Barclaycard: making every swipe count

From: Barclaycard
Published: Wed Jan 31 2007

The latest line in credit cards from Barclaycard offer new lower rates while still providing exclusive sports discounts and a chance to win tickets to the next big game, or give support to a range of charities every time customers use their Barclaycard Premiership or Barclaycard Charity credit cards.

When new customers open a Barclaycard Charity credit card, they'll be giving support to a range of charities every time they use the card. Barclaycard will make a one-off donation of £5 with every initial customer transaction, followed by a further 0.3 per cent of the amount they spend. The donations will then be divided equally between Marie Curie Cancer Care, Save the Children, Samaritans and the Woodland Trust.

Barclaycard also offers a credit card created specifically for avid football fans. The Barclaycard Premiership credit card offers new customers zero per cent interest on balance transfers for 12 months, zero per cent interest on season ticket purchases, 10 per cent discount on purchases from JJB Sports and the chance to win Barclays Premiership tickets.

While the original Charity and Premiership cards emerged onto the credit card market some time ago, Barclaycard is now presenting new, lower rates - giving their offers a fresh face. The Barclaycard Premiership and Barclaycard Charity cards will now offer a new lower typical APR of 14.9 per cent, a reduction from the previous rate of 17.9 per cent. All other features of the cards will remain unchanged, including the 12 month zero per cent balance transfer offer on Barclaycard Premiership and the 6 month zero per cent purchase and balance transfer offer on the Barclaycard Charity card. The rate reductions are the latest in a line of price decreases to be announced by Barclaycard, with other recent reductions on the existing Platinum, Flexi-Rate, Simplicity and Student cards.

Amer Sajed, Managing Director of UK Cards, commented:

"We’re committed to offering our customers value for money, and these new lower rates mean customers can get an even better deal if they’re looking for a football credit card or a charity credit card. These cards are popular with those customers who follow the Barclays Premiership, or like to give to charity every time they use their cards."

In addition to lower rates, customers can enjoy convenient online account management, access to 24-hour help and advice, safe shopping with Fraud Protection and holiday deals with Barclaycard Travel Service. Moreover, there's no annual fee – making it easy for customers to treat themselves and give to someone in need using their Barclaycard.

About Barclaycard:

Barclaycard is a multi-brand international credit card and consumer lending business; it is one of the leading card businesses in Europe.

In the UK, Barclaycard manages the Barclaycard branded credit cards and other non-Barclaycard branded card portfolios, including Monument, SkyCard and Solution Personal Finance. In consumer lending, Barclaycard manages both secured and unsecured loan portfolios, through Barclays branded loans, being mostly Barclayloan, and also through the FIRSTPLUS and Clydesdale Financial Services businesses.

Outside the UK, Barclaycard provides credit cards in the United States through Barclaycard US, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia and across Africa.

Barclaycard Business processes card payments for retailers and issues purchasing and credit cards to business customers.

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