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SuperMoney Net Recommendation Score -40

SUPERMONEY NET RECOMMENDATION SCORE

This product is mostly not recommended by SuperMoney users with a score of -40, equating to 2.2 on a 5 point rating scale.

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1 user recommends
7 users are unsure
7 users don't recommend
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Highlights
Community Rating Mostly not recommended
Purchase APR  (Variable APR) 19.99%
Balance Transfer APR  (Variable APR) N/A
Credit Score Range 300 - 640
Annual Fee $29
Number of Reviews 15

First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card Review

This is a secured credit card credit card issued by Synovus Bank. If you're wondering whether First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card is the right card for you, read on. This review will provide you with with all the details you need to make a good choice.

Key Takeaways
  • High APRs. This is not a great card for people who carry a balance. It has a variable purchase APR of 19.99%
  • Charges foreign transaction fees. Avoid using this card when traveling abroad because it charges a commission of 3% every time you make a transaction outside the U.S.
  • Accepts cosigners. Synovus Bank is one of the few credit card issuers that allows applicants to include a cosigner. Adding a cosigner can really improve your approval chances if your credit is not great.
  • Secured card. This card requires a refundable deposit before you qualify for a line of credit. These cards are often used to improve the credit of people with poor credit or little credit history.
  • Poor credit accepted. This card will consider people who have bad credit. Even if you have poor credit, you may still have good approval odds.
Pros & Cons of First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card
The Good The Bad
  • Credit history not required.
  • Considers applicants with fair or poor credit.
  • First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card reports to multiple credit bureaus.
  • Higher than average purchase APRs.
  • Charges an annual fee of $29
  • Does not offer a signup bonus.
  • Does not offer rewards or cash back.
  • Charges a foreign transaction fee of 3%.
  • You don't earn rewards on every purchase.
  • Does not include many credit card benefits.
First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card FAQ

Does First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card have a cash back or rewards program?

No, it does not offer a rewards program.

What are the relevant APRs for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card?

According to the Federal Reserve Board, the average regular APR is 15% for all credit cards and 17% for accounts that carry a balance. It has higher than average regular APRs.

It has a variable purchase APR of 19.99%. It also has a variable cash advance APR of 24.99% .

Does First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card have an intro APR offer on balance transfers?

No, it does not come with an intro APR offer for balance transfers.

Does First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card have an intro APR offer on new purchases?

This card does not offer an intro APR rate on new purchases.

What are the fees for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card?

The following fees apply:

First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card Fees
Fees Amount
Annual Fee $29
Foreign Transaction Fee 3%
Returned Payment Fee up to $29
Late Payment Fee up to $40

Does First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card have a foreign transaction fee?

First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card charges a foreign transaction fee of 3%. For example, if you spend $2,000 on a week vacation abroad you would pay a foreign transaction fee of $60. If you travel abroad you may want to leave this card at home and apply for one that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees.

What is the customer service phone number for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card?

The First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card customer service number is (888) 796-6887.

What is the support contact email for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card?

The support contact email for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card is info@synovus.com.

How do people rate the customer service and user experience of First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card?

Overall, First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card is mostly not recommended based on community reviews that rate customer service and user experience.

Does First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card report your account activity to credit bureaus?

Yes, First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card reports your account activity to the following credit reporting agencies:

  • Equifax
  • Experian
  • Transunion

Making regular on-time payments to a creditor that reports to one or more credit bureaus will demonstrate your financial responsibility and may help improve your credit.

How to apply for First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card

  • Visit the First Progress Platinum Elite Mastercard® Secured Credit Card website.
  • Fill in the application form. You will typically need to provide general financial information, such as your Social Security Number, address, and annual income.
  • Check the information is accurate and submit your application.

If your credit score is preventing you from qualifying for this credit card, check out our guide for the best credit cards for bad credit.

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Availability

  Available in 46 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Washington, DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Feature Breakdown

No Interest Grace Period for Late Payment 25 days
Paper Statement Fee $0
Cash Advance Fee (%) Starting at 3%
Minimum Cash Advance Fee ($) Starting at $10
Foreign Currency Transaction Fee 3%
Annual Fee $29
Minimum Interest Charge $1.50
Returned Payment Fee Up to $29
Late Fee Amount Up to $40
Credit History Not Required
Customer Type Personal
Minimum Age 18
Co-signing Allowed
Supported Income Types
  • Direct Deposit (W2, SSA, SSDI)
  • Cash
  • Payroll Check or Prepaid Card
  • 1099 Misc. Income
Military Status
  • Active Duty Military
  • Non-Military
  • Veterans
  • Military Dependent
Employment Statuses Considered
  • Other
  • Employed Full-Time
  • Employed Part-Time
  • Self-Employed
  • Retired
  • Unemployed
Immigration Status Considered
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
Credit Score Range 300 - 640
Credit Bureau Reporting
  • Experian
  • Equifax
  • TransUnion
Rewards Type No Rewards
Cash Advance APR (Variable APR) 24.99%
Balance Computation daily balance.
Credit Limit Up to $2,000
Purchase APR (Variable APR) 19.99%
Card Type
  • Secured
  • Bad Credit
Card Network Mastercard

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SUPERMONEY NET RECOMMENDATION SCORE

This product is mostly not recommended by SuperMoney users with a score of -40, equating to 2.2 on a 5 point rating scale.

-40

Recommendation score measures the loyalty between a provider and a consumer. It's at +100 if everybody recommends the provider, and at -100 when no one recommends.

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