You can apply for Capital One Quicksilver online, at a Capital One branch, or by phone. The easiest way to submit a Capital One Quicksilver application is online: Simply fill out your name, phone number, Social Security number, address, and other personal information. You should get a decision instantly.
Another way to apply for a Capital One Quicksilver credit card is in a Capital One branch. Just ask the teller about filling out a Quicksilver application. You can also apply for Capital One Quicksilver by phone at 800-695-5500.
Most of the time, you’ll get a credit decision instantly. But it could take longer if they need to verify your information. To check the status of your Capital One Quicksilver application, call 1-877-277-5901. Choose your preferred language, then say “application status.” You will be asked to enter your phone number so Capital One can find your records. You may also be required to enter your Social Security number to confirm your identity.
Capital One Quicksilver approval odds are highest for applicants with a 700+ credit score. Capital One will also review applicants’ annual income, sources of income and housing status, among other factors. Before submitting an application, prospective cardholders can check for pre-approval using the tool on the Capital One website.
Pre-approval means that an issuer thinks a borrower has a good chance of being approved. It isn’t card-specific, so you can’t check for one card in particular. But it will tell you which Capital One card(s) have the highest approval odds. Pre-approval uses a soft inquiry, or “soft pull,” so it won’t affect your credit. You will still have to submit an application before you’re approved. And even then, there are no guarantees.… read full answer
There are two versions of the Quicksilver Rewards card. If you are approved, your credit history and reported annual income will determine which you will receive. Applicants with higher credit scores and credit profiles will receive the Quicksilver Visa Signature card. Its minimum credit limit is $5,000. If you’re approved for the Visa Platinum card, you will start out with at least a $1,000 credit limit.
The Capital One Quicksilver credit limit is $1,000 to $10,000, depending on your creditworthiness. If you are approved for the Quicksilver card, the absolute minimum credit line you will receive is $1,000. Capital One does not list a maximum credit limit in Quicksilver’s terms and conditions. But it seems to be around $10,000, based on what cardholders report in the forums.… read full answer
Your credit info and spending power determine not only your credit limit, but also whether you get a Visa Signature card or a Visa Platinum card. If you get approved for a Capital One Quicksilver credit limit of $5,000+, you’ll get the Visa Signature version. If your limit is lower, you’ll get the Platinum Visa. There isn’t much of a difference between the two, but Visa Signature cards provide some additional secondary benefits.
If you want to aim for a higher credit limit, there are a number of areas in which you should focus on improving.
Here are the biggest factors affecting Capital One Quicksilver credit limits:
Your payment history. If you’ve consistently paid your bills on time, creditors will view you as more trustworthy and will be more likely to extend you higher credit lines.
Income & assets vs. existing debt. The more money you have available for bill payments, the more comfortable a lender will feel.
Rent/mortgage payments. If these payments take up too much of your monthly income, you’ll have less to spend on credit cards.
Remember, if you’re approved for the Capital One Quicksilver Credit Card, you’ll receive a credit limit of at least $1,000. You need at least good credit to get approved. And the better your credit is, the higher you can expect your spending limit to be.
The best credit card for a 550 credit score is the OpenSky® Secured Visa® Credit Card. There’s no credit check when you apply, so approval is almost guaranteed. You just need $200 for a refundable security deposit and enough income to make monthly payments. This card also reports to all three major credit bureaus every month, which is your ticket to a better credit score. And a $35 annual fee isn’t too much to pay for that.… read full answer
The Discover it® Secured Credit Cardis another great 550 credit score credit card. It has a $0 annual fee and actually rewards you for making purchases. A 550 credit score won’t keep you from getting approved either. But a pending bankruptcy will.
Those aren’t the only credit cards you can get with a 550 credit score. In fact, there are two kinds of credit cards for people at that credit level: Secured credit cards and unsecured credit cards for bad credit. A 550 credit score is within the bad credit range, unfortunately. Bad credit goes from 300 to 639. But picking the right 550 credit score credit card and using it responsibly could help you improve your score to “fair” territory within 12-18 months.
Before applying for a card, make sure to check out its terms and conditions, or a FAQ page if there is one, just to make sure you fit the criteria for eligibility. You can also try getting pre-approved for a credit card. It won’t hurt your credit, and it will give you a good idea of your odds if you decide to apply.
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