Finding out how likely you are to be accepted for a credit card takes just a few minutes and won't affect your credit score, so let's get started.
We run a soft check which won't harm your credit rating.
Find out in the time it takes to make a cup of tea.
See how likely you are to be accepted for a credit card.
To use the eligibility checker, you'll need to have a few bits of information handy:
No, we’ll do a soft check that doesn’t affect your credit score.
A soft check lets us know how likely you are to be accepted for a credit card before you apply, other lenders won't be able to see that we've completed this check.
The percentage helps you understand how likely you are to be approved for a credit card.
If you have a high likelihood score, then it means you're more likely to be accepted. If you see a lower percentage, then it's less likely you'll be accepted at the moment.
If you do apply, we’ll do a full credit search, which will show on your credit file, and a search of fraud prevention databases. There might still be a chance that we can’t offer you a credit card after we’ve done these checks.
There are several factors that could result in you not being eligible for a Credit Card. In some cases, it could be as simple as the information on the form not being filled out correctly. Other reasons might be that haven’t held your current job for long enough, or there isn’t enough information on your credit history.
Your Credit History is built up from past borrowing, such as other credit cards, mortgages, mobile phone contracts, and so on. If you haven’t had a credit card before, your credit history might be limited, in which case you may need to build your credit profile.
Take a look at our guide to understanding how your credit score works, including how to check it here.
We use representative rates when checking your eligibility for a Tesco Bank Credit Card. This means that the rates shown are only a guide, so you can easily compare products. When you apply, we may offer you a higher rate depending on your circumstances.