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NFCU nRewards® Secured Credit Card

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This secured card is only available to NFCU members. Designed to help you build credit, you have the option to apply for a Visa or Mastercard and if you’re accepted, NFCU will review your account every six months to see if you qualify for an upgrade. If approved, you’ll need to make a security deposit of at least $200 to fund your credit line.

Our rating
Min. credit level: Bad
Annual Fee: $0
Regular APR: 18.00% Variable

NFCU nRewards® Secured Credit Card

Our rating
Bad Min. credit level
$0 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

Rewards

  • 1X point per dollar spent on all purchases

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move credit card debt from one credit card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

Intro Balance Transfer APR N/A
Regular Balance Transfer APR N/A
Balance Transfer Fee None
How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card

Fees

Penalty APR 18.00%
Late Fee Up to $20
Returned Payment Fee Up to $20
Additional Cards Annual Fee N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee None
Learn About Types of Credit Card Fees

Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your credit card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

Cash Advance APR 2% above variable APR
Cash Advance Fee None at an NFCU branch or ATM; up to $1 otherwise
How to Get a Cash Advance with a Credit Card

Card Benefits

SECURITY
  • Zero Liability Protection
TRAVEL
  • No Foreign Transaction Fee
NFCU nRewards® Secured Credit Card

Highlights

  • Starting at six months, NFCU will review your account and credit monthly to see if you qualify for an upgrade to the Navy Federal cashRewards Credit Card
  • Choose either Visa or Mastercard and receive respectable benefits
  • Cell phone protection
  • Access to one of your FICO scores
  • No balance transfer fees
  • No cash advance fees at eligible locations
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • No annual fee
ABOUT THE ISSUER

Navy Federal Credit Union

Manage your Account & Pay your Bill

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1-888-842-6328 or

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This card is issued by the Navy Federal Credit Union, and is only available to those who have participated in the military, some other federal programs, or their families. You’ll need to be a member of the Navy Federal Credit Union to get this card.

A minimum security deposit of $200 is required upon account approval.

When you apply for this card, you’ll have the option to choose Visa or Mastercard. Visa benefits only include an Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver and some shopping and travel discounts, whereas Mastercard benefits include its version of rental insurance, as well as some basic shopping and travel protections. Both versions feature cell phone protection and a zero liability policy.

This is a good choice for a secured credit card if you can get it, because it offers rewards, a rare find among these cards: 1X point per dollar spent on all purchases, and access to the NFCU Member Mall as well.

This card comes with no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and no balance transfer fees.