The easiest unsecured credit cards to get generally work best for minor emergencies. You will only receive a small amount of spending power, after all.
Unsecured credit cards for people with bad credit also tend to be very expensive, charging lots of fees and high interest rates. So, if you don’t need a small emergency loan, the best course of action is to improve your credit inexpensively with a secured card. Secured cards are cheaper than unsecured cards, build credit just as effectively, and offer the closest thing you’ll find to guaranteed approval.
The Fingerhut Credit Account is the easiest store credit card to get because you can get approved with bad credit. Things you can buy with the Fingerhut Credit Card include clothing, shoes, electronics, garden supplies, tools, and more. And this card will build your credit - it reports to major credit bureaus monthly.
The Montgomery Ward Credit Account is available to people with bad. This credit card doesn’t report to credit bureaus, so it won’t build your credit. But it does allow you to buy Montgomery Ward merchandise at special discounts. And there’s opportunity for a credit limit increase.
The Walmart® Store Card is available for people with fair credit or better, but reports online suggest you can get approved with bad credit. It gives 5 points / $1 at Walmart.com and in-app, including grocery pickup and delivery, and 2 points / $1 at Walmart stores.
Although store credit cards usually can’t be used anywhere except for the store they’re branded with, they are a great way to save on some of your biggest purchases. They’re also much easier to get than most rewards cards. And if the card reports to the major credit bureaus every month, you can build up your credit score.
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