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Barclaycard announce the new cards in the Barclaycard Platinum range


Barclaycard have announced that they now have three highly competitive credit cards available in the Barclaycard Platinum range.

This is the first time that Barclaycard has offered a credit card with three options to increase customer choice. All three of the products available in the Barclaycard Platinum Credit Card range share a typical APR of 14.9% but each one also offers its own distinct benefits.

The Barclaycard Platinum Credit Card with Cash Back offers 2% cashback on supermarket and petrol spending and 0.5% cashback on all other purchases. In addition, the card offers 0% interest on balance transfers for 12 months from account opening (2.5% handling fee applies).

The Barclaycard Platinum Credit Card with Long Term Balance Transfer offers no balance transfer fee during the first 60 days from account opening, 5.9% interest per annum on balance transfers for the life of the transfer and 0% interest on purchases for 10 months from account opening.

The Barclaycard Platinum Credit Card with Balance Transfer offers 0% on balance transfers for 12 months from account opening (2.5% handling fee applies) and 0% interest on purchases for 3 months from account opening.

About Barclaycard

Barclaycard was set up in 1966 and was the UK’s first credit card. Barclaycard was the first and is the UK’s leading card services provider on the Internet. More than 800,000 customers regularly use Barclaycard’s online account services.

Barclaycard is a multi-brand credit card and loans business which also processes card payments for retailers and merchants and issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers and the UK Government. It is one of Europe’s leading credit card businesses and has an increasing presence in the United States.

One in five UK credit cards is a Barclaycard. Barclaycard can be used to pay for goods and services in more than 22 million places in over 200 countries and to withdraw cash from over 600,000 ATMs and banks worldwide.

In the UK, Barclaycard comprises Barclaycard and Sky Card branded credit cards and FIRSTPLUS secured lending. Barclaycard also manages card operations on behalf of Solution Personal Finance.

Outside the UK, Barclaycard provides credit cards in the United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Africa. In the Nordic region, Barclaycard operates through Entercard, a joint venture with ForeningsSparbanken (Swedbank).


Key facts:
Number of UK card customers: 9.8m
Barclaycard International cards in issue: 6.4m
Number of Barclaycard Business retailer/merchant relationships: 93,000

Barclaycard PR contact:
Andrew Bond
Barclaycard Press Office
1234 Pavilion Drive
01604 251229


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