Getting a US credit card as an expat
January 14, 2012 4:05 AM Subscribe
How can an American expat get a credit card that isn't from a big bank?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We recently moved our money away from Bank of America. We had a credit card with them, which we cancelled. We would like to get another American credit card, because of the conveniences (coverage for rental cars, high limit that is useful for traveling) - but we are expats currently living in the Netherlands.
We have a USAA account, but we can't get a credit card through them that has anything less than a 15% APR because we aren't full members. We have excellent credit. Where can we get an American credit card with a non-crazy APR even though we live overseas?
*Credit unions are great, but I can't find an easy way of figuring out which credit unions we are eligible for (and some credit unions have credit cards that are administered by BoA anyway!).