Apply for your Credit Builder Card in 3 minutes and start living your best credit life.
Meet the Credit Builder Card
This little beauty is designed to help build your credit history. There's no interest or credit checks either.
Why is Building Credit Important?
People look at your credit score to determine how much they can trust you. So it really matters whenever you do things like:
Apply for a new apartment
Buy a home. (Spoiler: A good credit score can save you $1000s in the long run here)
Buy or lease a car
Interview for a job. A lot of employers will include a credit check as part of the hiring process
can be hard
That’s why we’ve kept our builder subscription reeeeal simple. We designed your card so that all you need to do is add a few bucks to your security deposit (which becomes your credit limit) and spend like normal. Literally.
For $14.99 a month you’ll get a Cleo Builder subscription that unlocks your card, cash advances**, cashback rewards**, and priority support for your credit journey.
You can read more about it here.
Each month, you’ll never spend more than what’s in your security deposit, which makes it really hard to miss a payment or go into debt. (We would say impossible but ya know…lawyers.)
Small steps add up
At the end of the month, Cleo reports your payment history to credit bureaus. Over time, on-time payments should help your credit score.
HOW TO Get your Credit Builder Card
Download the Cleo app
Type 'Credit Builder' to Cleo
She’ll help you apply and direct you to add money to your security deposit
Start spending and building credit in the process
Add some cash
The amount you put in your security deposit becomes your credit limit. So actually transferring some cash there is important. FYI, you’re good to spend everything you transfer, as utilization is not reported.
Add money to your security deposit when you're paid
Check your balance in the Cleo app
(yep, we said that)
Using your credit builder card at least once a month is recommended. You don’t have to go wild or anything but the main purpose of the card is to build your credit score, so you do have to use it to remind the credit people that it exists.
Use your card at least once a month
Add bills or subscriptions so you drop the life admin and spend automatically
Use your bills
Pay your bills with your credit builder card and invest in your credit future while staying on top of things. Win win.
Keep carefree credit building on
Set up bill reminders
Add your bills to your Cleo budget, she’ll keep you on the straight and narrow
Track your score
A magnificent credit score does not happen overnight, but eyeballing your score now and then definitely doesn’t hurt. It means if there are changes you know what’s happened, why it happened and what you can do to get back on track.
Things you can do
Keep track of your credit score in the borrow tab
Explore your score over time and see how it’s changed from month to month
I looked into it and thought, well Cleo helps me in other ways anyway, and I'm looking to rebuild my credit.
Um, a card that would help me build my credit just by putting money in it and using it to make purchases? Not everybody is perfect and my credit could use a little help.
When you first told me about the credit builder card I was like yes, I need this, because I do have bad credit.
To add a certain amount on the card and be able to pay all those expenses off of one thing – Cleo gives it all and I like to be able to have one place to go.
Cleo can spot you up to $120 for bills
Spend money in some of your favorite stores, get a little back
Not that you’ll need it though. You’re good at spending your money