Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mobile Credit Card Processing

Is There Something Called A Bad Credit Credit Card?
By Terje Ellingsen

Is there something out there called a bad credit credit card?
Well, when a bank or Credit company such as Bank of America,
Washington Mutual or Chase receive an application from you,
they use a statistical system to determine whether or not to
grant credit to you by assigning numerical scores to various
characteristics related to creditworthiness. This means the
creditor's measure of your past and future ability and
willingness to repay your debts. This system is based on your
credit history, which is a record of how you have borrowed and
repaid debts. If this record shows late payments, skipping
payments, exceeding card limits or declaring bankruptcy you are
considered a person with "bad credit".

Then you're condemned, you're hopeless.. Nobody will ever lend
you money or give you a credit card anymore, you may think but
then you should think again. Even people with horrible credit
histories who have been in a financial mess because of previous
debt can get credit card offers. So, the answer to the question
I asked in the beginning of this article is "Yes": You can get
a secured or prepaid credit card.

Banks and other credit companies need customers, even thoses in
a bad financial situation. So these secured or prepaid cards
offers are specifically targeted to help people with poor
credit, so that they too can have all the benefits that follows
such a card.

What distinguise a secured card from an unsecured is that the
card's account is usually related to a savings account. This is
the way the card is secured. Let's say you have $1,000 in your
account, then your credit limit will be $1,000. With this build
in security, you will never be brought into a debt situation
again. After using this card for a while, most banks or finance
companies will gradually grant you credit that exceeds your
saving account balance and you will at the same time repair
your credit history. This bad credit credit card is a great
offer, that you should take advantage of if you have a messy
financial history and want to rebuild your credit.

About the Author: Terje Brooks Ellingsen is a writer and
internet publisher. He runs the website
http://www.1st-in-loan.net Terje gives advice and helps people
with personal financial issues like debt solutions, see
http://www.1st-in-loan.net/debt_help.htm and to apply for visa
and master cards, see http://www.1st-in-loan.net/debt_help.htm

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