You can get your Capital One Secured credit card deposit refund in two ways:
First, once your credit has improved and you’re ready to move on from your secured card, you can close the account and your full deposit will be returned to you.
The second scenario is when Capital One feels as though your credit situation has improved and you are ready for an unsecured product. They may automatically upgrade your card to the Platinum and refund your deposit.
To get a Capital One Secured card security deposit refund, you will need to pay the balance in full when closing the account. Capital One Secured card deposit refunds may take up to 60 days to process. If you have an unpaid balance or owe any fees, Capital One will deduct the amount owed from your deposit refund.
Capital One may also refund a secured card deposit if the card graduates to an unsecured card. But in this case, your deposit refund will be credited directly to the unsecured card account.
Capital One may increase your credit limit after you make your first 5 payments on time. If you continue to pay on time and keep your account in good standing, Capital One may also refund your deposit and automatically upgrade you to an unsecured card. The deposit is refunded to you in the form of a credit on your account though.
The Capital One Secured Card deposit requirement is $49, $99 or $200. Capital One picks the deposit amount, not applicants for the card. But everyone approved for the Capital One Secured Mastercard starts with a $200 credit limit, regardless of whether they are required to place a security deposit of $49, $99 or $200.… read full answer
The Capital One Secured Card’s maximum deposit amount is $1,000. You can deposit more than Capital One requires, but you must do so within 80 days of being approved for an account and before activating your card. Anything you put down in excess of Capital One’s required deposit will increase your starting limit by the same amount. For example, if you are required to place a $200 deposit but put down $400 instead, your limit would be $400. Or, if you’re required to put down $99, a $299 deposit would give you a limit of $400.
Which of the three Capital One Secured deposit amounts you’re required to put down depends on your credit, income and debt. Because of that, you pay the deposit after you’re approved. In contrast, most other secured cards require your deposit when you apply. Most secured cards won’t give you a spending limit that’s higher than your deposit, either.
Ultimately, Capital One Secured is an excellent card for people who need to build or rebuild their credit. It’s unique in the fact that it can be partially secured, with a credit line greater than the deposit. And there’s no annual fee. So even if you don’t use the card, you can still build credit for free. To top it off, you can get a higher credit line by paying on time and eventually graduate to an unsecured card.
I woudn’t even try to apply for a capital one secure one card. They will take your deposit and use it against your credit with the idea if you build good credit with them that they will change it after some time to a unsecure account. Turns out that is a hoax...The card will remain secure for the life of the card no matter how well you do with your credit. I used the card for over a year now with no miss payments. Yes they raised my credit limit after 8 month from 200.00 to 500.00 with 1 of those hundreds being my deposit. When I called to graduate the card they told me they were not autherized to change it now there are any chances of graduating a secure to unsecure. that is just not possible as they mentioned i would have to apply for a new one. And they will not refund your money unless you canel the account. This is the kind of business Capital One does to people who are establishing credit. I will not apply with them for a new card simply for the fact that it will become a new account which is not good for the credit. So in my opinion if you are trying to establish credit ..and looking for secure card do yourself a favor and stay away from capital one. … read full answer
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