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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 APPLY ONLINE

at Genesis Bankcard Services's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • No security deposit required
  • Pick from multiple card designs at no extra charge
  • Account history is reported to the three major credit bureaus in the U.S.
  • 24/7 access to your account information, even on mobile
  • Simple and fast application process
  • Prequalify for a card today and it will not impact your credit score
  • Don't have perfect credit? No problem!
  • See additional Milestone® 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
    $35-$99 (varies by credit level)
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at primor's
secure site

Credit Needed
Limited/No Credit
  • Low fixed 9.99% interest rate on purchases! Guaranteed Approval* as long as your monthly income exceeds your monthly expenses by $100 or more!*
  • Credit lines available from $200 to $5,000! You decide where you want to start and open your Personal Savings Deposit Account to secure your line
  • Perfect card for establishing or re-establishing credit. Reports monthly to all three national credit bureaus
  • Fast, easy application process
  • No processing or application fees!
  • *See application for additional details
  • See additional primor® Secured Visa Gold Card details
 APPLY NOW

at primor's
secure site

Credit Needed
Limited/No Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    9.99%
    Annual Fee
    $49
    Credit Needed
    Limited/No Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at OneUnited's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Apply online in less than 5 minutes, and you could be approved today!
  • No Minimum Credit Score required; low interest rate of 17.99%
  • Fully refundable FDIC security deposit* required at time of application; if you have a min of $250 to deposit immediately, you can start now!
  • No application fee or penalty rate
  • Build your credit with monthly reporting to all 3 major credit bureaus
  • 24/7 online access to your account
  • *See the Cardholder Agreement for more details.
  • See additional UNITY® Visa Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at OneUnited's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    9.95% for 6 months
    Regular APR
    17.99% (Fixed)
    Annual Fee
    $39
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Fund your new MasterCard® secured credit card with your tax refund today!
  • 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 $200 - $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
  • See additional First Progress Platinum Select MasterCard® Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    14.99% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $39
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Luxe Signature's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • 0% Interest for Members!
  • The Power to Purchase!
 APPLY NOW

at Luxe Signature's
secure site

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

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Fund your new MasterCard® secured credit card with your tax refund today!
  • 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 $200 - $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
  • See additional First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    19.99% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $29
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Fund your new MasterCard® secured credit card with your tax refund today!
  • 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.
  • Credit Line Secured by Your Fully-Refundable Deposit of $200 - $2,000 Submitted with Application
  • Nationwide Program though not yet available in NY, IA, AR, or WI
  • See additional First Progress Platinum Prestige MasterCard® Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at First Progress's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    11.99% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $44
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Merrick Bank's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • See if you are Pre-Qualified in less than 60 seconds without harming your credit score.
  • Double Your Line by making at least your minimum monthly payment on time for the first 7 months.
 APPLY NOW

at Merrick 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 primor's
secure site

Credit Needed
No Credit Check
  • Credit lines available from $200 to $5,000! You decide where you want to start and open your Personal Savings Deposit Account to secure your line
  • Guaranteed Approval* as long as your monthly income exceeds your monthly expenses by $100 or more!*
  • Perfect card for establishing or re-establishing credit. Reports monthly to all three national credit bureaus
  • Low fixed 13.99% interest rate on purchases - with no penalty rate!
  • Fast, easy application process
  • No processing or application fees!
  • *See application for additional details
  • See additional primor® Secured Visa Classic Card details
 APPLY NOW

at primor's
secure site

Credit Needed
No Credit Check
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    13.99%
    Annual Fee
    $39
    Credit Needed
    No Credit Check
 APPLY ONLINE

at OneUnited's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Limited Time Offer: New cardmembers get a $25 rebate* - To be eligible, applications must be submitted between now through 12/31/16 and accounts must be in good standing for 90 days after opening.
  • Apply online in less than 5 minutes, and you could be approved today!
  • No Minimum Credit Score required; low interest rate of 17.99%
  • Fully refundable FDIC security deposit* required at time of application; if you have a min of $250 to deposit immediately, you can start now!
  • No application fee or penalty rate
  • Build your credit with monthly reporting to all 3 major credit bureaus
  • 24/7 online access to your account
  • *See the Cardholder Agreement for more details.
  • See additional UNITY® Visa Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at OneUnited's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    9.95% for 6 months
    Regular APR
    17.99% (Fixed)
    Annual Fee
    $39
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
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