Get A Co-Signor
If you are indeed just starting out on your own, and you are trying to build your credit, you can always get a co-signor to sign the application with you, whether it be a credit card application or another type of loan application. A co-signor’s are someone who has an established credit history, and it gives the lender a little bit more peace of mind. The best bet for a co-signor is usually a family member who you know and trust.
Apply For A Secured Credit Card
A secured credit card is a card that is backed up by collateral within your bank account. This means that whatever is in your bank account is the amount of credit on the secured card. This however isn’t a debit card, as the funds are not taken directly from your bank account, but if you attempt to charge more then the funds that you have in your bank account, the transaction will not go through.
Apply For A Small Loan
Loans are not the same thing as having a credit card. A loan can also be known as installment credit. This means that you pay back the loan, with interest in monthly installments. There are many different installment loans available. For those attending school, there are student loans, while on the other hand, banks will give out loans for things like a used car, renovations for your home, and more.
Building your credit is an important part of your credit history. By employing one of the options above, you’ll be well on your way to a secure financial future!