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Obtaining Credit Cards After Bankruptcy

Secured Credit Cards

At the Leventhal Law Group, P.C., we offer bankruptcy guidance and debt relief – helping people resolve financial problems using consumer bankruptcy laws and negotiating with creditors.

While a bankruptcy remains on your credit record for many years, you can take steps to rebuild your credit as soon as your debts are discharged. For example, it is possible for bankruptcy clients to finance an automobile soon after receiving a discharge through bankruptcy.

Credit Cards

Many people begin receiving credit card offers within months of their bankruptcy discharge. However, just because you are receiving an offer, it does not mean you will qualify for a credit card under the best terms possible for you. It may be better to start with a secured credit card.

Secured Cards

Several companies offer secured cards; you may find information at the sites listed below. The Law offices of Jonathan Leventhal does not recommend or endorse any specific bank or credit card company. This information is provided as a service to our clients or potential clients.

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First Premier® Bank Secured Credit Card

  • No credit history required
  • This is a real credit card – not a prepaid or debit card
  • See website for complete terms and conditions

 

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Centennial® Secured Credit Card

  • You establish your credit limit – From $200 minimum up to $5000
  • Reports monthly to the major Consumer Reporting Agencies
  • See website for complete terms and conditions

 

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Capital One® Secured MasterCard®

  • Get on the road to credit
  • Automatic reporting to the 3 major credit bureaus
  • Track credit with access to your credit score and other tools
  • You may qualify for credit line increases with no further security deposit required

 

Contact a Lawyer for Legal Advice

The information provided on this page about rebuilding your credit and obtaining credit cards after bankruptcy is for informational use only. Please contact a lawyer about specific legal advice.

If you have questions about filing bankruptcy please contact me, attorney Jonathan Leventhal. I am committed to helping my bankruptcy clients throughout the bankruptcy process, including giving legal advice regarding rebuilding credit after a chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy discharge. Call 818-347-5800.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.