Merrick Bank Double Your Line® Secured Visa® Card

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Recommended FICO® ScoreΘ Rating

Poor - Exceptional, New to Credit, Rebuilding

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  • Rewards

    N/A*

  • Annual fee

    $36

  • Intro APR

    N/A*

  • Ongoing APR

    17.45% (Variable)

  • Ongoing Balance Transfer APR

    N/A*

Card details:
  • Put down $200, which becomes your credit line. Then, if you qualify, double your credit line to $400 without making another deposit.
  • Double your $200 credit line by making at least your minimum payment on time each month for the first 7 months your account is open
  • Secured Credit Cards are great for people looking to build or rebuild credit and are available to people with all kinds of credit backgrounds
  • Unlike a debit card or a pre-paid card, it helps build your credit history. We report your payment history to all three major credit-reporting agencies.
  • Get 100% U.S.-based customer service & get your FICO® Credit Score for free each month
  • Fraud coverage if your card is lost or stolen. Access your account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get help staying on track with Auto Pay and account alerts.
  • Card issued by Merrick Bank, Member FDIC.
Pros:
  • Helps you rebuild credit
  • Low minimum deposit
  • Low APR for this type of card
Cons:
  • Annual fee
  • Foreign transaction fees
  • Few cardholder benefits

Experian Review:

Merrick Bank Double Your Line® Secured Visa® Card Review: An Option for Building Credit

The Merrick Bank Double Your Line® Secured Visa® Card is a no-frills secured credit card with an annual fee. It’s not a bad choice, but be sure to check out all your options.

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