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Self Visa ® Credit Card: The new way to build credit

Self offers an opportunity to build credit while building savings. Start with a Credit Builder Account that reports to all 3 credit bureaus. Each on-time monthly payment builds credit history and savings. Choose the plan that works for you. Make at least 3 monthly payments on time, have $100 or more in savings progress in your Credit Builder Account, and be in good standing. Then, you’ll be eligible for the Self Visa Credit Card, without a hard credit check. Your savings progress from your Credit Builder Account acts as your security deposit for your secured Credit Card. These are consumer loan products. Credit Builder Accounts & Certificates of Deposit made/held by Lead Bank, Sunrise Banks, N.A., SouthState Bank, N.A., First Century Bank, N.A., each Member FDIC. Subject to credit approval. Self Visa® Credit Card issued by Lead Bank or SouthState Bank, N.A., each Member FDIC. See for details. Card eligibility: Active Credit Builder Account in good standing, 3 on time payments, $100 or more in savings progress. Criteria subject to change.

Nav's Verdict

68% Complete
Effort to Apply
22% Complete
Card Perks
35% Complete
25% Complete


Bottom Line

Great option for business owners looking to better establish and/or upgrade their credit foundation without a hard credit check. Bonus: When you click ‘Apply now,’ we’ll securely pass over your info, making sign up with Self a breeze. Only answer a few additional questions on their end and you’re good to go.


No hard pull on your credit


Minimum monthly payments required

Rates and Fees
Intro APR
Purchase APR
28.49% variable rates
Annual Fee
Welcome Offer
Rewards Rate
Foreign Transaction Fee


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