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3.9
72 Reviews
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Most helpful positive review

Mar 12, 2021
Does what's promised
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If you're someone getting their first credit card and has needs work to fair credit this card is for you. The credit limit is pretty low ($500 starting out) but that is so you don't overspend and are able to pay your card off no problem. Since I got the card my credit has taken a big leap! Would highly recommend! The app is also super easy to use and navigate!

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Most helpful negative review

Apr 20, 2021
They lower your credit
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I used to love this card they give you higher credit when you open . But then few months later they decreased your credit which it affected your credit score.

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Sep 16, 2022
Nonsense
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Credit Karma says Outstanding approval odds. Get declined for having newer accounts. Outstanding my foot!

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Sep 11, 2022
Credit Karma said I have excellent approval .
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I applied for a petal visa because I thought credit karma for sure thought I had excellent approval odds. I apply and get declined another hard enquiry to lower my credit score on top of r declination .I get approved for a BestBuy card but not a generic Petal Visa, really makes me not trust credit karma.

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Aug 10, 2022
You have to link your main bank account
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I've never had to link a bank account to a credit card when applying. I'm not at all comfortable doing that. I stopped the application when they required it, just for pre-approval. No way. I'll go elsewhere, and wouldn't have wasted my time entering my info if I'd known that was coming up.

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Jul 30, 2022
28.49 APR???
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Got approved for $2k with an instant credit bump to $2,600 if I linked my bank account, uh NO! When I got the email approval from them and it said 28.49% I said well this card will never see a charge. This card will fit perfectly in my drawer, but because of the $2k in credit it does increase my overall buying power against the 'ol 30% or lower utilization.

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Jul 20, 2022
dont waste your time or score
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credit karma said outstanding approval odds got denied thanks credit karma for the hit

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Jul 10, 2022
Ridiculous
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Applied for card. They immediately email me saving I need to verify my identity. They have no problem accessing my Experian credit file and dropping my score 10 points but now I have to submit info to verify my identity. Didn’t have to do this with my Amex Discover or Chase card however petal doesn’t believe I’m who I am

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Jul 09, 2022
They lie
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They started out good. Had a few weird parameters, but workable. Then they start sending you messages and specials through their leap program that they don’t back up. Kept dangling the petal 2 card but once it came time to pony up they backpedaled and finally fessed up to not being set up for it yet after a week of trying to convince me I read it wrong. If they wouldn’t have sent me the promo I wouldn’t have known about the petal 2 card. If you cancel your card for any reason (IE: life issues) it is permanent and can’t reapply. Stupid set up and I would suggest any other cars at this point until they get their stuff together, or should I say if ….

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Jun 23, 2022
Nothing but a hard pull
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Had great odds. Even did pre approval and had to link my bank account. Was told by petal I was approved for the petal 1 and petal 2 card and just needed to do the hard pull. So of course with everything good to go I pressed the button just for them to go oh never mind we can’t approve you. Even if they approve me later I will not do any business with them after this. Should have just denied the pre approval.

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Jun 22, 2022
Almost perfect for new credit users
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I got this card 8 months ago to start out my credit journey, I only used it for gas for 7 months (last month got a discover card) but while using this card by month three I had a 689 credit and it only went up I am currently at a 711 in just under a years worth of credit history if I have to recommend a card this is the one I’d say it’s only for credit builders though which is the only downside I see

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Jun 19, 2022
Waste of time
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Ck say outstanding they say no way and no time soon just bad experience

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