While they’re not technically no-credit loans, secured credit cards do allow access to a line of credit. The catch: You need to put down a deposit, and in return, you typically get an equally matched credit line. After you’ve shown that you can make payments reliably, companies may increase your credit line or even bump you up to a full-fledged unsecured credit card — all of which can help build your credit as long as you make payments on time and are otherwise financially responsible with the card.
All of the above scenarios actually happened to me. Thankfully not back-to-back, but they still illustrate that bad things do, indeed, happen to good people. When things go wrong, there’s usually a price tag associated with them. (We advise you to keep a current renters or home insurance policy with a company like Lemonade to help offset the cost of such disasters.)
* MobiLoans, LLC, a tribal lending entity wholly owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana ("Tribe"), a federally recognized Indian tribe, operates within the Tribe's reservation. Certain limitations apply. See Terms and Conditions for complete details. All trademarks, service marks, and registered marks are the properties of their respective owners. Maximum line amount of initial line is $2,500.00. Refer to the Terms & Conditions for additional details. Applications processed and approved before 4 p.m. CT are typically funded the next business day. In some cases, we may not be able to verify your application information and may ask you to provide certain documents. Mobiloans is an expensive form of short term credit and should not be used as a long term solution.