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Capital One® Platinum Credit Card vs. Capital One® Secured Mastercard®

One is an unsecured card and one is a secured credit-building card.

Both these cards are meant for building credit, but the Capital One® Platinum Credit Card is an unsecured card that requires at least a fair credit score to apply. The Capital One® Secured Mastercard®, on the other hand, is a secured card where you can apply with poor credit. Both cards have a $0 annual fee.

Compare other features in the table below.

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Capital One® Platinum Credit Card

Terms apply, see rates & fees

Capital One® Secured Mastercard®

Capital One® Secured Mastercard®

Terms apply, see rates & fees

Finder rating
Finder rating

★★★★★

4.5 / 5.0

★★★★★

4.4 / 5.0
Best for
Best for
  • Building credit without a deposit
  • Growing your credit score and limit
Welcome offer
Welcome offer

N/A

N/A

Rewards
Rewards

N/A

N/A

Purchase APR
Purchase APR

22.99% variable

26.99% variable

Annual fee
Annual fee $0 $0
Balance transfer APR
Balance transfer APR

22.99% variable

26.99% variable

Cash advance
Cash advance

APR: 22.99% variable

Fee: $10 or 3% of the transaction, whichever is greater

APR: 26.99% variable

Fee: $10 or 3% of the transaction, whichever is greater

Foreign transaction fee
Foreign transaction fee None None
Late payment fee
Late payment fee Up to $40 Up to $40
Additional cardholder fee
Additional cardholder fee $0
Interest-free period
Interest-free period 25 days 25 days
Minimum interest
Minimum interest $0 $0
Minimum credit score
Minimum credit score 580 580
Card type
Card type Credit Credit
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Compare Capital One® Platinum Credit Card vs. Capital One® Secured Mastercard®

Name Product Filter values Minimum deposit required Purchase APR Annual fee Recommended minimum credit score
Capital One® Platinum Credit Card
N/A
22.99% variable
$0
580
A no-annual-fee card for average credit. Earn a higher credit line after five on-time payments.
Capital One® Secured Mastercard®
$49, $99 or $200
26.99% variable
$0
580
Get access to a higher credit line after making your first 5 monthly payments on time.
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