Allstar Plus ‘All-in-one’ Business Fuel Card review 2022

The Allstar Plus card is a combined business and fuel card that promises to reduce your business admin and improve cash flow.

With up to 44 days interest free on purchases (subject to status) and savings on fuel at selected sites, the Allstar Plus business card aims to lighten the business travel costs for you and your company.

  • Can help maximise cash flow
  • Watch out for additional charges, such as the late repayment fee and replacement card fee
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Up to 44 days

Interest-free each billing period

Details

NetworkVisa
Annual/monthly fees£3.99 per card per month
PurchasesN/A (this product is a charge card).
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 44 days
Maximum credit limitNot specified
Incentive
Up to 44 days interest free on purchases (subject to status), savings on fuel at 1,600 discount diesel sites plus a 10% saving on vehicle servicing, repair, tyres and car washes at venues nationwide.

Review by


Emily Herring is a Publishing Executive at Finder specialising in credit-based products including credit cards and business and personal loans. Emily has a Masters in Creative Writing & Publishing and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication & Media.

Expert review

If you’re looking to minimise your business admin and save a few pennies on business travel and driving expenses, the Allstar Plus business card is a great “all-in-one” card that combines a regular business charge card with the added perks of a fuel card.

Many of Allstar’s customers have praised the convenience and easy set-up of this card, and as well as standard features such as customisable spending limits and additional cards, it can be used at over 7,700 fuel sites across the UK (including all major stores and brands). You can get discounts on every litre of fuel you purchase at over 1,600 sites, as well as savings on business travel, vehicle maintenance and servicing.

As a business charge card, you’ll receive up to 44 days interest-free on purchases, but you’ll need to be wary of additional fees that this card comes with, such as the late repayment fee and a convenience fee of up to 1.5p per litre.

Customer rating
★★★★★
Satisfaction survey
86% of AllStar Plus customers in our 2022 customer satisfaction survey would recommend the brand to a friend.
Monthly fee for each card and there are additional charges

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Detailed expenses breakdown
  • Up to 44 days interest-free
  • You can use the card at over 7,700 fuel sites around the UK

Cons

  • Monthly fee per card
  • Additional fees, such as the late repayment fee and replacement card fee

What is Allstar?

Allstar is the largest fuel card providers in the UK. It offers the widest network of fuel sites, as well as discounts on fuel purchases at selected stores.

In 2017, Allstar introduced the Allstar Plus card, which combines its regular fuel card with the features of a business charge card.
This aims to help companies reduce their admin, better manage their cash flow and increase their working capital while making savings on their fuel and vehicle services.

How does an Allstar Plus card work?

The Allstar Plus card functions much like a regular business charge card, but can also be used to get discounted fuel at over 1,600 Discount Diesel fuel sites in the UK, as well as offering access to special deals on vehicle servicing, repairs and business travel.

The Allstar Plus card can be used to cover all forms of business expenses. These include stock purchases, paying suppliers, accommodation, travel, e-commerce, etc. You can also include additional cards for your employees and tailor them to specific job roles, all while controlling employee spending by setting limits per day, week, month, and even spending type.

Allstar also offers a business expense management app alongside its card for a small additional fee of £6 per month. This app offers you the opportunity to save more time on your admin and take the “paper” out of “paperwork” (and possibly some of the “work” too) by streamlining your expense admin digitally. With the help of this app you can upload receipts easily and run in-depth expense reports via a customisable dashboard.

How much does an Allstar Plus fuel card cost?

As well as paying interest on any outstanding balance, you may need to pay a number of fees when using your Allstar Plus business card, including:

  • Transaction fee (up to £2.75 per transaction)
  • Late payment fee – £12
  • Replacement card fee – £6
  • Hard copy invoice request – £9.99
  • Convenience fee of up to 1.5p per litre – extra charge if you don’t use certain networks or stations
  • Exceed credit limit – £35 per billing cycle
  • Company name change on card – £6

Like all credit based charge cards, it is wise to only spend as much as you can afford and to repay your debts in full, each month. Allstar have stated in their Card Terms and Conditions that “late payment may also trigger a risk based fee being applied to your purchases and/or result in the removal of any discounts you may have the benefit of.” So, if you are concerned about a missing payment or a late payment, get in touch with Allstar as soon as possible to avoid any negative charges to your account.

Where can you use an Allstar Plus fuel card?

You can use an Allstar Plus business card at any retailer that accepts Visa, as well as at over 7,700 fuel sites around the UK, including Shell, Esso, Gulf, BP, Star, Texaco, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Co-op and Morrisons.

How to apply

If you've compared cards and settled on the Allstar Plus ‘All-in-one’ Business Fuel Card, you can head over to Allstar's secure online application to apply. Don't forget, you'll need to be over 18 and a UK resident to apply.

Allstar customer reviews

Allstar’s product has received mixed reviews online, according to customer review platform Trustpilot. It currently has an “average” rating of 2.9 out of 5, based on more than 609 reviews (updated May 2022). Some customers praised its convenient cards and easy set-up, with one customer commenting “great fuel card products which save so much admin time and accounting for receipts”. Whilst other customers have criticised its customer service and many mentioned additional charges when paying for fuel. One customer said “that the extra charge is this so called credit risk fee (which I’m assuming is because we [the customer] are a very new business) of an extra 26p per litre”. (March 2022).

Our verdict

If you’re in the market for a business charge card that helps lighten the travel costs for you and your employees, the Allstar Plus business card aims to cut some of the unnecessary admin that can plague SMEs. By combining the features of a regular business charge card with an Allstar fuel card, it could be worth considering for businesses that spend a lot of money, or time, on business travel and driving expenses. Not to mention, with this card, you could be eligible for discounts on every litre at over 1,600 Discount Diesel sites. But if you’re unlikely to take advantage of the potential fuel and vehicle maintenance discounts on offer, you’ll likely find a better deal on your business card elsewhere, especially given the pricing and range of ongoing and additional fees that this card comes with.

Frequently asked questions

Can I get additional Allstar Plus ‘All-in-one’ Business Fuel Cards for my team?

Yes. Allstar doesn't specify a maximum number of cards you can request.

Does Shell accept Allstar fuel cards?

Yes, you can use an Allstar fuel card at Shell, as well as other leading fuel brands.

Can you use Allstar Plus cards at a pay at pump?

Yes, you can pay at the pump using your Allstar Plus card, provided the retailer lets you do so.

Can I change my card spending limits?

Yes, you can change the spending limits on your Allstar Plus card by contacting your Allstar business representative.

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