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!
555 Average Credit Score Approved for this Card
503 Lowest Credit Score Approved for this Card
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Up to $35

Cash Advance Fee

4%, Min: $10

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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
  • Minimum Deposit: $0

Finance a Large Purchase

  • Initial Purchase Amount: $3,000
  • Monthly Paydown: $60
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Most Recent Reviews

Really Liking This Card So Far! Helpful to 7 out of 8 people

I found the information about this card right here on CreditKarma, after being denied a Cap One card due to terribly poor credit due to my own poor financial choices in the past (started at 530 CK score in February) I applied for this one with fingers crossed - and was approved! I sent in the $200 minimum deposit, waited patiently for my card to arrive at the end of March, and once it did, before I even used it my score went up to 559! I checked my score on here today (April 4th) and it's now another 8 points higher at 567, so since opening the account in March my score has gone up 37 points, definitely can't complain! Made my first payment today, am excited to build a lasting credit relationship with this card and work hard towards my credit repair goals so I can eventually own a home. So glad I came across this site and this card! 

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  Apr 04, 2014

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Review by JennUWinn

1 Contributions 7 People Helped

I Apprectiate the Second Chance! Helpful to 4 out of 4 people

I received a mail solicitation shortly after my foreclosure and bankruptcy with an offer of a non-secured card with a $750 limit. I used the card responsibly and paid as agreed and they have increased my credit limit. I went from the initital $750 limit to a limit of $2850 over three years. And they are a good company too. They spotted fraudulent usage of my card, froze it, alerted me to it, and sent me a new card. This card has been a key component in rebuilding my credit over the past three years. I would highly recommend this company.

Apr 03, 2014
secured card no cl bump Helpful to 1 out of 1 people

had this card over a year and when i called to get more credit they told me they dont do it and just apply for a new card

Apr 01, 2014
Great card to rebuild credit. Helpful to 7 out of 7 people

I applied for this card and was pleasently surprised to be approved. I'm working hard to fix my credit score. This card increade my score by almost 40 points. I only charge utilies and pay it off every month, instantly. Very great full for there trust.

Mar 20, 2014
Great Card for rebuilding credit Helpful to 6 out of 6 people

Ive had this card for 7 months. Inital credit limit 1100 and now 2200.  The only issue I had is when I was out of my area (14 miles away) they would decline my card due to potential fraud.  I had this happen 4-5 times.  It was very annoying.  I finally had the block taken off my card and now am able to use it wherever I need to.  If you need to rebuild credit this is the card for you.  Don't pay attention to the people who rate this as a 1 star.  This card serves its purpose and it doesn't have an annual fee.  If you are rebuilding credit you should be paying off your balance each month. 

Mar 19, 2014

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