A credit score of 640 or higher is needed for a Home Depot® Credit Card; this means that you need to have a fair credit score to get it. That’s the case for both the Home Depot® Credit Card and the Home Depot® Business Credit Card. Both Home Depot credit cards are store cards, meaning they can be used only at Home Depot. Their 640+ credit score requirement is consistent with that of other store credit cards.
Just having the credit score needed for a Home Depot card doesn’t guarantee approval. Other factors taken into account include income, employment status, payment history, debt level and more.
Here are the requirements to get a Home Depot® Credit Card:
Age requirement: Must be at least 18 years old. If under 21 years old, must have proof of independent income or a co-signer.
Residency requirement: Must be a U.S resident. Address must be a physical location in one of the 50 U.S. states or Washington D.C. No P.O. box addresses will be accepted.
Basic application info: Includes full name, address, phone number, Social Security number and birthdate.
Application financial info: Includes monthly rent or mortgage payment, residence status (own/rent) and total annual net income (annual income after taxes).
If you get approved for the Home Depot® Credit Card, you will receive a credit limit of at least $300. For the Home Depot® Business Credit Card, your credit line will be at least $500.
Just bear in mind that the credit score needed for a Home Depot® Credit Card could also get you a number of good credit cards that can be used anywhere. For example, the Capital One QuicksilverOne offers 1.5 - 5% cash back on all purchases, but comes with a $39 annual fee. For business owners, Capital One Spark Classic gives 1 - 5% cash back on all purchases and has a $0 annual fee.
The Lowe's Store Card credit score requirement is 640 or better. That means people with at least fair credit have a shot at getting approved for this card.
You should note that while your credit score is an important factor, there are plenty of other things that will impact your chances of being approved for the Lowe's Store Card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.… read full answer
Since all these criteria are taken into consideration, you might be able to get approved with a slightly lower credit score. But it’s best to wait to apply until you meet the Lowe's Store Card credit score requirement. You can check your credit score for free on WalletHub.
Yes, the Home Depot Credit Card does a hard pull credit check. You will need a credit score of at least 640 to get it, which is on par with what most store cards require.
There is no way to pre-qualify for the Home Depot Credit Card. A hard pull usually causes an applicant's credit score to drop by 5-10 points. Most people’s scores bounce back within 3-6 months with responsible credit management, but it can take up to 12 months. You can learn more about how to minimize the credit score damage … read full answerhere.
Your Home Depot® Credit Card approval odds are good if you have a credit score of 640+, which is considered fair credit. Approval odds for the Home Depot® Credit Card will also be influenced by your annual income and existing debts. In addition, every applicant will need to be 18+ years old with a U.S. mailing address and an SSN.… read full answer
What You Need for Good Home Depot® Credit Card Approval Odds
640+ credit score
Enough income to pay credit card bills
Low debt relative to income
Low housing costs relative to income
U.S. mailing address
Age of 18+
Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number
Keep in mind that many of these are guidelines rather than requirements. For example, you may have a low annual income with no debts and still get approved. To get a better sense of your approval odds before applying for a Home Depot® Credit Card, you can check to see if you're pre-qualified for any offers on the Citibank website. Pre-qualifying does not guarantee approval, but it does indicate that you have pretty good odds of getting approved for certain cards, and it won't affect your credit score.
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