Offered by: Capital One
Apply by phone: 1-866-960-8706

Capital One® Secured MasterCard®

  • Build credit with responsible use with no processing or application fees
  • Regular reporting to the 3 major credit bureaus
  • Your security deposit can get you a line up to $3,000
  • You may qualify for a credit line increase based on your payment history and creditworthiness
  • Build a financial foundation you can stand on with a card that gets you started
  • Use it like any MasterCard credit card, accepted at millions of locations worldwide
574 Average Credit Score Approved for this Card
514 Lowest Credit Score Approved for this Card
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Offer Details:

Cash Advance Rate

24.9%* Variable

Annual Fee


Late Fee

Up to $19

Cash Advance Fee

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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: $29
  • Minimum Deposit: $0

Finance a Large Purchase

  • Initial Purchase Amount: $3,000
  • Monthly Paydown: $60
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Sample Size: 32,488
Data Created: October 01, 2013

665 Cardholder Reviews

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Most Recent Reviews

T. Mays

I applied to Capital One to see about improving my score and gaining credit just like anyone else. After applying they of course wanted verification of income and address, which I sent as a fax and mailed a hard copy to them just in case the fax never got received or some power outage there, etc.. I had waited almost a month, because of school and life I completely forgot to check on it, but was expecting to hear from them any way. When I had called they first couldn't find where I had applied, then found it and told me they couldn't verify income. I advised them that I not only sent it by fax but also had mailed a hard copy to them as well. After being bounced to 3 different people they finally found my income verification and told me that they needed a few days to a week for review and they would contact me. I waited the week just to be on the safe side and called. They had told me at first they had everything they needed including my income verification, then after calling back a week later as the representative had instructed they claim then that they couldn't find my verification of income and that I needed to file and new application. I asked them if it would count as another inquiry since I am trying to repair my credit, hense trying to get a secured card. They told me that they would have to take another application from me and that it would count as another total hard inquiry and they appologized. I told them that appologies are fine but that doesn't help when I need credit and your company is putting the inquiries there that will hurt my credit. Now I have the 2 hard inquiries that have to be dealt with and still no credit card. Applicants beware!!!

trmays's response was:    

  Apr 23, 2014

trmays(1, 0)

Review by trmays

1 Contributions 0 People Helped

DIDN'T GET THE CARD Helpful to 1 out of 6 people

It was recommended and I applied and didn't get approved - I thought this was a secured card???

RPRIEVE's response was:    

  Apr 22, 2014


Review by RPRIEVE

1 Contributions 1 People Helped

Best Choice Credit Builder Helpful to 7 out of 7 people

I got appoved for this card 2.2 years ago with credit score of  478 for credit limit of 200 bucks after 100 buck deposit,but after 6 months they up the CL to 300 and my credit score was up to 600 by then with some neg things falling off,some I go 2nd card with them and it only took a 50 buck deposit this time and my credit limit was 200 but also got uped after 6 months to 300.Overall they are the best ,I hope to get a better card with them soon. 

kenbo28's response was:    

  Apr 21, 2014

kenbo28(6, 20)

Review by kenbo28

6 Contributions 20 People Helped

Credit Karma said it was reccomended! Helpful to 4 out of 6 people

Credit Karma said it was a reccomened card and that they chances were very good, and so I applied, i got denied! There go my hopes!

Vilep93's response was:    

  Apr 21, 2014

Vilep93(1, 4)

Review by Vilep93

1 Contributions 4 People Helped

don't apply if it tells you Helpful to 3 out of 6 people

This is the worst card to apply for dont do it,see if you have a low score then it will tell you hay apply for credit

on this card not accept you then take 3 points not good right, the more people apply the more relevant  that card isand they will continue pulling down scores that are tring to come up try Merick bank I think thats the name got approved for that one

RebeccaAnn33's response was:    

  Apr 20, 2014

RebeccaAnn33(1, 3)

Review by RebeccaAnn33

1 Contributions 3 People Helped

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