To apply for a MasterCard, click the Credit Cards link in the middle of the MasterCard home page. Click Select on the page that appears, answer questions regarding your credit, and then wait for MasterCard to recommend suitable card options. Select your preferred card, and supply the requested personal information.
Review your available card options, including information from MasterCard regarding annual fees, intro rates and ongoing rates. To compare multiple cards, check the box in the lower right corner of each card's information table. Click the Compare Now link in the box that appears when you have selected all the cards you wish to compare.
When you have selected a card from the MasterCard website, click the Apply Now button. Depending on the type of account, you may be presented with a second page with more detailed information about the card. Review the further information if applicable, then click the second Apply Now button toward the bottom of the page.
Enter your personal information, including Social Security number, annual income, and the cost of your monthly mortgage or rent. Review the terms and conditions of your desired card and account type. MasterCard indicates that by clicking the Apply button, you consent to the terms of the card and certify the authenticity of your personal information. Some cards offer an instant application decision from MasterCard, while applications for certain cards require additional review.