Credit Cards for Limited or No Credit History

The following Credit Cards and Prepaid Debit Cards are for people with limited or no credit history. Compare offers side by side and apply online for the card that is right for you.

Federal laws impose restrictions on issuing credit cards to individuals under 21 unless the applicant has the independent ability to repay debt or has a co-signer over the age of 21 who agrees to accept joint liability for the account.

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 APPLY ONLINE

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • 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
  • See additional Capital One® Platinum Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    24.99% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year - automatically. Only for new cardmembers.*
  • 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter like gas, restaurants, home improvement stores and more—up to the quarterly maximum when you sign up.* 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • 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.*
  • Track your recent FICO® Credit Scores for free in one easy-to-read chart on monthly statements & online.*
  • Freeze It℠ on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances & balance transfers on misplaced cards in seconds by mobile app & online.* Plus get 100% U.S. based customer service.
  • 0% intro APR* on purchases for 6 months, then the standard variable purchase APR of 13.24% - 22.24%.
  • Click "Apply Now". *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms & other information.
  • See additional Discover it® for Students details
 APPLY NOW

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    0% for 6 months
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    10.99% for 6 months
    Regular APR
    13.24%-22.24% Variable*
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • 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
 APPLY NOW

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    0% Until 01/2017
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    0% Until 01/2017
    Regular APR
    23.24% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $39
    Credit Needed
    Fair Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • No annual fee, and all the credit building benefits with responsible card use
  • Unlike a prepaid card, it builds credit when used responsibly, with regular reporting to the 3 major credit bureaus
  • 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
  • See additional Capital One® Secured MasterCard® details
 APPLY NOW

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Bad Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    24.99% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year - automatically. Only for new cardmembers.*
  • 2% cash back at restaurants and gas stations on up to $1,000 in combined purchases every quarter—no sign-ups needed.* 1% cash back on all your other purchases.
  • 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.*
  • Track your recent FICO® Credit Scores for free in one easy-to-read chart on monthly statements & online.*
  • Freeze It℠ on/off switch lets you prevent new purchases, cash advances & balance transfers on misplaced cards in seconds by mobile app & online.* Plus get 100% U.S. based customer service.
  • 0% intro APR* on purchases for 6 months, then the standard variable purchase APR of 13.24% - 22.24%.
  • Click "Apply Now". *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms & other information.
  • See additional Discover it® chrome for Students details
 APPLY NOW

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    0% for 6 months
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    10.99% for 6 months
    Regular APR
    13.24% - 22.24% Variable*
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Discover's
secure site

 APPLY BY PHONE
Credit Needed
Excellent Credit
  • Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year - automatically. Only for new cardmembers.*
  • 5% cash back in categories that change each quarter, up to the quarterly maximum when you sign up.* 1% cash back on all other purchases.
  • Freeze It℠ on/off switch prevents new purchases, cash advances & balance transfers in seconds.*
  • Get 100% U.S. based customer service & FICO® Credit Scores for free on statements & online.*
  • No annual fee.* No late fee on first late payment. No APR change for paying late.*
  • You're never responsible for unauthorized purchases on your Discover card.
  • Click "Apply Now". *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms & other information.
  • See additional Discover it® details
 APPLY NOW

at Discover's
secure site

or call Discover at
877-360-3730


Credit Needed
Excellent Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    0% for 12 months
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    0% for 12 months
    Regular APR
    11.24% - 23.24% Variable*
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Excellent Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • No annual fee. No late fee on your first late payment. Paying late won't raise your APR.*
  • 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.
  • Discover matches all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year - automatically. New cardmembers only.*
  • Your minimum security deposit amount of $200 or more will establish your credit line (up to the amount we can approve).*
  • Monthly reviews start at 12 months to see if you qualify to get your security deposit back while you continue to enjoy your Discover card benefits.*
  • Reports to 3 major credit bureaus so you can build or rebuild credit with responsible use.*
  • FICO® Credit Score for free on monthly statements & online.*
  • Click "Apply Now." *See rates, rewards, FICO® Credit Score terms and secured card information.
  • See additional Discover it® Secured Credit Card details
 APPLY NOW

at Discover's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad 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/Bad Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Earn 1% cash back on all your purchases. Pay on time to boost your cash back to a total of 1.25% for that month
  • 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
  • See additional Journey® Student Rewards from Capital One® details
 APPLY NOW

at Capital One's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    20.24% (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Citi's
secure site

Credit Needed
New to Credit
  • Start building credit for tomorrow
  • A security deposit is required for this product (minimum $200)
  • Unlike a prepaid card, it helps build credit history, with monthly notifications to the credit bureaus
  • Pay your bill on time every month to avoid damaging your credit. Citi can help keep you on track with Auto Pay, online Bill Pay and alerts.
  • Use the card anywhere MasterCard® is accepted — worldwide
  • See additional Citi® Secured MasterCard® details
 APPLY NOW

at Citi's
secure site

Credit Needed
New to Credit
  • Purchases Intro APR
    N/A
    Balance Transfers Intro APR
    N/A
    Regular APR
    22.24%* (Variable)
    Annual Fee
    $25
    Credit Needed
    New to Credit
 APPLY ONLINE

at Fingerhut's
secure site

Credit Needed
Fair/Bad Credit
  • Shop over 500,000 items from great brands like Samsung, KitchenAid and Dewalt
  • Take advantage of low monthly payments1 with a WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account
  • Fast, easy online application process and a quick decision
  • Get $50 off of your first order of $200 or more on your new WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account with promo code NC466
  • 1If you apply and are accepted for a Fingerhut Credit Account issued by WebBank, who determines eligibility and qualifications for the terms of credit
  • See additional Fingerhut Credit Account details
 APPLY NOW

at Fingerhut'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
    $0
    Credit Needed
    Fair/Bad Credit
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