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Self - Credit Builder Account with Secured Visa® Credit Card
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Self - Credit Builder Account with Secured Visa® Credit Card

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Balance Transfers Intro APR
Purchases Intro APR
Regular APR
26.99% (Variable)
Annual Fee


  • Start with a Credit Builder Account* that reports to all 3 credit bureaus. Each on-time monthly payment builds credit history and savings. Choose the plan that works for you.
  • Make at least 3 monthly payments on time, have $100 or more in savings progress in your Credit Builder Account, and be in good standing.** Then, you’ll be eligible for the Self Visa Credit Card, without a hard credit check.
  • Your savings progress from your Credit Builder Account acts as your security deposit for your secured Credit Card.
  • Get the savings plan that helps build credit today.
  • No credit score is needed to get started.
  • Your money is secured and protected in a bank account.
  • *Credit Builder Account Sample Product: $48 monthly payment, 12 month term with a $9 admin fee at a 15.65% Annual Percentage Rate. Please refer to for the most recent pricing options.
  • **Secured Credit Card Disclaimers, Rates and Fees:

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

2.5 out of 5

Our take: This combination of a loan and secured credit card could prove useful as a one-two credit-building punch, but since you'll essentially have to pay interest charges on your own money, it's unlikely to be the most cost-effective credit-building option.

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