Credit Cards for Bad Credit

If you have a bad credit rating (roughly a FICO Score below 580), your selection of credit cards is typically very limited.  Your credit score can get this low as a result of several different kinds of financial disasters, including having collection accounts, charge-offs, going bankrupt, receiving tax liens, or having a long history of delinquent payments. See our picks for the best credit cards for bad credit here.


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Sean Messier
Can You Get a Business Credit Card Without a Personal Guarantee?
Sean Messier | Jun 24, 2019

Hoping to avoid the personal guarantee most business credit cards require? Bad news — you probably won't be able to. But there are some exceptions.

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Ellen Sirull
Credit Card Return Protection Benefits: How to Use Them to Get a Refund
Ellen Sirull | Jun 19, 2019

Does your credit card offer return protection? If so, you can use it to get reimbursed for certain purchases that merchants won't accept for returns.

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Sean Messier
Can You Apply for a Small Business Credit Card With Only Your EIN?
Sean Messier | Jun 19, 2019

Can you apply for a credit card with only an EIN? Absolutely — but that doesn't mean your personal credit won't play a role in the process.

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