All articles tagged Fair Credit (3)

15 Credit Cards for Fair Credit with No Annual Fee

15 Credit Cards for Fair Credit with No Annual Fee

There’s no shortage of credit cards aimed at those with fair credit, but they usually lack many of the bells and whistles associated with cards pegged to higher scores. That means you’re unlikely to encounter big signup bonuses, although some cards in this group offer cash back rewards and a few other goodies. All of the cards reviewed below may charge no annual fee and are useful to folks with a scant or blemished credit history. Timely payments and low balances can help keep... read more »

9 Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for Fair Credit

9 Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards for Fair Credit

Imagine you are renting a storage unit for $50 a month. One day you find another company that will rent you a similar storage unit for $30 a month. Since it's obviously a better deal, you move the contents from the pricier storage unit to the less expensive one — and save $20 each month. Now, replace "storage unit" with "credit card," and you have the essence of a credit card balance transfer. The idea is to move your balance from a card with a higher interest rate to one with a... read more »

10 Best Credit Cards for Fair Credit with High Limits

10 Best Credit Cards for Fair Credit with High Limits

I spent the first hour of a recent trip in a rental car line. While a man nearby taught me a few new interesting words, the customer at the counter struggled to complete a reservation she made months before. Most companies place credit card holds during a rental period. The security measure is released after the vehicle returns. This lady’s hold was $750, but the limit on her credit card was $500. She offered cash or her debit card, but the clerk couldn’t accept it. She called... read more »