Capital One® Secured Mastercard®
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. Access to an authorized bank account is required to make your $49, $99 or $200 refundable security deposit. Make the minimum required security deposit and you'll get an initial credit line of $200. Plus, deposit more money before your account opens to get a higher credit line. Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time with no additional deposit needed. 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.
Effort to Apply
If you have poor or no credit, a secured card is a great way to build your credit with responsible use. Many secured cards can do more harm than good, so going with a card from a bank like Capital One is a great option.
No annual fee. Higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time with no additional deposit needed.
Have to make a security deposit to obtain an initial credit. Can be a bit harder to get than other secured cards, as you likely need a checking or savings account to qualify.
Features & Benefits
You're covered by $0 Fraud Liability if your card is ever lost or stolen
Foreign Transaction Fee
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