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What you need to apply for a credit card

If you’ve thought long and hard about your need to get a credit card, and have narrowed down your options after an exhaustive comparison of rates, fees and perks, then the next step in the process of getting a credit card is to actually apply for one. Nowadays, most card providers let you do all this online, but applying for a credit card isn’t as easy as ticking a box. It can be a bit of a process, involving photo…

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Credit cards: What a basic starter credit card will do for you

Can this card help me build my credit? Your first credit card is your chance to start proving you’re a reliable person to lend to. It’s your chance to show that you can pay what you owe, when you owe it. The more you can be trusted to do it, the better your credit rating will be. Build a good reputation with the card issuer, and that sets you up for them to consider you for some of their other…

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Can you get a credit card if you don’t have a clear score?

If you have a bad credit history or don’t have a clear score, you may be wondering if you can still be approved for a credit card. According to Finder, about 40 per cent of Australians fear a bad credit score, and that their credit score could keep them from being approved for a credit card or loan. But how can you achieve a clear score and be sure you’ll get the green light? Getting approved for a card with…

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Why you should aim to be a ‘deadbeat’ – at least when it comes to your credit card

Are you a deadbeat? When it comes to credit cards, that’s actually a good thing. Yep, a ‘deadbeat’ is a term for someone who pays off their credit card in full and on time every month. Why a deadbeat? Well, if you pay off your card each month, the credit card company doesn’t charge you interest  –  so they won’t make any money off you. (Credit card companies also use the much more polite terms ‘non-revolver’ and ‘transactor’.) A whopping…

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