Many people everyday search for solutions to reestablish or establish credit. Some people have never earned credit and find it as difficult to get credit as though with bad credit. If you have no credit then you must be advised that the creditors are a toss you hand up in the air case in most instances. You may ask why I am getting rejections if I do not have credit. Furthermore, the answers are never easy, since we are living in a ruthless world with more personalities than the common multiple. Everyone has their own way of handling things, including credit card lenders.
If you do not have credit and want to apply for a credit card, then one of the smarter things to do is contact your creditors, requesting letters as reference. Any creditor may include utility providers, insurance providers, and so on. For the most part, if you have paid your bills faithfully longer than one year then the creditors are likely to give you a letter of recommendation.
If this is your first time applying for a major credit card, then you may want to start with your local bank. If you have an active banking account for more than a year, and have maintained your account without overdrafts occurring, then the bank can offer you personal loans or credit cards to put you on your way to getting your credit established.
If you apply at your bank and are approved, be advised that the first year the interest may be higher than average. Once you have the card, make stable payments up to six months then the bank may reduce your credit interest, or else offer you a card with lower rates. You can also contact your card provider, requesting that your interest rates are lowered.
The first credit card offered may not bring forth great limits. In other words, the bank may extend you a credit limit up to $500 depending on your source of income. Once you have the card for six months and pay on time, the bank may increase your limits to around $1000 or more. The low limit card is optional, since it will help you to remain stable and build your credit at the same time. It is important to purchase only necessities to avoid overdrafts, high APR charges and so forth. Prepare yourself for a new experience, by learning to manage your funds and credit card.
If you work to build you credit, later the hounds will be on your doorstep offering you higher credit limits with lower interest rates. Take note that most offers are gimmicks to lower you into a scheme. Therefore, do not take on more than you can handle and only use one line of credit at the start of building your credit. Once you have build credit, your next step is keeping track of your credit rates, and spending. Each person in the US is eligible for an annual monthly credit report and the reports are free.
Next, you want to take care that you monitor the activities on your credit reports, card statements, and bank statements. The monitoring process is to help you avoid identity theft, which could ruin you for life. Any fraudulent activity found on your credit report or statements should be immediately reported to the proper authorities and your cards and accounts should be closed immediately. The monitoring process will also help prevent loss of payment receipts and help you to monitor how your card provider is handling your credit. Credit card lenders should report to at least three major credit bureaus monthly, the status of your payments. This will increase your credit.
In addition, if you know where your credit stands it will give you leverage when you apply for other credit cards or loans.
Finally, if you are accepted for a credit card and have built your credit, keep up payments on your debts, including rent, utilities, insurance, and so forth. Also, use your card to pay your bills, including groceries, insurance and so forth. Make sure you save money to pay the cards debt once it arrives.