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The Secured Visa® from Merrick Bank

Offered by: Merrick Bank

The Secured Visa® from Merrick Bank

  • Get your FICO® Score every month at no charge.
  • Build your credit – Performance is reported to all three major credit bureaus, unlike a prepaid card.
  • Credit line increases – Automatic unsecured credit line increase reviews with no additional security deposit or fees.
  • No processing or application fees.
  • You determine your credit line – up to $3,000.
  • Easy funding options – We have several convenient options to easily submit your security deposits.
  • Worldwide acceptance – Use it anywhere Visa is accepted.
  • Easy application – Click "Apply Now" to apply online today!

Average Approved Score Purchase Intro APR Purchase Regular APR Balance Transfer Intro APR Balance Transfer Regular APR
Typical Low: 489
Typical High: 618









Additional Details

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Offer Details:

Cash Advance Rate


Annual Fee

$36 the first year. Billed $3 per month thereafter

Late Fee

Up to $38

Cash Advance Fee

4%, Min: $10

Balance Transfer Fee


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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: $36 the first year. Billed $3 per month thereafter
  • Minimum Deposit: $0

Finance a Large Purchase

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

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Note: Sample data consists of Credit Karma members who hold this card.

Compare Holders by ...

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Current Balance
Credit Limit Utilized
60+ Days Past Due Status
Age of Cardholder

Sample Size: 469
Data Created: February 02, 2015

129 Cardholder Reviews

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Most Recent Reviews

fees are ridiculous!!!!!! Helpful to 2 out of 3 people

this card has two different options unsecured and secured. you can only get unsecured with a pre approved letter in the mail. once i recieved it couldn't believe the outrageous fees. they take 125 off the card before you use it.

businessman1's response was:    

Jul 03, 2015

Nadia210(1, 0)


Why would they send me an offer in the mail then i go apply for it and get denied really?? Discover is a more well know card and i got approved for that!

Nadia210's response was:    

Jun 23, 2015

CAKEZ718(10, 136)

Top Contributor

This was my only card for two years!!! Helpful to 7 out of 7 people

I gave up on my credit after having about 9 baddies on my credit report which I incurred from not using credit responsibly in my younger years, I am currently waiting fro them to fall off. I received an offer from them in the mail in Dec 2013. I secured it with a $300 deposit so I have a $300 credit limit. It didnt really do much for score even after using it responsibly but however within a year I have started receiving offers in the mail. I was able to obtain cards from capital one. I will just keep this card open to help my credit age.

CAKEZ718's response was:    

Jun 20, 2015
Intrest rate to high Helpful to 25 out of 28 people

i have had MB credit card for over 2 years now. They did double my limit with 7 months of on time payment, however the intrest rate is so high.. My payment is 63.00 i normally pay 100 or more monthly and hardly anything comes of the balance. Alot of the payment goes to intrest. I am steadily paying this card the reduce my balance and maybe use it for a small monthly bill like netflix. That way i can pay the balance at once and not have to pay intrest.

baeballlover's response was:    

May 08, 2015
Great Card! for less than perfect credit Helpful to 34 out of 37 people

I would recommend this card highly. I originally got an invitation in the mail to apply with a CL of $1,100 and will double in 7 months of on time payments, well, today is the 7th month and I got my CL doubled. I now have a $2,200 CL. That's 50% increase. I am so happy. This is the highest card I have. It  is a great company and has friendly customer service. I have not had any problems or complaints about the company despite of what other's has experienced. Get this card if you receive an offer.

Mygoalis820fico's response was:    

Apr 30, 2015

See all 129 Reviews of The Secured Visa® from Merrick Bank

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