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Are You a Credit Invisible? Get Seen by Building Your Score

A credit history shows lenders what kind of borrower you are, and without one, you may as well be invisible. Start showing lenders who you are!

Union Bank Secured Visa Card Review

The Union Bank Secured Visa Credit Card offers a low annual fee, additional benefits, and interest on your deposit. It's a solid choice for a secured card.

First Progress Platinum Secured Credit Cards: 3 Strong Cards to Choose From

First Progress offers not one, but three options in their line of secured Platinum Mastercards to help you rebuild your credit.

6 Secured Credit Card Facts to Remember

A secured credit card is a great way to repair (or build) credit. Before you sign up, be sure you understand the basics.

4 Reasons Your Credit Score May Improve Soon

To help those with little credit history, the bureaus now use more kinds of payments in their profiles. How much will your credit improve?

Here's What the Successful Use of Secured Credit Cards Looks Like

A secured credit card offers many benefits — if you know how to use them! Make the most of your secured card to rebuild credit faster.

AeroMexico Visa Secured Card: Rebuild Your Credit While You Travel

The AeroMexico Visa Secured card is one of the few secured cards that allow you to earn rewards while you rebuild your credit.

Rebuild Your Credit Fast With the OpenSky Secured Visa Credit Card

With no credit checks for qualification and a low annual fee, the OpenSky Secured Visa card is a great option for those who want to build (or rebuild) their credit score.

BankAmericard® Secured Credit Card Review

The BankAmericard Secured Mastercard offers security benefits that help protect you from fraud and identity theft.

First National Bank Secured Visa Card Review

The First National Bank Secured Visa Card offers a no annual fee card with a free FICO score to help those who need to rebuild their credit.

SDFCU Savings Secured Visa Platinum Credit Card Review

The SDFCU Savings Secured Visa Platinum Credit Card provides everything you need in a great secured card and rates a great deal higher than its competition.

High Credit Limit and Low APR: UNITY Visa Secured Credit Card

The UNITY Visa Secured credit card offers a high credit balance and low APR -- a great option for anyone looking to build or rebuild credit.

A Secured Card with Rewards: Navy Federal Credit Union nRewards Secured Credit Card

Service members can qualify for an exclusive secured credit card that offers rewards.

5 Unexpected Benefits of Secured Credit Cards

Secured credit cards can help build or rebuild credit — but you may be surprised by the other benefits they offer, too.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Secured Credit Card

It takes credit to build credit — one of life's great ironies. To build a good rating, don't be afraid to turn to a good secured credit card.

15 Surprising Ways Bad Credit Can Hurt You

We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!

Capital One® Secured Mastercard®: The Best Option for Repairing Your Credit

If you're looking for a secured credit card, the Capital One Secured Mastercard has no annual fee, no foreign transaction fee, and may extend credit beyond your deposit.

Green Dot primor® Visa® Gold Secured Review

The Secured Visa Gold Card includes a slightly higher annual fee but the lowest APR offered by any secured card.

Green Dot primor® Visa® Classic Secured Review

The Green Dot primor® Visa® Classic Secured offers one of the lowest APRs available, with a reasonable annual fee and no credit check.

5 Things Most Likely to Give You Lousy Credit

With few exceptions, people with bad credit don't get there by accident. Avoid these bad credit habits and you'll avoid dinging your score.