Applying for a credit card may seem be simple enough. But once you start to seriously look around and realise that cards differ dramatically on features, the credit card application process can be a slightly daunting experience.
You’ll obviously want to put in a credit card application for the card that best suits your needs, but with about 300 personal credit cards available through RateCity, which one is right for you?
Steps to choosing the right credit card
Before you put in a credit card application it’s important to evaluate your lifestyle and identify the card that best fits your spending and repayment habits.
Credit cards are designed to suit particular spending types, so once you know which type of spender or saver you are, your decision will be much simpler.
One popular way to put in a credit card application is online, because it is quick and simple. It should take about 30 minutes to complete an online credit card application and you’ll be given an instant assessment.
You will be required to provide 100 points of identification and proof of income to the institution, which may include a copy of your driver’s licence or passport, recent pay slips or details of any existing loans, for example.
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