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Barclaycard trials PayTag credit card sticker

Barclaycard trials PayTag credit card sticker

Barclaycard is trialling PayTag, a contactless payment card, with a selected group of customers prior to rolling it out to millions of customers by the end of the year. The card is around one third of the size of a standard credit card and it contains a near-field communications (NFC) chip. It is designed to [...]

April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Almost 300 jobs to go at Barclaycard’s call centre

Almost 300 jobs to go at Barclaycard’s call centre

Banking giant Barclays is reducing headcount further - this time at its credit card arm, Barclaycard. The announcement comes just a week after the bank said it will axe 1,000 jobs as it ceases to offer financial planning advice in its branches. Meanwhile, the job losses within the credit card division are the result of [...]

February 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Spending on plastic up 9.2%

Spending on plastic up 9.2%

Spending on credit and debit cards increased 9.2% in March compared to March 2009, new figures from Barclaycard show. This continues a trend highlighted in February, when spending on plastic increased 7.1% on year. Compared to February, credit and debit card spending increased 18% in March for high street and online purchases. This is a [...]

April 15, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Spending on plastic up 7.1%

Spending on plastic up 7.1%

Money spent by UK consumers using credit and debit cards increased 7.1% in February compared to the same month last year. The figures released by Barclaycard follow a 3.6% rise in January 2010 compared to January 2009. However, the data also showed a drop in spending on cards between January and February of 2.5%. Stuart [...]

March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard to close office in Glasgow with loss of 350 jobs

Barclaycard to close office in Glasgow with loss of 350 jobs

Barclaycard has today confirmed it is to close its loan centre in Glasgow this summer, which will result in the loss of 350 jobs. The centre, which is located at Academy Park on the city’s south side, deals with loans arranged at the point of sale in shops. Neil Radley, managing director of International Consumer [...]

March 18, 2010 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard launches pre-application credit check

Barclaycard launches pre-application credit check

Barclaycard has launched a new online service that allows potential customers to check their eligibility for a credit card without damaging their credit rating. The pre-application check allows consumers to find out whether or not they are likely to be accepted for a specific Barclaycard credit card. Using the service leaves a search footprint on [...]

September 11, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard overhauls online service

Barclaycard overhauls online service

Barclaycard has updated its online account management service. The website has been redesigned to give customers more control over their Barclaycard accounts. Updates include giving customers the choice as to how they view their account information and spending, and simplified log-in, balance transfers and transaction disputes. Customers can choose to view their spending in categories, [...]

September 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard ‘the only winner’ from helping-hand scheme

Barclaycard ‘the only winner’ from helping-hand scheme

Barclaycard’s claim to be lending a helping hand to customers in financial difficulties are little more than a sham to boost the company’s coffers, a financial expert has claimed. The credit card provider has launched a new advice line targeting customers who are close to their credit limit or who are failing to clear their [...]

August 12, 2009 | 1 Comment More
Is your festival tent insured?

Is your festival tent insured?

With the summer festival season approaching fast, moneysupermarket.com has urged festival-goers to check if their home insurance covers possessions stored in a tent. “Tents can be left unguarded for hours at a time, so while it’s essential not to leave valuables lying around, it is also important to check your insurance will cover you if [...]

June 9, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Reckless card applicants risk “fouled” credit record

Reckless card applicants risk “fouled” credit record

Consumers should carefully check credit providers’ criteria before applying for a credit card or risk finding their “ credit records fouled with a litany of failed attempts to secure credit,” a price comparison site warned this week. With a number of providers, including MBNA, Barclaycard, and RBS, now openly publishing their eligibility criteria, potential applicants [...]

Reader’s Digest annual survey reveals Britain’s trusted brands

Reader’s Digest annual survey reveals Britain’s trusted brands

The Reader’s Digest 9th annual survey has revealed Britain’s most trusted brands, which in today’s climate, has more relevance than previous years. Lloyds TSB (now Lloyds Banking Group following its takeover of HBOS) has retained the top spot for the most trusted bank/building society in the UK. Since the survey commenced, Lloyds has won the [...]

April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard freezes interest rates until June

Barclaycard freezes interest rates until June

Barclaycard has announced a four month interest rate freeze for all UK personal customers. Barclaycard holders will not have their interest rate increased before June, whilst around three million ‘low risk’ customers will have their interest rate reduced by between 2.5 and 5 percentage points. The credit card provider said it is still committed to [...]

February 5, 2009 | 0 Comments More
Barclaycard to issue contactless debit cards

Barclaycard to issue contactless debit cards

Barclaycard has reported that most debit cards it issues from March will contain contactless technology as standard. Contactless cards enable users to pay for shopping under £10 by simply holding the card up to a terminal without taking it out of their wallet. The payment is debited from their account as it would be for [...]

January 8, 2009 | 0 Comments More