The First Progress Platinum Elite credit limit is $200 to $2,000. Everyone who gets approved for First Progress Platinum Elite is guaranteed a credit limit of at least $200, though each person’s exact starting credit limit will depend on how much of a security deposit they put down. When you first open the secured card, the amount of your security deposit will be your credit limit.
The First Progress Platinum Elite credit limit that you start with isn’t necessarily your credit line forever. First Progress will usually allow you to increase your security deposit for a higher credit line.
The First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card
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.
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