Our Start credit card is ideal for members who’ve never had a credit card and want to get an early jump on building their credit score. And it’s part of our Start Financial Program, which offers special accounts, learning, and advice for teens, young adults, and members new to loans.
No annual fee
Low interest rates
Flexible terms for members new to loans and credit
Credit limit from $250 to $2,500, based on borrower(s) qualifications
Contactless Visa Platinum card
Under 18? We’ve got you covered.
We invite you to apply for our Start credit card, as long you have a parent or other co-signer on your card. Parents will have access to monitor and help manage their child’s credit card and make payments through Advantis Online & Mobile Banking.
What exactly is a credit score?
It’s an important number that represents your creditworthiness, or how likely you are to pay your bills. And it comes into play when you apply for an apartment, cell phone, loan, or even a new job. Plus, a strong score can also help you borrow at lower rates on loans.
An Advantis Start credit card can help you establish credit history if you’re new to loans.
By using it responsibly – making your payments on time every month – you build and grow your credit score.
As your financial situation improves and you build credit, we can increase your credit limit.
Enjoy much lower rates than the big banks or major credit card providers charge.
Plus, you enjoy the same benefits that come with every Advantis Visa credit card:
Contactless convenience – just tap and pay at participating retailers
24-hour phone support, free fraud protection, and account alerts
Credit Card rates
Check out the competitive rates of our Start credit card.
Annual Percentage Rate1
Start Credit Card Program
7.99% to 16.99%
1 APR=Annual Percentage Rate. APR is a variable rate equal to “The Wall Street Journal” Prime Rate (currently 3.25%) plus a margin. APR is accurate as of 10/01/2021. The APR is based on your credit qualifications. Foreign currency conversion fee up to 1% may apply. Underwriting approval is required. Start Credit Card Program requires Parent or other co-signer if under 18 years old Credit limit from $250 to $2,500, based on borrower(s) qualifications. Apple Pay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Google Pay is a trademark of Google Inc. Samsung Pay is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Boost your money smarts with free online learning
If you’ve never had a credit card, or want to learn the basics when it comes to your finances, we can help you boost your money smarts. Learn more about the Start Financial Program and watch one of the interactive videos below.
How do I activate my card? If you recently received a new Advantis Visa card, you can securely activate it by calling 1-888-691-8661.
What if my credit card is lost or stolen? Notify us immediately.
Call 503-785-2528 or 800-547-5532, 8am - 6pm.
If you’d like, come in to any Advantis branch and we can issue a replacement card on the spot.
Only the card reported lost/stolen will be blocked.
Contact local law enforcement and report your loss. Record your report case number, and the name of person taking the report. We may ask you for this information.
What if I think someone has stolen my identity? Visit our identity theft page for more information. If you have further questions or would like to speak to a Member Service Representative, please call us at 503-785-2528 or email us.
How can I view my credit card balance info, transaction history, or set other controls? Log in to Advantis Online & Mobile Banking to manage your account activity and card controls.
How can I make a credit card payment? The fastest way to make a credit card payment is through Online & Mobile Banking. Your payment posts to the credit card and increases the amount available to spend immediately.
Please note it may take up to two business days to reflect the payment in your online banking account history. Other convenient payment options are also available.
How long will it take for my new Advantis credit card to arrive? You'll receive your card in the mail within 14 days after you're approved.
It’s easy to apply for the Start Credit Card
First, a few simple questions:
Are you age 18 or older?
Apply online in minutes (and select "Credit Card-Platinum")
Already a member? Sign in to Online Banking to streamline your application. Important: select “Credit Card – Platinum”.