Benefits of Using a Secured Credit Card

Secured credit cards are offered to persons who have poor credit, little exposure to credit, or are new to the country
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May 2, 2012 - PRLog -- Secured credit cards are offered to persons who have poor credit, little exposure to credit, or are new to the country. The major benefit of using a secured credit card is that it helps cardholders establish or re-establish credit, making it easier for them to apply for standard credit cards and loans. This increases their chances of getting more favourable terms and conditions.

Another advantage of secured credit cards is that cardholders enjoy built-in debt protection. This is especially beneficial for borrowers whose excessive spending and poor financial management is to blame for poor credit. Persons who use a secured credit card know that it is secured with the money they have deposited with the financial institution. In case the account becomes delinquent, the credit card company will close it and seize the deposit. This stops borrowers from racking up more debt on their credit cards. In addition, persons who opt for a secured credit card avoid fee-harvesting and subprime credit cards, which are known for preying and gouging on people with no or poor credit.

What if you consider applying for a personal loan? Generally, personal loans are for people with decent credit. Bad credit credit cards, on the other hand, are offered to persons who seek to rebuild credit. These cards are not featured with promotional interest rates, and interest rates range from 35 percent to 40 percent. Bad credit credit cards are a good choice for borrowers whose application for a credit card has been rejected by mainstream lenders. In this case, a bad credit credit card may be the only way to rebuild credit. Another option is to apply for loans for bad credit which are intended for persons with a compromised credit score. Regular payments help borrowers rebuild credit, and these loans are offered to borrowers with credit problems. Persons with bad credit, insufficient credit, no credit, bankruptcies, defaults, and arrears can apply for a bad credit loan.
Source:Credit Card Review
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