With an empty file forget about banks like Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Capital1 and Citibank. also forget about financial companies Discover and American Express, her credit report is empty she's not going to be given any of these cards.
even a lower level card like the Chase Slate or clear American express card she won't get.
since she has to travel for work you may want to ask her if the company gives employees a small business or corporate card? if she says that the company doesn't offer any company card this is what I would suggest.
a local bank card or a lower level card. a card like Key bank, TD Bank, M&T Bank. not a card that the vice president of houilighans would have or shortline bus. a Bank of Houston a local bank texas something bank, a Visa or Mastercard from them.
if she can get this card what about Macys American Express or WalMart Discover I know there not geared for business travelers but there store credit cards not charge cards they work where ever American Express and Discover are accepted. even though there not the most enticing cards for business travel, for somebody who has an empty file, if she can get a card it would be great.
another idea since she has you would you allow her to share an account with you like husbands and wife's have the same card, for security reasons you can ask to have the last 4 digits changed? the other poster I wasn't able to make this suggestion because he/she was looking for a card on there behalf.
another idea would be Orchard, this is for people just starting out, her credit limit would be low like maybe 500 to 1,000. I know this isn't the most enticing card suggestion her hotel and airfare will cover her credit limit but she has to start somewhere.
my top suggestions again:
- a company card
- a lower level or local bank card
- a store card like Macys American express or wal mart Discover if she can get 1
- would be sharing a card with you, you should be able to get the last 4 digits changed for security purposes
- a starter card like Orchard Visa.