Total Visa® Unsecured Credit Card

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The Total Visa Unsecured Credit Card review was last updated on Mar. 22, 2019.

Total Visa® Unsecured Credit Card: Details and benefits

The Total Visa Unsecured Credit Card is a card for someone who has few, if any, other options when it comes to credit, but who can’t fathom opening a secured credit card. Still, the Total Visa carries a double-whammy of high fees and a high annual percentage rate.

When you have poor credit, your choices can be limited. But if you’re savvy enough to read a review of this card, then you’re smart enough to understand why you shouldn’t get this card. The thing is, you can do better, much better.

Although this card is easy to get approved for, the exorbitant fees and high APR make it a terrible pick. You’re charged a fee to open the account, an annual fee and a servicing fee. If you’re serious about trying to rebuild your credit, choose another card that won’t ding you for every little thing.


  • You’ll likely be approved for this card even with a poor credit history.
  • This card reports to all three of the major credit bureaus, so with regular, on-time payments you could improve your credit.


  • The card’s variable APR is high (see rates & fees for details), so if you carry a balance you’ll pile on the finance charges.
  • You’re not allowed to use your card outside of the United States.
  • You have to pay with the card inside at gas stations, as this card will automatically block you from using it at the pump as a fraud safety protection.
  • The billing cycle is 21 days, which is shorter than most other credit cards, which typically have billing cycles between 25 and 35 days.

Is it worth it for you?

If you do not have good credit, want fast approval for a card and don’t mind paying a lot of fees for card ownership this could be a card to consider. But make sure you know what you’re expected to pay before applying.

There’s a one-time program fee when you open the account, an annual fee (see terms for annual fee information) and a monthly servicing fee in addition to the annual fee (see terms for more information). Late payments won’t affect your APR but you will have to pay a fee.

If you’re approved, simply pay a Program Fee to open your account and access your available credit. You can personalize your card with a choice of six different designs.

Get the most value from Total Visa Unsecured Credit Card

This card doesn’t earn any rewards, so you can maximize your value by using it responsibly, paying your balances off in full each month and boosting your credit. Make sure your payments are timely and become familiar with the card’s terms so you don’t get charged any more fees than are necessary.

This card is a stepping stone to less costly cards with more rewards-earning potential, so be diligent in making payments and boost your credit quickly.