Sunday, November 02, 2008

How to Get Your First Credit Card?

Sooner or later you get yourselves a credit card; you acquire your first credit card as early as in senior school or when you enter college. And we all encounter the same type of problems while finding the perfect first credit card in terms of finding a credit card issuer or while managing the first credit card. Typically, all banks will ask you for a previous credit report that usually we are unable to provide to their satisfaction. Or sometimes they ask for some kind of guarantee that will prove us to be good paymasters. The first question that a bank will ask you while applying for a first credit card, is about your previous credit history. Since most of the younger generation usually does not possess any previous line of credit, banks tend to look at their first credit card applications disapprovingly. Thus it is not easy to find the right first credit card issuer as well as establishing a good credit score.

You can solve this issue by first looking for a credit card issuer making a special offer. You must search for a bank that tends to offer first credit cards for individuals who are starting off with their first line of credit. You may not have an excessive credit line at the beginning, but if you continue to be a loyal customer to the bank as well as a good paymaster, you will certainly receive the benefits of higher credit in the future.

If you are unable to find the perfect issuer who is willing to start you off with you first line of credit and first credit card then you will have to help yourself by establishing you own credit history. You can begin by getting your first credit cards from either gas stations, supermarkets or from department stores. These offer fidelity credit cards to their customers. From the time that you start owning your first credit card ensure its prudent usage which will help you in the future when you actually re-apply for a bank issued credit card.

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