Yes, it is hard to get a USAA credit card because all USAA credit cards require at least good credit for approval. Unless your credit score is 700 or higher and you have a lot of income, it will be difficult for you to get approved for a USAA credit card.
Minimum Credit Score for Notable USAA Credit Cards
Keep in mind that while the credit score requirement is the main thing that makes a USAA credit card hard to get, there are other requirements you will have to meet to get approved. As with all credit cards, you’ll need to have a steady income that’s big enough to handle the card’s credit limit, and you must be at least 18 years old. You’ll also need to have an SSN.
Finally, it’s important to note that even if you exceed all of the requirements to get a USAA credit card, you’re never guaranteed to get approved, though your odds are good.
All USAA credit cards require good credit or better for approval, so they are all equally easy (or hard) to get. That doesn’t necessarily make USAA credit cards easy for anyone to get, though, because the average credit score is right on the edge of good credit. USAA does not currently issue any credit cards for people with less-than-good credit.… read full answer
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 a USAA credit card, too. Some other key criteria include your income, existing debt load, number of open accounts, recent credit inquiries, employment status and housing status.
USAA will automatically increase the credit limit for eligible credit card accounts based on periodic account reviews that typically begin six months after an account is opened. Automatic credit limit increases are done at USAA's discretion, and there's no guarantee when one will occur.
You don't have to do anything for USAA to review your account for an automatic increase. However, taking the following steps will boost the odds of getting USAA to automatically increase your credit limit:
Pay the bill on time for at least the first six months that you have the card.
Update your account profile if your income has gone up since you applied for the card.
How a USAA Automatic Credit Limit Increase Affects Your Credit Score
A USAA automatic credit limit increase requires a soft pull of your credit, which does not affect your credit score.
USAA may offer you the option to decline the automatic credit limit increase amount and request a higher increase. If you decline and ask for a higher amount, USAA will conduct a hard pull on your credit report, but they cannot do so without your permission.
A hard pull may lead to a slight decrease in your credit score, but your score should bounce back after a few consecutive months of timely payments. You can keep track of your progress with free daily credit score updates from WalletHub.
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