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Halifax 25 Months Balance Transfer Credit Card

Halifax 25 Months Balance Transfer Credit Card

2016 award winner

Halifax 25 Months Balance Transfer Credit Card

  • 0% fee for transfers in first 90 days, 3% fee thereafter
  • Manage your card online using internet banking and mobile banking
More info
18.9% APR
Representative (variable)
25
 months
0% interest on transfers
0.0%
Transfer fee
6
 months
0% interest on purchases
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a good credit rating
  • no balance transfers from Lloyds Bank plc or Bank of Scotland plc

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 18.9% APR (variable)
Halifax 41 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

Halifax 41 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

2016 award winner

Halifax 41 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

  • 3.44% effective transfer fee (initial 3.5% fee, 0.06% refunded after 90 days)
  • Manage your card online using Online Banking and Mobile Banking
More info
18.9% APR
Representative (variable)
41
 months
0% interest on transfers
3.44%
Effective transfer fee
6
 months
0% interest on purchases
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have a good credit rating

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.95% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 18.9% APR (variable)
Sainsburys Nectar Purchase Credit Card

Sainsburys Nectar Purchase Credit Card

Sainsburys Nectar Purchase Credit Card

  • Offer only available until 29 Dec 2016
  • 5000 bonus Nectar points when you spend at least £800 (terms apply)
  • Collect 2 Nectar points per £1 spent at Sainsbury's, 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere
More info
18.9% APR
Representative (variable)
18
 months
0% interest on transfers
3.0%
Transfer fee
27
 months
0% interest on purchases
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • have a permanent UK address
  • be over 18 years of age
  • not have been declined for credit in the last month
  • not have a history of bad credit
  • not be an existing Sainsbury's Bank Credit Card holder

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.95% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 18.9% APR (variable)
Tesco Bank Foundation Clubcard Credit Card

Tesco Bank Foundation Clubcard Credit Card

Tesco Bank Foundation Clubcard Credit Card

  • Application response in 60 seconds
  • Designed to help build your credit rating
  • Credit limit subject to status
More info
27.5% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • not have applied for a Tesco Bank Credit Card in the last 6 months
  • have an annual income of at least £5,000
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • have not had any bankruptcies in the past 18 months
  • have not had any county court judgements in the past 18 months

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 27.54% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 27.5% APR (variable)
aqua Reward With Cashback

aqua Reward With Cashback

£20 Amazon voucher

aqua Reward With Cashback

  • £20 Amazon gift certificate exclusively through uSwitch (terms apply)
  • 0.5% cashback and no foreign transaction fees
  • Credit limit increase possible after four months
More info
34.9% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • have a permanent UK address
  • have a UK current bank or building society account
  • not be registered bankrupt in past 18 months or have proceedings
  • have no Country Court Judgements (past 12 months)

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 34.91% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 34.9% APR (variable)
Virgin 40 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

Virgin 40 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

2016 award winner

Virgin 40 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card

  • 2.4% balance transfer fee
  • 40 months 0% for money transfers (4% transfer fee)
  • 3 months 0% on Purchases
More info
20.9% APR
Representative (variable)
40
 months
0% interest on transfers
2.4%
Transfer fee
3
 months
0% interest on purchases
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • be a UK resident
  • have good credit history
  • no balance transfers from Virgin Money plc

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 20.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 20.9% APR (variable)
Chrome Credit Card 24.7% APR (variable)

Chrome Credit Card 24.7% APR (variable)

Chrome Credit Card 24.7% APR (variable)

  • New low APR card designed to help improve credit rating
  • Possibility to build Credit Limit up to £4000 over time
  • Online servicing, mobile app, SMS and email alerts
More info
24.7% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a permanent UK resident
  • be 18 or older
  • have not had bankruptcies in the last 12 months
  • not available to applicants who already hold a credit card provided by Vanquis Bank

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,000 at a rate of 24.7% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 24.7% APR (variable)
Lloyds Bank Platinum 40 Month BT MasterCard

Lloyds Bank Platinum 40 Month BT MasterCard

Lloyds Bank Platinum 40 Month BT MasterCard

  • 40 months 0% on balance transfers made in first 90 days
  • 3% transfer fee refunded to 2.39% within 90 days of transaction date
  • Six months 0% on new purchases
More info
18.9% APR
Representative (variable)
40
 months
0% interest on transfers
2.39%
Effective transfer fee
6
 months
0% interest on purchases
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • have no Country Court Judgements (past 5 years)
  • aged 18 or older
  • be a resident of the UK
  • have regular income
  • no balance transfers from Lloyds Bank plc or Bank of Scotland plc

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.94% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 18.9% APR (variable)
MBNA Platinum 41 Month Credit Card

MBNA Platinum 41 Month Credit Card

MBNA Platinum 41 Month Credit Card

  • 3.45% balance transfer fee for the first 60 days, 20.9% APR and 5% fee thereafter
  • 20 months 0% money transfers (4% transfer fee for first 60 days, 22.9 APR and 5% thereafter)
More info
18.9% APR
Representative (variable)
41
 months
0% interest on transfers
3.45%
Transfer fee
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be a UK resident for at least 3 years
  • be 18 or older
  • hold a UK bank or building society account
  • have a good credit history
  • eligibility check - see if you qualify without affecting your credit rating. Depending on the results, product details may vary
  • no balance transfers from MBNA or Fluid Money credit cards

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 18.9% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 18.9% APR (variable)
thinkmoney Credit Card

thinkmoney Credit Card

thinkmoney Credit Card

  • Manage your account online and with a smartphone
  • 60 second eligibility QuickCheck that will not affect your credit score
  • Suitable for people looking to rebuild their credit profile
More info
35.9% APR
Representative (variable)
Can I get this card?
?
To get this card you must at least:
  • be 18 or older
  • be a UK resident
  • be able to show some history of managing credit

Additional criteria for acceptance from the lender may apply.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a rate of 35.94% (variable) per annum, your representative APR is 35.9% APR (variable)

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Frequently asked questions

What are major credit cards?

Major credit cards are the most popular credit cards that are accepted around the world.

The cards are provided by either Visa, MasterCard or American Express, who are the world’s biggest payment services providers.

The credit is issued by a mixture of big banks, high-street retailers and credit providers, giving these major cards recognisable names like Barclaycard or MBNA.

Major credit cards offer a wide range of benefits. They are popular often because they offer the best benefit for each category.

They may have the longest balance transfer period, or the longest 0% period for purchases. But many are popular because they are open to people with poor credit scores.

What are the benefits of a major credit card?

There are no specific benefits beyond having a recognisable name on your card and large reputable company to deal with.

Having Visa or MasterCard provision is almost a guarantee that you will be able to use your card with any merchant that accepts major credit cards, wherever you are in the world.

It’s more important to look at the benefits of a specific card

You could take comfort knowing you are dealing with a big recognised company, that is compliant with all consumer rules and regulations, both on an international and UK specific level.

What types of major credit card are there?

Major credit cards tend to be balance transfer, 0% purchase credit cards and ‘bad-credit’ credit cards, reflecting their popularity. This is due to the useful benefits they offer.

Balance transfer cards can be used to clear existing credit debts and the majority of the leading ones don’t charge any interest for at least a year, provided you meet the minimum monthly repayments.

0% purchase credit cards offer free short term credit, typically offering no interest on card purchases for at least one year, but some offer this benefit for longer. Provided you can pay back your balance before the 0% interest period expires you could effectively borrow for free.

Bad-credit credit cards offer a way for those who have a poor credit history to borrow and improve their credit score. If you are applying for one of these remember to use it responsibility to avoid sliding into further debt.

If these types of credit cards don’t suit your needs, there are many other major credit card types – from low APR cards (one of the more sensible choices for sustained borrowing) to reward cards, that give you cash or loyalty points (such as frequent flyer miles) back as you spend.

Should I get a major credit card?

While major credit cards often offer the most competitive benefits, you should always closely examine any credit beyond the headline offers and think about what you need from a card.

Shop around thoroughly as it’s possible that less well known credit cards might well offer the best benefits for your personal financial situation.

Does uSwitch compare all the credit cards on the market?

We compare credit over 100 credit cards from all of the major banks and credit card providers.

However, we do not compare all the credit cards that are available in the UK.

This is because some credit card providers have offers that are only available exclusively through their own website or branch, or through other comparison websites - in the same way some credit cards are exclusively available through uSwitch.

There are also many credit cards that are only available to people in member organisations and clubs.