“How to Apply for a Credit Card Online” – (4 Steps, 5 Best Cards)

“How to Apply for a Credit Card Online” – (4 Steps, 5 Best Cards)

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Lauren Keys
By: Lauren Keys
Updated: August 20, 2019
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I was in college when I first realized the importance of establishing a credit history, and I began to explore how to apply for a credit card online. At the time, there weren’t as many guides and resources around like there are today. So I took to my laptop to peruse numerous applications and read the fine print on card offerings.

I selected a card that seemed suitable for someone with a limited credit history and waited. It wasn’t until I finally saw my name printed along the bottom of my first credit card that I realized the process of applying wasn’t as difficult as I once believed. Since that day, I’ve applied and been approved for over 50 credit cards.

Using what I’ve learned from my personal experiences, this guide will walk you through the necessary steps for getting a new credit card in your wallet as quickly and easily as possible. Because your credit rating ultimately determines which cards you’ll be approved for, I’ve also rounded up the best credit cards to apply for based on your current credit score.

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