Offered by: Applied Bank

Platinum Zero® Secured Visa® Credit Card from Applied Bank®

  • ZERO - 0% FIXED APR on Purchases - No Intro Rates!
  • ZERO - 0% Rate Won’t Change - Even If You’re Late!
  • ZERO Hassles - Choose Your Credit Limit From $500 Up To $5,000
  • ZERO Application Fees
  • ZERO Worries - FREE Personal ID Theft Protection
  • ZERO Delays - Timely CREDIT Bureau Reporting
N/A Average Credit Score Approved for this Card
N/A Lowest Credit Score Approved for this Card
Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR
   

0%

 

0%

 

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Not Applicable

 

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Offer Details:

Cash Advance Rate

9.99%

Annual Fee

See Terms* *

Late Fee

See Terms*

Cash Advance Fee

See Terms*

Balance Transfer Fee

See Terms*

Saving Details

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Balance Transfer Cost

$0

$0

$0

Interest Savings on Transferred Balance

$0

$0

$0

Interest Savings on New Purchases

$0

$0

$0

Value of Rewards on New Purchases

$0

$0

$0

Value of Bonus Points

$0

$0

$0

Annual & Application Fees

‑$119

‑$119

‑$119

 
Savings:
Total Annual Savings

‑$119

‑$119

‑$119

Total Savings over 3 Years

‑$358

Credit Card Usage Profile

Transfer a Balance

  • Balance to Transfer: $2,500
  • Monthly Paydown: $600
  • APR: 21.99%

Earn Rewards

  • $1,000 Monthly Spending
  • $45 Gas
  • $75 Groceries
  • $20 Travel
  • $50 Restaurants
  • $50 Entertainment
  • $760 Other

Establish or Build My Credit

Card Details
  • Annual Fee: See Terms* *
  • Minimum Deposit: $0

Finance a Large Purchase

  • Initial Purchase Amount: $3,000
  • Monthly Paydown: $60
How We Calculated Your Savings

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20 Cardholder Reviews

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Most Recent Reviews

Hate this card! Helpful to 5 out of 5 people

My card was stolen, and I was charged $30 replacement fee.  WHO DOES THAT?  None of my other cards charged me and when I called the person who was rather rude at customer service, I told him I have a police case number to prove it was stolen, he put me on hold forever, seemed more interested in my contact phone numbers and said they would "take care of it".  I asked do you mean "reimburse me?"  He said he would again "take care of it".  I had to drag the word "reimburse" out of him as he seemed dodgy to commit.  I can't even make my payment today online even though this is a new acct number with all the updated info.  And I still don't see the $30 reimbursed fee and now I will need to waste more time on the phone today again to straighten this out and make my payment.  You cannot contact them via email or their website.  You have to CALL THEM DURING BANKING HOURS.  I cannot express enough my hate and regret for ever opening up this card with them.

Apr 04, 2013
customer service SUCKS! Helpful to 3 out of 3 people

I called to apply and the non english speaking person on the phone who obviuosly hates their job acted like I was ruining her day cause I couldn't speak her language or understand her horrible accent ( I meen what a d-bag I tried to speak english in AMERICA! ) so I never even got to apply and when I said can I speak to a supervisor or someone who spoke a little less accented she said they would call me back and hung up on me that was three days ago and no reply yet but I guess that is good now that I took the time to see all the reviews I will try somewhere else hopefully credit karma reads these postings and removes this offer and others like it from their site before they help cards like this destroy what they are portraying to help protect!

halb1234's response was:    

  Mar 06, 2013

halb1234(1, 3)

Review by halb1234

1 Contributions 3 People Helped

Just my two cents...other options Helpful to 33 out of 33 people

Just from reading the reviews on this website; It appears that the majority of the people who have this card, or have considered applying for it don't fully understand what a secured credit card is. Allow me to clarify a few things...

Unfourtanatly the American economy is no longer built around people spending money that they physically have in their bank account or in their wallet, instead we base our economic well being on our ability to spend money we don't have. Credit card companies are very much aware of this, and will do everything in their power to exploit this flaw in our society. 

 With the way our system is set up now, you  need credit to do just about anything. From buying a cell phone to financing a car, you will need to have a decent FICO score, and at least a 6 month old credit profile. Most people already know that the easiest way to build credit is by using a credit card responsibly. So how exactly does one go about aquiring said card? Well, thats the hard part....

In order to establish a credit profile/improve scores you will need a credit card, but to get a credit card you need a seasoned credit profile/good scores. This is where secured credit cards come in handy. Unlike other companies(Citi, CapitalOne, Chase) they will approve pretty much anyone just so long as they don't have a ton of delinquencies on their account. Because I'm tired of typing, here is a breakdown of what secured cards do, and what they dont:

In conclusion, I think the biggest problem with cards such as this one isn't so much the card itself, nor is the predatory fees and rediculously high interest rates, but it's the people who use them. This card should be seen as a tool used for rebuilding credit, or establishing a credit history. If you apply for this card expecting a generous credit limit, and a tolerable interest rate you will be sorely dissapointed.

Will this card help you to establish, or improve your credit score. Yes.

Are you essentially paying to use your own money? Absolutely.

Predatory Fees? Of course :)

Are there better secured cards to get than this one? Definatly(see below)

If you plan on going the secured card route, there is really only one card that I would reccomend, and thats the CapitalOne Secured Mastercard. I am 20 with absolutely no credit history whatsoever and I was approved with a $50 security deposit, and was given a $200 CL...not bad for my first card. Of course interest is going to be high, but as long as you pay off your balance every month that shouldn't be a problem. Again, so long as you use this card responsibly, and you don't look at it as a free $150 your scores should increase dramatically. Just my two cents.

Forrest.

forrestselix's response was:    

  Dec 12, 2012

forrestselix(3, 204)

Review by forrestselix

3 Contributions 204 People Helped

If you need to rebuild this card helps Helpful to 18 out of 21 people

The terms are not the best paying $10/mo just to have the account  but the 0% on ALL purchases does make up for it. If you are trying to rebuild credit it helps show responsible credit worthiness on your credit report in which a checking/debit card does not.  I would only reccomend if you have bad credit. Use it for the time and pay it off regularly. In a year you will see an improvement in your scores helping you to get more favorable credit cards. Everyone has to rebuild from somewhere! hope this is helpful to some.

cameo2882's response was:    

  Nov 10, 2012

cameo2882(1, 18)

Review by cameo2882

1 Contributions 18 People Helped

Use my cash to put into there card....y Helpful to 10 out of 19 people

why would I want to put any cash into there account credit card n pay there fees when ...IF I had the cash in the first place I would pay off the credit card that I already have....STUPID if ya ask me.....daaaaaaaaaaaaaa. 

handson59842's response was:    

  Oct 25, 2012

handson59842(1, 10)

Review by handson59842

1 Contributions 10 People Helped

See all 20 Reviews of Platinum Zero® Secured Visa® Credit Card from Applied Bank®

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