The interest rate charged on a loan, credit card, or mortgage over a year's time
The fee charged annually by a credit card company to its cardholders. This amount is added to the cardholder's statement.
An individual's credit rating is typically considered bad or poor if their FICO score falls below 620. Issues that drop a FICO score to such a level include defaulting on (failing to pay back) loans and credit cards, making payments past their due date, and/or carrying a high level of debt.
The transfer of an existing account balance (in part or in whole) to a different account, usually an account held with another creditor.
Balance Transfer Fee
The fee charged by a credit card company when a balance is transferred to one of its cards.
A legal declaration of one's inability to pay his/her creditors. In most cases, voluntary bankruptcy is initiated by the individual in debt (the debtor); in rare cases, creditors may file a bankruptcy petition against a debtor to initiate an involuntary bankruptcy.
The following are the top secured cards for consumers with a bad credit history. Unlike unsecured cards, these cards require that you deposit money into a bank account to secure a credit line. You are then sent a bill each month for charges that you've made to the card. Once you get upgraded to an unsecured card or otherwise cancel the account, the amount you deposited up front gets refunded back to you, less any money you might owe on the unpaid balance. In addition to offering quick and easy applications, these cards also report monthly to the major credit bureaus, ensuring that your account history gets reported to your credit profile.
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