Can I get denied for a secured credit card?

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Can I get denied for a secured credit card?

Postby Knicks4Life_1985 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:50 am

I recently pulled my credit report after being declined for an Auto loan 7 months ago and a Best Buy Card 2 months ago. I have 3 accounts in collections $540 COX Cable ( I am returning my cable box and phone modem will be cleared ) $37 Doctor bill ( paying this weekend ) $56 Library bill ( paying this weekend ). In addition to this I am thinking about trying to open a secured credit card with Navy Federal Credit Union and TD Bank.

My questions are do I have a chance of being denied for the secured credit card? With the collections on my credit report going from 3 - 0 is this going to now allow my score to increase? With having the two secured cards reporting to the Bureau would this speed up my "recovery time"?

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Postby kcarter609 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:53 pm

Yes, you can get denied for a secured card. A friend of mine just recently did because her credit is a disaster.

Yes, getting those collection accounts off of your report will cause it to increase a lot, and having 2 secured cards reporting will help out the rebuilding.

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