The Discover it® Secured Credit Card is made out of plastic and not metal, like most other credit cards. There’s no functional difference between a plastic card like the Discover it Secured Credit Card and a metal credit card, though, so don’t dismiss the Discover it Secured Credit Card just because it isn’t metal. If you like the card’s terms and benefits, you should still consider applying.
Yes, the Discover it® Secured Credit Card will do a hard pull. You can apply for it with bad credit though.
You can prequalify for the Discover it Secured Credit Card on Discover's pre-qualification page, which will not affect your credit score as it will be a soft pull. However, if you do prequalify and want to get the card, you will need to submit an actual application which will result in a hard pull.… read full answer
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 here.
Yes, you can be denied for a secured card if you have major negative items on your credit report such as an ongoing or recently discharged bankruptcy, collection accounts, or repossessions. You could also be denied if you don’t meet the issuer’s minimum requirements for approval. Those requirements typically include being at least 18 years old with a physical U.S. address, a Social Security number, and the ability to make payments on the account every month, among others.… read full answer
Other common reasons you’d be denied for a secured card might be incomplete or inaccurate information on your application, not enough funds to cover the required security deposit, or delinquencies on other payment obligations. If you are denied for a secured credit card, consider applying for one of our editors’ picks for the best no credit check credit cards, which are easier to get approved for than normal secured cards. You can also sign up for a WalletHub account and get free personalized credit analysis and advice on how to improve your credit score.
Metal credit cards have proven to be quite popular, so new options are regularly being introduced. You can find the latest list of metal credit cards below, based on our analysis of WalletHub’s database of 1,000+ credit card offers.
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