USAA Classic Visa Platinum® review - US

Review: USAA Classic Platinum Visa® Credit Card — April 2018

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If you or a family member are in the military, the USAA Classic Platinum Visa® is a credit card that can help you build your credit. Issued by USAA Bank you can make purchases all over the world.

The basics

A card catered to people affiliated with the military, the USAA Classic Platinum Visa cards offers special rates for those in deployment and active military duty. The USAA Classic Platinum Visa® is designed for people with average credit, and will help you improve your credit with consistent on-time payments. You can expect an 18.65% - 24.65% variable APR, and a $35 annual fee to maintain services. The USAA Classic Platinum Visa® also includes a variety of travel, security and retail benefits.

The perks

    • Collision damage waiver coverage. Pays for physical damage and theft to most rental vehicles.
    • No penalty charged on APR. You won’t be penalized for making late or missed payments.
    • Improve your credit. By making on-time and consistent payments, you can improve your credit score, automatically upgrading you to a premium USAA credit card.

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    • Special 4% SCRA rate. You’ll get 4% APR on your existing balance when you enter active duty.
      • Deployment/PCS Rate. Get 4% APR on all balances for up to 12 months during deployment or PCS. After 12 months, the regular APR, currently between 10.65% to 26.65% variable, will apply. This rate will vary with the market, based on the prime rate.
      • Military Campaign Benefit. You’ll get a rebate on all finance charges accrued while you served in a qualified military campaign.

    What do I need to know before I apply?

    Eligibility criteria

    In order to apply for the USAA Classic Platinum Visa Credit Card, you must be a member of the military, a veteran who was honorably discharged or an eligible family member of military personnel. You also must be:

    • A US citizen or permanent resident
    • At least 18 years old

    Always consider your options and your financial situation before you apply for a credit card.

    Required documents & information

    • Full name and address
    • Marital status
    • Birthdate
    • Contact information
    • Proof of employment and income

    Bottom line

    If you have average credit, and are looking for a card to help strengthen your credit score, the USAA Classic Platinum Visa® could be the ideal solution. Before choosing this card, be sure to compare it with other options.

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