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18 Credit Card Pre-Approval Links

18 Credit Card Pre-Approval Links

Shopping for a credit card isn’t quite as exciting as going shopping with a credit card — but you can’t do one without the other. And both require a bit of research and rational thinking if you want to avoid making a bad financial decision that could haunt you for years. Thankfully, many major credit card issuers offer pre-qualifying applications that make it easier to narrow your choices and limit the hard inquiries placed on your credit report. And what’s even better,... read more »

15 Best Soft-Pull Credit Cards in 2019

15 Best Soft-Pull Credit Cards in 2019

Is there a way to be approved for a credit card with a soft pull? Credit cards generally will not be issued without a hard credit inquiry, but here, we'll explore the issue further and offer some insight into the process. Almost every time you apply for new credit, the lender credit check will usually result in a hard inquiry being noted on your reports, which will likely cause a small ding to your credit score. That's because lenders see an application for new credit as a desire to... read more »

2019 Guide: How to Get Pre-Approved & Pre-Qualify for Credit Cards

2019 Guide: How to Get Pre-Approved & Pre-Qualify for Credit Cards

Pre-approved credit cards offer an opportunity for those with marginal credit scores to get an idea if they will be able to open a new line of credit without the ensuing credit score hit of a hard inquiry. Of all the nonsensical concepts in the world of consumer credit, perhaps one of the least intuitive is that it can actually harm your credit score when creditors pull your credit. I mean, the very reason we have credit reports is for creditors to check them, right? Right. But... read more »

Chase Pre-Approval (Pre-Qualify for a Credit Card + 6 Best Offers)

Chase Pre-Approval (Pre-Qualify for a Credit Card + 6 Best Offers)

In the crowded field of credit cards, the Chase family of cards stands out to many as containing some of the best rewards out there. Not only does Chase's offering of cash back cards have solid rewards and good sign-up bonuses, but the Chase Ultimate rewards program has been lauded as one of the best for flexible travel rewards. Unfortunately, top cards come with top qualifications, and Chase has fairly stringent credit requirements for most of its cards. If you're unsure of your... read more »

3 Steps to Credit One Pre-Approval (How to Pre-Qualify + 5 Top Offers)

3 Steps to Credit One Pre-Approval (How to Pre-Qualify + 5 Top Offers)

Checking to see if you qualify for Credit One pre-approval can be easily accomplished following the steps detailed below. When companies check your credit report, there are two ways it can be done: through a hard inquiry, or a soft inquiry. A hard inquiry, or pull, generally involves a lender (or another party) requesting your complete credit report. A hard pull will usually leave a small negative mark on your report that comes with a matching decrease in your credit score for up to 24... read more »

Discover Card Pre-Approval — (How to Pre-Qualify & 4 Best Offers)

Discover Card Pre-Approval — (How to Pre-Qualify & 4 Best Offers)

The modern era is a lovely place, full of technology and convenience. Vacuums run themselves, the sofa plugs in, and there are televisions in the refrigerators. With all this digitization, it's hardly shocking that just about everything hits our inboxes instead of our mailboxes. So what's the surprising part? Anytime I check the mail, there always seems to be at least one letter from a credit card company. These pre-approval offers and pre-qualification notices are forever showing... read more »

Capital One® Pre-Approval Cards? – (4 Secrets to Pre-Qualifying)

Capital One® Pre-Approval Cards? – (4 Secrets to Pre-Qualifying)

On my 18th birthday, my mailbox became flooded with "pre-qualified" credit card offers from various issuers trying to get me to sign up for one of their cards. I didn’t necessarily know what pre-qualified meant at the time, but I sure knew what a credit card was, and that I wanted one. Pre-qualified simply meant the issuer (Capital One, Chase, Discover, etc.) had identified that I met a set of qualifying criteria for approval. Issuers find this information by working with credit... read more »