The Fingerhut Credit Card credit limit is usually around $300 to start, according to forum posts, and some cardholders report limits as high as $3,500. WebBank does not include any specific Fingerhut Credit Card credit limit information in the card’s terms, though.
For the most part, Fingerhut Credit Card credit limits depend on each applicant’s overall creditworthiness. Those with the highest income and best credit scores will generally be offered the highest starting credit limits.
That said, the Fingerhut Credit Card credit limit that you start with isn’t necessarily your credit line forever. You can ask to get a credit limit increase by calling the WebBank customer service number on the back of your card, but it’s best not to do that more than once a year. WebBank will also evaluate your account periodically to determine whether you are eligible for a credit limit increase. Paying on time and keeping your credit utilization low are key for getting unsolicited credit line increases with WebBank.
The Fingerhut Credit Card approval requirements are to meet all the general standards, like being at least 18 years old with a U.S. mailing address, SSN, and the ability to pay. Plus, you can get the Fingerhut Credit Card even with bad.
It is one of the easiest “credit cards” to get approved for, and it can help you improve your credit standing if used responsibly. “Even if you have been turned down for credit, give us a try,” Fingerhut Credit’s webpage reads. “We can often say Yes! when others say no.”… read full answer
So, you don’t need any particular score to get the Fingerhut Credit Card. There are a few situations where Fingerhut will have to say no, though. Being in the middle of bankruptcy is one of them.
Here are the Fingerhut Credit Card approval requirements:
Applicants with bad can be accepted
18+ years old
United States mailing address
Social Security number (SSN)
Enough income or assets to afford monthly payments
No active bankruptcy
Not a member of a consumer credit counseling service
No past-due minimum payments while in the Fingerhut FreshStart program
As long as you avoid the negatives, you should have a good chance of Fingerhut Credit Card approval. And the best part about the process is if you’re not qualified for the card, Fingerhut might instead enroll you in their FreshStart program.
With this program, you’ll be able to make a Fingerhut purchase between $50 and the spending limit they give you. You must make a down payment of at least $50 toward the balance, and then pay off the rest in the time limit they specify after (usually a few months). After you finish paying the balance off, as long as you weren’t late with any payments, you’ll graduate to the regular Fingerhut Credit Card. The FreshStart program doesn’t report to the credit bureaus, but the regular account you’ll get afterward does.
So, a Fingerhut Credit Card is easy to get approved for and it’ll help you rebuild your credit. And to top it off, there’s a $0 annual fee. But the only issue is that you can only use the card for Fingerhut purchases. If you’re looking for a card you can use anywhere, there are several good options available.
To get a high limit credit card, you will need good or excellent credit and proof that you can afford a high spending limit, as your income, assets and existing debt obligations will be taken into consideration. Picking the right credit card goes a long way, too.
Apply for a credit card with a high starting limit
Top-notch credit cards such as the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card typically offer credit limits starting at $5,000 to $10,000. You may find minimum starting credit limits listed in some cards’ terms and conditions. In other cases, you might be able to get some information from cardholder reviews.
If you’re unlikely to qualify based on your score, you will need to add positive information to your credit report by catching up on any past-due bills and maintaining a steady history of on-time payments, among other things. Once you’ve established a strong credit profile, you can then target credit cards known for their high initial credit limits.
Increase your income and reduce your debt
The higher your income is, the better chance you have of getting a new card with a high initial credit limit. Similarly, reducing your debt boosts your odds.
You might therefore want to consider increasing your income through a second job, investments, or even a new job with a higher starting salary. Also, if your income goes up in the future, be sure to update your credit card’s issuer, as this could help get you a higher credit limit.
Not all issuers will give automatic increases, and there’s no guarantee the issuers that do provide them will automatically bump up your credit limit. However, requesting a credit limit increase on your own may result in a hard inquiry, which could hurt your credit score.
I've been with Fingerhut for 3 years and 5 months. I started off with $200, and now I'm at $3,000. I only buy what I need because the stuff is overpriced due to the fact that I feel like they tack their interest in the price.
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