A credit card for people who have little or no credit, or the most dreaded of all: bad credit. They’re backed by a savings account, which serves as collateral on the credit available on the card. You deposit money into the savings account and it remains there, thereby backing the card and easing the lender’s fears about your credit-worthiness. The card’s limit is based on two things: your credit history (if you have any) and the amount you deposited into the account. So why would you get a card of this type? If you want to build credit, or rebuild bad credit. (See also: Credit Card, Debit Card)« Back to Glossary Index
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