The easiest Chase credit card to get is the Chase Freedom® Student credit card, but it’s only available to students. Applicants can get approved for this card with limited credit. This means the odds of approval are good even for people who are new to credit, making the Chase Freedom® Student credit card much easier to get than other Chase credit cards.
All other Chase credit cards require at least good credit for approval, and some require excellent credit. But while Chase cards aren’t that easy to obtain, there are several other credit cards that are easy to get.
Having one of these credit cards may increase your chances of landing a Chase credit card in the future, if you use it responsibly. That means paying your bill on time every month and keeping your credit utilization below 30% of your credit limit.
I think the easier ones to get would be Chase Freedom Flex℠ and Chase Freedom Unlimited®. This means you might get approved for them even without having an excellent credit score. You’d still need to have good credit, which means at least 700. They’re both good credit cards that give you cash back, and a $200 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
Chase has one good starter credit card, the Chase Freedom® Student credit card, but it’s only available to students. It offers 1% cash back on purchases plus a $50 bonus after your first purchase and a $20 good standing reward after every account anniversary. The annual fee is $0, and the card is available to people with limited credit or better.… read full answer
All other Chase credit cards require at least good credit for approval, and some require excellent credit. Therefore, unless you’re a student or you’ve built credit some other way, like with a loan or by being an authorized user on someone else’s credit card, you probably won’t be able to get your first credit card from Chase. There are plenty of good starter credit cards available from other issuers, though.
The easiest unsecured credit cards to get generally work best for minor emergencies. You will only receive a small amount of spending power, after all.… read full answer
Unsecured credit cards for people with bad credit also tend to be very expensive, charging lots of fees and high interest rates. So, if you don’t need a small emergency loan, the best course of action is to improve your credit inexpensively with a secured card. Secured cards are cheaper than unsecured cards, build credit just as effectively, and offer the closest thing you’ll find to guaranteed approval.
The main exception to the rule is the Chase Freedom® Student credit card, which is available to students with limited credit or better. Still, the higher your credit score is, the better your Chase credit card approval odds will be.… read full answer
Be sure to check your credit score regularly to assess your chances of meeting the Chase credit card credit score requirements. Chase also has an online pre-approval tool that gives you an indication of how well your credit stacks up without having to formally apply.
You’ll know within seconds if you’re pre-approved for any Chase credit cards. There’s no guarantee you’ll be approved if you apply, but the odds are on your side. Pre-approvals are done using a soft inquiry or “soft pull” on your credit report, which means there’s no effect on your credit score. However, if you decide to actually apply for a card, Chase will perform a hard inquiry, which may cause a slight dip in your credit score.
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