The East West Bank Secured Credit Card can help you establish a good credit rating when used and managed wisely. Secured cards work much like any other credit card but require collateral to get started.2
|Bank of America||Citibank|
|Apply with no SSN|
|Maximum Credit Limit||$10,000||$5,000||$2,500|
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR)||12.99%||23.74%||23.99%|
|Foreign Transaction Fee||No fee||3%||3%|
The information above is obtained by East West Bank from the listed institutions' websites. Accurate as of 06/23/2022; website data may change. Additional features and terms may also apply to each institution’s secured card.
If you don’t already have the Mobile App, please download here.4
Apply for the Secured Credit Card in the App.
When you submit your application, you will need to provide a refundable security deposit equal to your chosen credit limit. You can close your credit card account any time and get your security deposit2 back.
Once you receive your Secured Credit Card, activate it by following the instructions included with your card.
Enroll for online access here.
After you activate your card, we’ll provide you with a full suite of management tools where you can:
Set up a payment account to make recurring or one time payments to your card.
Review your balance, available credit, and transactions.
Download your secure credit card statements.
Set up alerts to notify you when important events occur on your Secured Credit Card.
Enjoy using your Secured Credit Card and start building your credit history in the U.S.
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1We may report information about the status and payment of your account to credit bureaus and other creditors. East West Bank will report this information using the available personal identifying information you have provided to us or provide to us at a later date. You can learn more about how we report Credit in your Secured Visa® Classic Credit Card Agreement.
2 Funds equal to your chosen credit limit must be deposited into your primary checking account and pledged to East West Bank as a security deposit before your application can be processed. If your credit application is denied or withdrawn before approval, the security deposit will be released within three business days. If your credit application is approved, the secured deposit will not be available for your use until the card is closed and the security deposit is released by the Bank. Please refer to the Secured Visa® Classic Credit Card Agreement and Terms and Conditions for additional details.
3East West Bank does not charge a fee for you to conduct transactions in currencies other than U.S. dollars, although transactions conducted in a foreign currency are converted to U.S. dollars by Visa®. For more information about how this occurs please refer to your Secured Visa® Classic Credit Card Agreement.
4East West Bank does not charge for Mobile Banking. However, your mobile service provider may charge for sending and receiving text messages on your phone. Check with your service provider for details on specific fees and data charges that may apply.