Double award success for Barclaycard

From: Barclaycard
Published: Mon Jul 02 2007

Barclaycard has been celebrating a double awards success with the capture of the Personal Finance and Savings magazine’s Best Credit Card Provider 2007 and the Moneyfacts 2007 Best Platinum Card 2007 award.

The Personal Finance and Savings award, which was sponsored by MSN Money, was awarded after readers of the magazine were asked to vote for the best credit card provider based on customer service, product offerings and product innovation.

The Moneyfacts awards for Best Platinum Card 2007, was made after Barclaycard Platinum consistently topped the Moneyfacts best buy tables with a twelve month 0% balance transfer deal and 0% on new purchases for three months.

Commenting on the awards, Mark Gonnella, Barclaycard Corporate Affairs Director said "I’m delighted by the double recognition from our customers of Barclaycard’s commitment to offering excellent value, innovative products and great customer service."

Recent product innovations from Barclaycard include Barclaycard Breathe, the first credit card in the UK to donate 50% of its profits to carbon reduction projects around the world and the announcement that Barclaycard will launch the first contactless payment credit card in the UK.


Notes to Editors

- Barclaycard was voted Best Credit Card Provider 2007 by the readers of Personal Finance and Savings magazine

- Barclaycard Platinum was named Best Platinum Card by Moneyfacts at their annual awards, held June 2007

- Full details of all Barclaycard products can be found at -

- In April 2007, Barclaycard announced plans to launch Barclaycard Breathe, the only card in the UK to donate 50% of its profits to carbon reduction products around the world

Barclaycard holders receive a wide range of free additional card benefits including*:
Emergency Card Replacement and Cash Advance
Worldwide Assistance
- a wide range of practical international help and support
- assistance and advice to help cardholders replace lost or stolen passport or travel documents. Cardholders can register passport numbers with Barclaycard prior to travel
- put cardholders in touch with a local English-speaking lawyer
- Barclaycard can arrange flights and other transport to help cardholders get home as quickly as possible
- give cardholders access to a phone-based interpretation service
- Barclaycard can send messages home for cardholders, whether it's an emergency or not
- If a cardholder or one of their family is taken ill or lose their medication, Barclaycard can put them in touch with an English-speaking doctor
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Barclaycard is a trading name of Barclays Bank Plc.

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Registered Office: 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom.

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