Best US Credit Card for Students?

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I'm moving to the US from Canada, with no US based credit history. I'm starting my first year MBA and will have no income (lol). A couple of options I have right now:
1. Set up an Amex in Canada - they allow cross border transfer of credit cards pretty easily. Con: Canadian sign up perks SUCK in comparison.

  1. Set up a TD Americas Credit Card - they will pull my Canadian history which will be nice, but TD Bank's credit cards kinda suck
  2. Set up a Canadian credit card with 0% conversion fees - will be easier to set up, but also would have to pay everything off in CAD

Anyone else gone through this process? Any thoughts/advice?

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Apr 5, 2019

Hi Honeycube, check out these resources:

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Fingers crossed that one of those helps you.

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May 1, 2019

uber visa. 4% back on dining and bars is unreal

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May 1, 2019

What concrete said... also look into the Discover it card if you plan on being in the US for a while. I had basically no credit history when I applied for it and ended up working just fine

May 8, 2019

Thanks y'all.

May 25, 2019