What are some credit cards that are easy to get with bad credit?


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Credit cards available to consumers with poor credit histories include the Capitol One Classic Platinum unsecured card, DCU Visa Platinum secured card, Wal-Mart store card and the prepaid American Express Serve card. Department store cards are usually easiest but not necessarily the best card to get, according to Super Money.

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Consumers with a credit score between 550 and 650 may qualify for an unsecured card, but interest rates are typically high. People with credit scores under 550 may qualify for gas cards, department store cards, or secured cards that require a deposit equal to the amount of the credit limit. Super Money advises that prepaid cards are a payment vehicle only; they are not real credit cards and do not improve credit scores.

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