Guaranteed Secured Credit Cards

by Mack Bartlett

In the financial world the name of the game is return on investment. I read (okay, I only started reading) a book written by one of Warren Buffet’s two mentors. His name was Benjamin Graham and you could sum up his whole investing philosophy by saying this: “Find investments that offer safety of principle and a reasonable rate of return.”

With this in mind, the credit card companies are very careful about who they issue credit to. They don’t make billions in profits every by throwing their money around willy-nilly to anybody who just walks in and says sign me up. The reality is most people wouldn’t offer “safety of principle and a reasonable rate of return.”

Two of the biggest indicators the credit card companies use when evaluating you are 1) your credit score, 2) your credit history. This is how they judge whether you’re going to pay them back their money or not.

If you have a low credit score or not enough history, you’re not going to get approved for a standard, unsecured credit card. That means a secured credit card is the way for you to go.

To make the start of you credit-building journey as easy as possible, you should be looking for guaranteed secured credit cards. What do I mean by that? I mean you should only apply to credit card companies that offer guaranteed approval. After all, you’re putting down a big security deposit, which means their principle is complete safe and they’re going to make a reasonable rate of return off you. There’s no reason not to approve you.

Is it possible to Get Guaranteed Approval on Non-Secured Credit Cards?

The short answer is no. If you think about everything we just talked about as far as risk and reward for the credit card companies, you realize it would be corporate suicide for them to hand out a credit card to anybody and everybody that wanted one. A lot of those applicants aren’t credit worthy, and they wouldn’t repay their balances. We can’t have that can we?

If you want an unsecured credit card there’s only one way to get it. You’ll have to have some credit history and at least a decent credit score. They may start you small, but if you can get approved for even a small limit it will help you prove yourself to the credit bureaus and soon you’ll be to get as much credit as you want or need. Depending on your discipline and habits, this might be a blessing or a curse. Until your credit is back on track you’ll find that this type of financing – guaranteed loans for bad credit no fees – is really your only option.

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