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

By: Lauren Keys Posted: 7/29/2016

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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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Editorial Note: Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

About the Author

Lauren Keys

Lauren Keys has over nine years of writing and editing experience for media outlets including The New York Times, Entrepreneur.com, Gainesville Magazine, and numerous other publications. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief at DealCrunch.com, a leading online publication for retail, shopping, and savings news. Lauren strives to inform readers of how they can make the most of their budgets by sharing personal finance tips, savings hacks, and the brands and products that can help them achieve their financial goals.