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How long until a credit account is open in your name?
I turned 18 recently and just opened a Secured Credit Card account on the 14th, because when I tried to apply for a program or check my credit score I wasn't on file so they couldn't approve me. My question is, (Because I have already paid a few payment on the credit card) how long until it usually will take my bank to open a credit account in my name and pretty much say that I have made payments etc. (So when someone looks up my name in bureaus I will be there)

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Good question

It could take about 6 months however your score probably won't be great. I don't know if there's a Regions bank near you but they have an excellent credit building program there. Also educate yourself on how credit works and how to get a good credit score and keep a good credit score. I hope this helps!

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TrevinC

Here you go! http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Good-Credit-at-a-Young-Age

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