Bank of Ireland UK Ulster Rugby Affinity Mastercard review

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This card is no longer available, but you can use this page to compare alternatives.

As of June 2020, this card has been discontinued and is no longer available. However, this information has been kept for historical purposes. You can use this page to browse the range of credit cards currently available from other issuers.

Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 17.9% APR (variable).

17.9%

Representative APR

£0

Account fee

6 months

0% interest on purchases

Details

IssuerBank of Ireland UK
NetworkMastercard
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfers0% for 6 months reverting to 17.9%
Balance transfer fee2.98%
Purchases0% for 6 months reverting to 17.9%
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 56 days
Cash advances24.9%
Min credit limit£1,000
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available3
IncentiveA one-off payment to Rugby Club/school of choice plus percentage of annual turnover.

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Expert review

Designed for loyal Ulster Rugby fans, this credit card gives the team a one-off contribution when you sign up as well as a small percentage of your purchases every time you shop.

Aside from being a very practical way to support your team, it’s also a decent credit card from a financial point of view. You won’t be charged any monthly or annual fees, and you can get up to 56 days of 0% interest on your purchases each billing cycle if you pay off your bill in full every month. These two features mean that, as long as you use the card responsibly, you can get monthly credit and a good flexibility with repayments without spending a single penny.

If you’re looking at a balance transfer instead, the good news is you won’t be charged any interest for the first 6 months – but don’t forget that any outstanding balance will start to accrue interest at the card’s standard rate if you don’t clear your debt by the end of the introductory period. You’ll also be charged a 2.98% balance transfer fee.

As this card is on the Mastercard network, it’s accepted in more than 40 million locations worldwide. You’ll also be able to enjoy access to Priceless Cities experiences.

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M&S Bank Shopping Plus Mastercard
0% for 20 months reverting to 19.9%
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19.9% (variable)
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Earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
M&S Bank Reward Plus Mastercard
0% for 6 months reverting to 19.9%
£0
19.9% (variable)
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Double points on spend in M&S for first 12 months (2 points per £1). Then earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
American Express Rewards Credit Card
22.2%
£0
22.2% (variable)
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As a new Cardmember, earn 5,000 Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first 6 months of Cardmembership.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.2% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.2% APR (variable).
American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Card
22.2%
£0
22.2% (variable)
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New Cardmember offer: Get 5% cashback on your purchases (up to £100) for the first 6 months of Cardmembership.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.2% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.2% APR (variable).
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22.2% (variable)
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New Cardmember offer: Earn 5,000 bonus Avios when you spend £1,000 in your first 6 months of Cardmembership.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.2% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.2% APR (variable).
American Express Platinum Cashback Card
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As a new Cardmember, get 5% cashback on your purchases (up to £125) for the first six months of Cardmembership.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.2% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £25 per annum, your representative rate is 27.3% APR (variable).
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Repayment options

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0800 085 0444), or alternatively set up a direct debit. A direct debit is a great idea because it protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and either damaging your credit score, getting hit with a penalty fee or losing any promotional rates as a result. You can arrange a direct debit for repayments when you apply for the credit card. The table below shows the options available.

Choose from the following direct debit options for your monthly repayments:
Minimum amount Fixed amount Fixed percentage Full amount

How to apply for the Bank of Ireland UK Ulster Rugby Affinity Mastercard

The Ulster Rugby Mastercard is provided by Bank of Ireland UK, so that’s the financial institution you need to contact for any queries concerning the card.

If you’ve compared options and decided you want to apply, you can do it online as long as you’re either an existing Bank of Ireland UK customer or a resident of Northern Ireland. If neither applies to you, you’ll need to give them a call.

Be prepared to provide both your personal and financial details, including information on your income and employment. If you have all your documents ready, the application shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Also, be aware that, when you apply, Bank of Ireland UK will perform a credit check and that a refusal would appear on your credit report, which could have an impact on your credit score.

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