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The Amazon Secured Card could be a good way to rebuild your credit. Just make sure that your payment information is up to date and all your bills are always paid on time. You may want to take special care to make sure that your payments for this card go through, because Synchrony, the issuing bank, has a reputation for having some issues with payments.

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Min. credit level: Limited Credit History
Annual Fee: $0
Regular APR: 10.00%–25.99% Variable

Amazon Secured Card

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Limited Credit History Min. credit level
$0 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

Rewards

  • 2%-5% back at Amazon (Amazon Prime cardholders only)
Introductory Bonus
  • $10 Amazon.com gift card upon approval

Balance Transfers

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

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How to Transfer a Balance on a Credit Card

Fees

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Late Fee Up to $38
Returned Payment Fee See Terms
Additional Cards Annual Fee N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee N/A
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your 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.

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Card Benefits

SECURITY
  • Zero Liability on Unauthorized Charges
Amazon Secured Card

Highlights

  • 2%–5% cash back at Amazon for Amazon Prime members when declining special financing
  • $10 Amazon.com gift card upon approval
  • Special no interest financing deals from 6 months to 24 months for eligible purchases
  • Equal Pay offers for eligible merchandise of $300 and more
  • Secured credit card: security deposit of at least $100 required
  • Potential to upgrade to an unsecured card
  • No annual fee
ABOUT THE ISSUER

Synchrony

Synchrony has several card types depending on your needs.

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You can usually pay your bill online on your

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The Amazon Secured Card is a secured credit card, designed to help you improve your credit scores. But other than that it’s just like the regular Amazon.com Store Card (Review).

If approved for the Amazon Secured Card, you’ll need to provide a security deposit of at least $100. Your credit limit will be equal to the amount you deposit. To make your security deposit you can visit https://www.amazon.com/creditbuilder.

Cardholders with Amazon Prime memberships will automatically be given the Amazon Prime Secured card, which earns 2% cash back on Amazon purchases when special financing is declined. Other than that all the terms and features are the same.

You can also choose deferred interest financing offers for eligible purchases of $149 and more:

Promotional Balance Term Length
$149–$598.99 6 months
$599–$798.99 12 months
$799+ 24 months

Take note that deferred financing offers are risky, because if you make a late payment or fail to pay off the full balance by the end of the term, you’ll immediately be charged interest on the starting balance for the entire length of the term. Learn more about deferred interest financing and how to use these offers safely.

And there are also Equal Pay financing offers, which allow you to pay over time at no interest as long as you pay off the financed balance in 12 equal payments. These are better than deferred interest offers because there’s no retroactive interest. You can learn more about the Equal Pay financing offers here.

After 12 months of using your card responsibly, you may be eligible to activate the Store Card Features of your account, whereas you can get your deposit back and upgrade your card into an unsecured card. According to Amazon, you’ll get an email once your account is eligible.

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