credit even if you have poor or limited credit history
  • Quick and Easy Secure Online Application
  • A genuine VISA card accepted by merchants nationwide
  • Get a response in as little as 60 seconds!
  • Reporting to 3 major credit bureaus
  • Apply today! If approved Access your credit after paying a one-time processing fee.
  • Reports monthly to all three major credit bureaus
  • See additional The First Access VISA® Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at First Access Card's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    See Terms*
    Annual Fee
    See Terms*
    Credit Needed
    Fair/Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/New to Credit
  • No Annual Fee, cash back on every purchase, and helps you build your credit with responsible use.
  • A security deposit of $200 or more will establish your credit line (up to the amount we can approve). Automatic monthly reviews starting at 7 months to see if we can transition you to an account with no security deposit.
  • Earn 2% cash back at restaurants & gas stations on up to $1,000 in combined purchases each quarter. Earn 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Tools to assist you; email alerts, text reminders and 24/7 customer service. Plus get your FICO® Credit Score for free on monthly statements and online.
  • Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year - automatically. New cardmembers only.
  • No late fee on your first late payment. And paying late won't raise your APR.
  • See additional Discover it® Secured Credit Card details
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at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/New to Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    10.99% for 6 months
    Regular APR
    23.24% Variable
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair/New to Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Account history is reported to the three major credit bureaus in the U.S.
  • An opportunity to build and access credit
  • Choose your custom card design - Free
  • Unsecured credit card, no security deposit required
  • Quick pre-qualification available with no impact to your credit score
  • Online servicing available 24/7 at no additional cost
  • Mobile account access at any time
  • See additional Indigo® MasterCard® details
 APPLY NOW

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    23.90%
    Annual Fee
    $0 - $99
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • No security deposit required
  • Card designs to fit your personality at no extra charge
  • Less than perfect credit histories can qualify, even with prior bankruptcy!
  • Account history is reported to the three major credit bureaus in the U.S.
  • Pre-qualify for a card today and it will not impact your credit score
  • Accepted nationwide wherever MasterCard is accepted
  • Fast and easy decision on your application
  • Protection from fraud, if your card happens to be lost or stolen
  • See additional Indigo® Unsecured MasterCard® details
 APPLY NOW

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    23.90%
    Annual Fee
    $0 - $99
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
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