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The Discover it® Secured Credit Card

Can help you build or rebuild credit with responsible use.2

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The Discover it® Secured Credit Card

Can help you build or rebuild credit with responsible use.2

No annual fee

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Discover Secured Card

It's a real credit card, not a prepaid or debit card

Using your secured credit card will build a credit history with the three major credit bureaus. Generally, prepaid and debit cards can't do that.

Refundable Security Deposit

Get started with a refundable security deposit

Your secured card requires a refundable security deposit. You choose your deposit amount (minimum $200) when you apply.

NEW!

Free Social Security number alerts

We'll monitor thousands of risky websites when you sign up.5
Learn More about alerts.

Earn cash back

Earn cash back on every purchase

2% Cashback at restaurants or gas stations on up to $1,000 in combined purchases each quarter††. Plus 1% cash back on all other credit card purchases.

Double your cash back

First-year offer: Cashback Match6

We automatically match all the cash back you've earned at the end of your first year on your credit card.

No annual fee

No annual fee

23.99% standard variable purchase APR*

FICO Credit Score

FICO® Credit Score for free7

Get your FICO ® Credit Score for free on monthly statements, on our mobile app or when you log in to your online account.


Learn More About FICO® Credit Scores

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of credit do I need to qualify for this card?
  • What do I need to apply?
  • What are Secured Credit Cards?
  • Can I get my security deposit back?
  • How do I return to an application I have started?

Not sure if a secured credit card is right for you?

Here's how it works.

Secured Card Deposit

Apply & provide a deposit

If approved, secure your line with an equal deposit. That means a $200 deposit for a $200 credit line. Or a $500 deposit for a $500 credit line.3

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Use your card responsibly

Be sure to pay your bill on time. And pay your balance in full each month by the due date to avoid interest on purchases.

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Build Credit History

Build your credit history

Using credit responsibly across all of your credit cards and loans, including Discover and others, may qualify you to get your security deposit back.2

Discover it® Secured Credit Card VS.Competitors

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Rewards
Earn 2% cash back in popular categories.
Plus earn 1% cash back on all other purchases. ††
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†Compared card issuers may provide other new cardmember bonuses, a FICO® Credit Score or other credit score and other credit information. See issuers' websites for further details.
*According to the Feb 2017 Nilson Report.

All with no annual fee.

23.99% standard variable purchase APR*

What cardmembers are saying.

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I love this card, it is my favorite of all my cards. What's not to love? The NO annual fee, the cash back, free [ access to ] FICO® Scores. I believe I scored big signing up with this card! Thanks Discover!

Discover it ® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Illinois

From the day I got the card I was amazed at the customer service I received. Looking forward to building my credit with Discover!

Discover it® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Minnesota

The customer service is by far the BEST! This cash back option on a secure card is awesome. Best decision I have ever made!

Discover it® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Washington

This is truly the best secured card on the market with superb customer service 24 hrs.

Discover it® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Florida

I love my Discover It card! I am trying to build my credit and this card is allowing me to do just that! Thanks Discover!!!!

Discover it® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Ohio

This card is awesome. When you call customer service, you are treated like a valuable customer. Not like other card companies. Plus the rewards, free fico score and other benefits make this a must have card.

Discover it® Secured Cardmember Since 2016, Florida

  • Annual Fee: None. 23.99% standard variable purchase APR. Intro Balance Transfer APR is 10.99% for 6 months from date of first transfer, for transfers under this offer that post to your account by March 10, 2018; then the standard purchase APR applies. Cash APR: 25.99% variable.Variable APRs will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate. Minimum interest charge: If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $2.00. Cash advance fee: Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater. Balance transfer fee: 3% of the amount of each transfer . Rates as of November 30, 2017. We will apply payments at our discretion, including in a manner most favorable or convenient for us. Each billing period, we will generally apply amounts you pay that exceed the Minimum Payment Due to balances with higher APRs before balances with lower APRs as of the date we credit your payment.

    ††You earn a full 2% Cashback Bonus on your first $1000 in combined gas and restaurant purchases each calendar quarter. Calendar quarters are defined as the three-month periods beginning January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Gas and restaurant category purchases over the quarterly cap, and all other purchases, earn 1% cash back. Gas and restaurant purchases are those made at merchants classified as gas stations and full service restaurants, cafes, cafeterias and fast-food locations. Purchases coded in categories other than these, including purchases made at warehouse clubs, wholesale distributors, and discount stores, will not qualify. Purchases made using Near Field Communication (NFC), virtual wallets, or similar technology may not be eligible. Rewards are added to your Cashback Bonus account within 2 billing periods. See Cashback Bonus Program Terms and Conditions for further detail.



  1. Reviews: Discover Secured Card's average "Overall Rating" based on reviews by cardmembers as seen at https://www.discover.com/credit-cards/secured/reviews/
  2. Builds credit with responsible use: Discover reports your credit history to the three major credit bureaus so it can help build your credit if used responsibly. Late payments, delinquencies or other derogatory activity with your other credit card accounts and loans may impact your ability to build credit.
  3. Minimum Security Deposit: A minimum security deposit of $200 is required to open this account and your security deposit must equal your credit limit. Your maximum credit limit (up to $2500) will be determined by your income and ability to pay.
  4. Transition to a Discover account without a security deposit: We'll automatically review your credit card account monthly, starting at eight months, to see if we can return your security deposit while you continue to enjoy your card benefits. These reviews are based on responsible credit management across all of your credit cards and loans, including Discover and others .
  5. Discover® Identity Alerts: Offered by Discover Bank at no cost, only available online, and currently include the following services: (a) daily monitoring of your Experian® credit report and an alert when a new account is listed on your report; (b) daily monitoring of thousands of risky websites known for revealing personal information and an alert if your Social Security number on is found on such a website. This information is intended for, and only provided to, Primary credit cardmembers whose accounts are open, in good standing and have an email address on file. The Primary cardmember must agree online to receive identity alerts. Identity alert services are based on Experian information and data which may differ from information and data at other credit bureaus. Monitoring your credit report does not impact your credit score. This benefit may change or end in the future. Discover Bank is not a credit repair organization as defined under federal or state law, including the Credit Repair Organizations Act. See Frequently Asked Questions.
  6. Cashback MatchTM : Only from Discover, as of October 2017. No purchase minimums. After the first 12 consecutive billing periods that your new account is open, we will match all of the cash back rewards you've earned and apply them to your account in the following one or two billing periods. If your account is closed or no longer in the cash back reward program at the time we calculate your potential award, your cash back will not be matched. You've earned cash back rewards when they have posted to your account by the end of the 12th consecutive billing period. This promotional offer may not be offered in the future. This exclusive offer is available only to new cardmembers.
  7. FICO® Credit Score Terms: Your FICO® Credit Score, key factors and other credit information are based on data from TransUnion® and may be different from other credit scores and other credit information provided by different bureaus. This information is intended for and only provided to Primary account holders who have an available score. See Discover.com/FICO about the availability of your score. Your score, key factors and other credit information are available on Discover.com and cardmembers are also provided a score on statements. Customers will see up to a year of recent scores online. Discover and other lenders may use different inputs, such as FICO® Credit Scores, other credit scores and more information in credit decisions. This benefit may change or end in the future. FICO is a registered trademark of the Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and other countries.
  8. Freeze it: When you freeze your account, Discover will not authorize new purchases, cash advances or balance transfers. However, some activity will continue, including bills that merchants mark as recurring, as well as returns, credits, dispute adjustments, payments, Discover protection product fees, other account fees, interest, rewards redemptions and certain other exempted transactions.
  9. Free Overnight Card Replacement: Overnight shipping is not available to P.O boxes or addresses outside the U.S Carrier overnight shipping limitations apply that may impact the exact delivery date.
  10. Accepted nationwide by at least 97% of the merchants that take credit cards: According to the Feb 2017 issue of the Nilson Report.
  11. Discover refunds deposits two ways: 1) automatic monthly reviews starting at eight months to see if your account qualifies to "graduate" after showing responsible use of all your credit over time, or 2) when you close your account and pay in full we will return the security deposit to you, which can take up to two billing cycles plus ten days. See other issuers' terms for their details.
  12. Redeem Any Amount Any Time: We will credit your account with your cash back bonus balance if your account is closed or has not been used in 18 months. See rewards terms and conditions.
  13. Use Rewards at Amazon.com: Amazon, Amazon.com, the Amazon.com logo and the smile logo are registered trademarks of the Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. For complete details on how to Pay with Cashback Bonus at Amazon.com see Amazon.com/Cashback Bonus.
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