No, the PenFed Pathfinder® Rewards Visa Signature® Card is not a good first-time credit card because it is only available to people with good credit. People who’ve never owned a credit card are unlikely to get approved unless they’ve built good credit through other means. There are plenty of good first-time credit cards on the market, though.
Yes, it is hard to get a PenFed credit card. All of PenFed’s main credit card offers require good or excellent credit for approval, or a score of 700+. Those include the PenFed Platinum Rewards card, Gold Visa and Power Cash Rewards card. Therefore, PenFed credit cards are hard to get for the average person, since the average credit score is only in the fair credit range. Applicants who don’t have a steady income will...
The PenFed Pathfinder’s starting credit limit is $5,000. This limit is guaranteed for every cardholder. And if your credit score, income, and other financial factors qualify you for it, you might receive an even higher starting credit limit.
Initial credit limits aren’t permanent, though. You can request a credit limit increase online from your account, or by calling (800) 247-5626. To improve your chances of being granted an increase, always pay your bills on time and try to work...
The PenFed credit card approval requirements include an good (700+) credit score and proof of a steady income. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Those under 21 years old will need to offer evidence of independent income, too. PenFed credit union membership is also required in order to be approved for a credit card. The membership requirements and the application to join are available on...
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