Frequently asked questions
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Secured credit cards are an excellent way to rebuild credit or establish credit for the first time. Secured cards operate just like an unsecured card. At OpenSky, we report your credit activity to all three major credit bureaus, which is what helps you build your credit over time.
A secured credit card requires a refundable security deposit that is equal to the credit limit of your credit card. For instance, if you deposit $200, you would have a $200 credit limit. The refundable deposit you make when opening your account is important, because it means you can open an account without a credit check. If you have a poor credit history or even no history at all, you can still get a credit card and use it right away to start improving your credit score. The security deposit remains as long as you have the card and is held in an FDIC-insured account. The full amount (less any amounts owed) will be returned to you after your account is closed.
One of the benefits of your account is automatic monthly reporting to the three major credit bureaus. Paying your account on time, even your minimum payment, can help build a history of financial responsibility for you. A credit card is an important tool that lays the groundwork for your future finances.
Federal law states that you can get a free report from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies—Experian®, TransUnion®, and Equifax®—once every 12 months. Don’t be fooled by offers from companies to pull your credit report or websites that ask for payment to see your credit report; only https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action is the official site authorized by the Federal government.
No. Security deposit funds are placed in an FDIC-insured account that does not earn interest.
Your security deposit is returned to you once your credit card account is closed and the balance is paid in full. We may use your security deposit to expedite the pay down of your outstanding balance. Please refer to your Cardholder Agreement for additional details related to your security deposit. It can take up to four to six weeks before you receive your security deposit, allowing for processing and mailing time.
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