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How do I get my first credit card in Canada?

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What do you need to know before getting your first credit card?

There are a few things you should know if you’re considering getting your first credit card.

First, learn how interest rates work. One of the common features of credit cards is the APR (annual percentage rate). This is the amount of interest you’ll pay on your balance over the course of a year. You should compare different offers to find the best rate that suits you. Remember, the lower the interest rate, the less you’ll pay in interest.

Evaluate your credit score. Your credit score is a three-digit number that can influence the type of credit card you can qualify for. Some cards require a higher credit score, while others have lower standards. You can narrow down your options by knowing your score.

Think about what features you need. Do you want a rewards program? A low APR? No annual fee? Consider what matters to you and look for cards that match your wants and needs.

Be aware of any fees associated with the card. Look for any additional costs such as late payment fees or balance transfer fees. You can prevent any surprises later on by knowing the the costs upfront.

How to Get a Credit Card for the First Time?

Once you’ve decided on the type of card you’re looking for, it’s time to compare the different cards available in Canada. You may also want to compare the different customer service policies and fees associated with the cards. You should apply once you’ve narrowed down your choices.

It’s important to use your credit card responsibly once you’ve been approved and received your card Make sure to pay on time and in full each month. This will help you build a good credit history and qualify for better offers in the future.

Note: KOHO product information and/or features may have been updated since this blog post was published. Please refer to our KOHO Plans page for our most up to date account information!
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