Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa review 2023
- Representative example:
- When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
- 0% interest on balance transfers
- 18 months
- 0% interest on purchases
- 21 months
- Account fee
This Barclaycard Platinum card is something of a jack of all trades with 0% periods on both purchases and balance transfers, a couple of perks, and no annual fees.
For those with existing card debt, the 0% period for balance transfers will appeal, and for those anticipating a large upcoming expenditure, the 0% period on purchases will appeal. If both apply to you, no problem.
The downside, apart from the balance transfer fee and the fact that there are definitely longer 0% balance transfer periods available on the market, is that not all customers will be eligible for the full advertised interest-free purchase period: depending on your circumstances, once you apply you may be offered a shorter interest-free period instead. It’s up to you whether to take that risk, or opt for a card with a shorter guaranteed interest-free period on purchases.
Like most card issuers now, Barclaycard provides an online eligibility checker which can give you a good idea of your chances of getting approved for the card before you apply. Being a "soft" search won't affect your credit score (while submitting a full application can), so it's worth doing.
No annual fee
Over a year to spread the cost of purchases
Over a year of 0% interest to reduce existing card debt
Customers report excellent customer service when dealing with Barclaycard
Minimum annual income requirement of £20,000
Applicants with low credit scores are unlikely to be eligible
Don't forget that balance transfer fee! If cutting the interest on existing card debt is your main reason for considering this card, check out
You may be offered an opening credit limit as low as £50
|Balance transfers||0% for 18 months reverting to 24.9%|
|Balance transfer fee||2.99%|
|Purchases||0% for 21 months reverting to 24.9%|
|Purchases interest-free period||Up to 56 days|
|Minimum credit limit||£50|
|Maximum credit limit||Subject to status|
|Additional cards available||4|
|Additional Rewards Info||Buy tickets for up to 3500 selected live events through Barclaycard entertainment and get 5% off tickets per year and exclusive pre-sale tickets on selected festivals with 10% off ticket prices. Save 10% on food and drink at all UK 02 Academy venues.|
|Doing its job||★★★★★|
|Overall Finder rating||★★★★★|
|Minimum monthly payment||3.75% or £5 (whichever is greater) or the total of any interest, default fees and charges plus 2.5% of the outstanding balance.|
|Balance transfer fee||2.99%|
|Foreign usage charge (EU)||2.99%|
|Foreign usage charge (rest of world)||2.99%|
|Cash advance fee||2.99% (min. £2.99)|
|Late payment fee||£12|
|Replacement card fee||£0|
|Duplicate statement fee||£0|
|Exceeding limit fee||£0|
|Additional card fee||£0|
|Availability||Available to new customers|
How does it compare with other 0% purchases deals?
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Approval for any credit card depends on your status. The representative APRs shown represent the interest rate offered to most successful applicants. Depending on your personal circumstances, the APR you're offered may be higher, or you may not be offered credit at all. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice. It's always wise to check the terms of any deal before you borrow.
You can make manual repayments through Barclaycard's app by logging in to your online banking or over the phone (0800 151 0900). Alternatively, you may wish to set up a direct debit.
A direct debit protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and either damaging your credit score, getting hit with a penalty fee (£12) 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
If you have compared cards and want to apply, completing the secure online application form takes about 15 minutes. Before you apply, it’s a smart idea to quickly use the “eligibility checker”, which can give you a good idea of your chances of approval before you apply. Crucially, because it uses a “soft” credit search, this tool won’t affect your credit score.
Frequently asked questions
What credit limit will I get with the Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa?
If Barclaycard is able to offer you this deal, the offer will specify a personalised credit limit based on Barclaycard's assessment of your situation. The minimum limit offered on this card is £50 and Barclaycard does not specify a maximum. Once you've had the card for a while and shown Barclaycard that you're reliable, you may wish to apply for a credit limit increase.
Can I withdraw cash using the Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa?
Although it's possible, withdrawing cash from a credit card account is generally not a good idea, as "cash-like transactions" (such as withdrawing cash at an ATM, getting cashback at the till, spending at a casino or buying currency) often incur steep fees and/or higher rates of interest.
The cash advance fee on the Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa is 2.99% (min. £2.99). For example, if you withdraw £50, you'll incur a fee of £2.99. Withdraw £250 and you'll incur a fee of £7.48.
The interest rate on this part of your balance will be 24.9% (chargeable from the day of the transaction – the card's usual "up to 56 days interest-free" grace period won't apply).
How much does it cost to use the Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa abroad?
Non-sterling transactions are subject to a 2.99% charge (which is very standard). For example, if you spend 200 euros (£171.59), it'll cost you around £5.13 in fees.
What is the minimum payment on the Barclaycard Platinum all-rounder Visa?
Each month you must pay at least 3.75% of your balance at that point or £5.00 – whichever of the 2 figures is greater. So if you had, say, £120.00 outstanding, you'd pay £5.00, and if you had £533.33 outstanding, you'd pay £20.00.
Paying only the minimum required amount each month is generally not advisable as it makes it much harder to get debt-free before that introductory 0% period expires.