Bank Of America Cash Rewards Secured Card

welcome offer

This card will strengthen and help build your credit.

Bonus Cash Value

Approximately $0*

Annual Fee

$0

Card Rewards

Earn 3% cash back in the category of your choice: gas, online shopping, dining, travel, drug stores, or home improvement or furnishings

Earn 2% cash back at grocery stores and wholesale clubs

Earn unlimited 1% cash back on all other purchases

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Card Overview

The Bank Of America Cash Rewards Secured card will help you build credit. You’ll earn 3% and 2% cash back on the first $2,500 in combined choice category/grocery store/wholesale club purchases each quarter, then earn 1%. Enjoy the flexibility to choose how you redeem your cash rewards.

Card-Smart Tips & Advice
  • Limited credit ok - newcomers welcome
  • A minimum refundable security deposit of $300 (maximum of $4,900) is required to open this account
  • Bank of America will only approve you for a maximum of 2 cards within 2 months, 3 cards within 12 months, and 4 cards within 24 months
  • You can not have more than 5 Bank Of America credit cards
  • Bank Of America will not approve you for a credit card if you have opened more than 2 credit cards (other issuers included) in the past 12 months (and up to 6 credit cards in the past 12 months for Bank Of America Bank Account Holders)
  • Bank Of America will usually pull your Experian credit report (if you freeze Experian then Bank Of America  pull your TransUnion credit report)
  • You can check your application status  here
  • If declined you can call 1 800 354 0401 to be reconsidered
Card Details And Benefits
  • Free FICO score
  • Points do not expire

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*The estimate is based on our research on what approximate value consumers get when booking travel with points or transferring the points to partner airlines/hotels and booking award travel. You might need to be reward savvy to achieve the proper value. You can find out more on how we value points here

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