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5 Facts: Capital One® Credit Tracker (Now CreditWise from Capital One)

5 Facts: Capital One® Credit Tracker (Now CreditWise from Capital One)

Capital One is one of the largest and most respected credit card issuers in North America, with more than 70 million customer accounts. In addition to offering a wide variety of credit card choices for consumers, Capital One also provides credit tracking and free access to credit scores through its popular Capital One Credit Tracker tool. Since 2014, Capital One’s Credit Tracker has helped American consumers view and track their credit score whenever they want. Keeping up with... read more »

Walmart Credit Card — “Bad Credit OK?”

Walmart Credit Card — “Bad Credit OK?”

Walmart is world-famous for its deep discounts on everything from bath soaps to bicycles, making it one of the nation's most popular stores for credit card users. The discount retailer is also known for promoting its own Walmart-brand credit card to its shoppers, which leads many potential applicants to ask the question: "Will Walmart approve me if I have bad credit?" The answer, most likely, is no. While there are a handful of reports from those with credit scores in the 600... read more »

Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Why Credit Cards Help & Hurt Your Chances of Getting a Mortgage

Credit cards are a double-edged sword. Depending on the scope of your credit, obtaining and using credit cards may actually improve your credit score. On the other hand, they have the potential detriment of your ability to qualify for a mortgage. Here are the reasons why: A credit card payment eventually becomes an obligation or rather a liability. When a mortgage lender qualifies you for a loan, they take 45 percent of your gross monthly income less any current and present... read more »