The Amazon.com Store Card credit score requirement is 640 or higher; this means that you need at least fair credit to get this card. The better your credit score is, the higher your approval odds will be. Keep in mind that they will also look at your credit history, your income, and any debts you might have when making a decision on your application.
The approval criteria may not follow the typical ideology of “a better credit = a better chance for approval” A friend and I applied; both have scores well over 800. We both have a mortgage with no other accumulated debt. We both use a single rewards card that is paid off each month, have very low debt-to-income ratios, have substantial income, are Amazon prime members and regularly buy on Amazon. The only ‘negative tick’ on either of our reports is the Amazon credit pull (no other inquiries on report, 100% payment histories, nothing derogatory). We were both denied.
There is likely a sweet spot for approval to ensure profit: ‘too low’ is a credit risk; ‘too high’ is a ‘no revolving balance’ risk.
You will have a difficult time getting the Amazon Store Card with no credit history. According to the Amazon.com website, you will need the following minimum credit scores to have a likely chance of being approved: Excellent (720+); Good (680); and Fair (640).
When you have no credit history, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a credit score of 0. It means that you’ve yet to establish a pattern of borrowing money and paying it back on time. Payment history is one of the key factors issuers consider before they extend credit to a borrower. If you don’t have at least fair credit, your options of landing any unsecured line of credit with favorable terms and benefits will be limited.… read full answer
The Amazon Store Card is as advertised. You can only use the card only for Amazon.com purchases. If you don’t pay your credit card bill in full, you’ll be charged interest at a 27.74% APR on any unpaid balance.
To get an Amazon.com Store Card, you will need to come up with a plan to establish credit and build a solid credit profile. You can open a secured credit card account. Cards such as the Capital One Mastercard and Discover Secured card require a minimum initial deposit of $200 to secure your credit limit. With several months of timely payments, you may be eligible for a credit limit increase, a refund of your security deposit, or a transition to an unsecured credit card.
You may also sign on as an authorized user on someone else’s credit card. This allows you to build your credit based on the primary cardholder’s credit history. Be careful, though, if you choose to become an authorized user. Should the primary cardholder’s credit profile take a nosedive, any negative activity will also show up on your credit report.
Once your credit history reaches a healthy level, you may be eligible for the Amazon Rewards Signature Visa card. It’s a co-branded store card that can be used for purchases outside of Amazon.com. You’ll need at least a minimum good credit score (680+) to qualify.
Just try to resist the temptation and avoid applying for too many credit cards is a short amount of time, especially if you’re just starting out with credit. Multiple inquiries on your credit report will shave a few points off your credit score and stall your efforts to build good credit.
Yes, the Amazon Store Card will do a hard pull. You will need a credit score of at least 640 to get it, which is on par with what most store cards require.
There is no way to pre-qualify for the Amazon Store Card. A hard pull usually causes an applicant's credit score to drop by 5-10 points. Most people’s scores bounce back within 3-6 months with responsible credit management, but it can take up to 12 months. You can learn more about how to minimize the credit score damage … read full answerhere.
In order to have good Amazon.com Credit Card approval odds, you should start with at least a good credit score. Generally, the higher your credit score, the better your odds of approval are. However, your credit score is just one part of your creditworthiness. On its own, it does not guarantee approval. Chase Bank, which issues the Amazon.com Credit Card, doesn’t publicly disclose specific approval requirements. But they will review such things as your income, employment status and total amount of debt. Other things that affect your odds of approval are your payment history, age of accounts and recent credit inquiries.… read full answer
If you have less than good credit, your approval odds are better for the Amazon.com Store Card. You’ll only need a fair credit score to have a reasonable shot at getting the card. The tradeoff is that unlike the Visa Signature card, which you can use anywhere Visa cards are accepted, the Amazon.com Store Card is limited to purchases on Amazon.com and at retailers that accept Amazon Pay. And you’ll only get rewards from the store card if you’re a Prime member, unlike the Visa.
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