Credit Cards for Fair Credit

If you have a fair credit rating (roughly a FICO credit score of 660–699), you fall within a challenging range as far as your credit card selection goes.

You’re not out of luck, though. There are plenty of unsecured credit cards from major issuers and banks for people with fair credit. Generous rewards, cash back, and points programs may be noticeably absent from credit cards. They might also not include some of the cardmember perks like purchase protection, rental vehicle coverages, and other services typically available to people with more favorable scores.

Want to see our favorites? Check out our picks for Best Credit Cards for Fair Credit.

Worried about whether or not you’ll be approved for a credit card? Learn how to check to see if you’re prequalified for any credit cards without hurting your credit at all.

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