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How To Apply For Credit Cards Online

Feb 4, 2008
Applying for credit cards online can now be done quickly and easily right on the Internet. The main thing when applying is to make sure to protect yourself, only disclosing your confidential information on an appropriate site that hosts the credit card application.

In a nutshell, here's what you need to know when you go to apply for a credit card online...:

1) Be alert to identity theft and other security issues on the web today. Many things that you are able to do online today can leave you vulnerable, exposing your computer and you to possible dangers, especially when your private, confidential and financial information is involved. Don't stick your head in the sand and keep it there with regards to online safety issues.

2) Look into safer interacting online. For example, there are advances in computers, software and online security making it much safer to conduct financial transactions from your personal computer or laptop hooked up to the world wide web today.

3) You will find many credit card offers online so do some homework before you apply for any. Open up your favorite search engine and research which credit card applications are online and what they offer, taking notes and printing out comparisons before you even start to complete any of the online applications.

4) Check out the individual credit card rewards and other programs available, interest rates, minimum payment amounts, fees and guidelines, payment options (some need bank accounts connected with them to pay online, so check first), the full credit agreement including "the fine print" and any extra charges that could be applied (like late fees, over the credit line fees, etc.)

5) Also research the financial institutions. Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if there are large amounts of complaints filed. Ask friends and family for recommendations.

6) Look for websites that offer secure and encrypted entering of data for your online application processing. For example, the site should begin with "https" instead of just "http" in your browser. Also review the privacy statements of the financial institutions on their websites to make sure they keep your info confidential. Make sure that this site is secure before you trust it with your personal details.

Note that it's your responsibility to look into all the details surrounding your credit and your credit cards. Even once you have the credit, you want to make sure to stay within your credit card limit, make payments on time and pay balances off, because your credit history is your own permanent record for all to see who check out your credit bureau.

So keep this checklist handy when you are applying for credit cards online. Use good judgment when choosing a good credit card program or programs to join up with and apply to online. And follow up in a responsible manner to keep your credit in good standing.

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