A credit score of 640 or higher is needed to get a Comenity Bank credit card in most cases. That means you need at least fair credit to get approved. However, there are some Comenity credit cards that require a credit score of 700 or better (good credit).
What you should know about Comenity Bank credit cards:
Comenity credit cards are known for being easy to get. Most Comenity Bank credit cards are store cards, meaning you can only use them at whatever retailer they’re tied to. On the plus side, most of these cards only require fair credit for approval.
However, there are some exceptions. For instance, Comenity Bank also offers open loop cards, which can be used anywhere Visa and Mastercard are accepted. They require at least good credit.
The Comenity Bank credit cards that are easy to get are the ones that require fair credit for approval. That means you’ll need a score of about 640 or higher. And since the average person’s credit score is about 40 points above that, these cards are well within reach for most of us.… read full answer
Unfortunately, Comenity Bank doesn’t offer any cards for people with bad credit, so its cards aren’t quite as easy to get as secured credit cards, for example. It’s also important to note that Comenity Bank specializes in store cards, which you’ll only be able to use at one (or sometimes a few) specific retailers.
Here are some Comenity Bank credit cards that are easy to get:
Zales Credit Card. Requires fair credit. $0 annual fee. 10% off all repair services. $50 off a $149+ purchase on your birthday. Deferred interest of 0% - 16.99% for 6 - 36 months. 29.99% regular APR. Free shipping and exclusive coupons.
Ann Taylor Store Card. Requires fair credit. $0 annual fee. 5 points per $1 spent at Ann Taylor family brands.
Torrid Credit Card. Requires fair credit. $0 annual fee. 1 point for every dollar spent at Torrid. 29.99% (V) regular APR.
Petland Credit Card. Requires fair credit. Annual fee: $0. 1 point per $1 spent. Exclusive discounts and promotional financing.
As you can see, these cards charge $0 annual fees, and all of them provide nice perks at their respective retailers. Comenity Bank also has quite a few store cards that require good credit for approval. They include cards tied to Orbitz, Williams Sonoma, Loft and Westgate Resorts. But if your score is below 700, it’s best to just stick with the cards for fair credit.
Generally, the best credit cards for a 600 credit score are secured cards because they offer easy approval and are often much less expensive than unsecured credit cards for bad credit. Secured credit cards require a security deposit, and the card’s credit limit is equal to the amount of the deposit. This deposit is fully refundable when you close your account with a $0 balance.… read full answer
One of the best credit cards 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… read full answer (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) every month, which is your ticket to a better credit score. And a $35 annual fee isn’t too much to pay for that.
However, 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, though, 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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