The best way to apply for a Capital One credit card is either online, or over the phone, by calling Capital One customer service. Alternatively, you can apply for a Capital One credit card by visiting your local branch.
Here’s how to apply for a Capital One credit card:
Online: Applying online is the fastest and most straightforward way. You can either do that on sites like WalletHub or through their own website. Usually, a decision is made instantly when you apply online. You will need fill in a form with your personal, contact and financial information.
By phone: You can also apply for a Capital One credit card by phone by . When prompted, just say that you want to apply for a credit card and you will be connected to a representative.
At a branch: Another way to apply for a Capital One credit card is in a Capital One branch. Download their mobile app or use this locator to find the nearest one.
Yes, anytime you apply for a Capital One credit card it results in a hard inquiry on your credit report.
Keep in mind that a hard pull may result in a small temporary decrease in your credit score. Your score may also drop a bit when you get approved and open your account, but that’s only temporary as well.… read full answer
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 here.
The Capital One credit score requirement is of at least 300, depending on the credit card. For example, applicants with limited or bad credit can get a secured credit card from Capital One, while the best Capital One credit cards overall require at least good credit for approval.
If you’re not sure which Capital One card you’ll be able to qualify for, it’s easy to get pre-qualified for a credit card on the … read full answerissuer’s website. You may also want to check your credit score before you apply for any Capital One card, just so you have a better idea of what to expect.
Capital One reports to the credit bureaus on a monthly basis, usually on the monthly statement closing date or a few days after. Capital One doesn’t disclose exactly when they report to the major credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion), but users in online forums seem to agree that Capital One information reaches your credit report a few days after the date your statement is issued, and in some cases, on the statement date.… read full answer
If you're aiming to report 0% utilization on your Capital One card, pay the whole balance due before the statement closing date and you should be set. But to be absolutely sure, you can pull your credit report. The last date your Capital One card reported information will be listed.
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