Over one million international students in the U.S. have no credit history and are considered high-risk customers by existing scoring models. Citing their $31 billion investment into the U.S. economy as well as international student success stories like Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, SelfScore's confidence in this population is its calling card. "The college campus is America's new Ellis Island," says Kapadia. "The Statue of Liberty's motto is no longer, 'Bring us your tired, your hungry, your sick.' It's, 'Bring us tomorrow's doctors, inventors, and CEOs.'"
The SelfScore MasterCard is a credit card with no annual fee, no security deposit, and no U.S. credit history required. This is similar to introductory credit cards that American citizens can easily obtain. Customers can manage payments and view their account balance via an online dashboard. Credit limits for new users are available up to $1,500.*
To apply, visit www.selfscore.com/apply-student-credit-card.
SelfScore opens the U.S. financial system to deserving but underserved audiences using alternative metrics and data. In 2016, we're connecting international students with fair credit before expanding into other products and populations. SelfScore is a venture-backed financial startup whose investors include Accel Partners, Aspect Ventures, Fenway Summer Ventures and Pelion Venture Partners. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, subscribe to our newsletter, The Score, and check out the latest news on our frequently updated blog. Accounts issued by Celtic Bank, a Utah Chartered Industrial Bank, Member FDIC.
*Restrictions apply. New borrowers must be in the continental U.S. at the time of application. Card is only available for purchases inside the U.S.
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