Looking for a way to get a fresh start on your credit?
Here’s a great way to use this year’s tax refund to get a fresh start on your credit and still have a way to take that beach vacation you’ve been dreaming about all winter. The year, instead of spending your entire refund on a trip to the beach (or the mountains, or wherever you want to go), use the money to make a deposit on a secured credit card, like the First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card
When you open the account and make your security deposit, you’ll give your credit a boost two different ways:
- Your new secured credit card will have available credit up to the amount of the security deposit that you put on the card, and credit utilization is an important part of your credit score. Increase your available credit and you’ll raise your credit score.
- When you use your new secured credit card, you’ll make payments on it just like a regular credit card, and those regular payments will be reported to the credit bureaus. Establishing a regular payment history will also help you to improve your credit score.
Best of all, you can still take that annual vacation you’ve been dreaming of, instead of using cash, you’ll simply use your new First Progress Platinum Elite MasterCard® Secured Credit Card, and then pay the balance off over time! (And your entire tax refund will still be intact as the security deposit on the card!)