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Digital banking company Cashplus offers a solid credit builder credit card to people whose credit score makes it difficult to be accepted for other kinds of credit – whether they have bad credit or because it’s the first time they’re borrowing money. For now, it’s an invitation-only credit card and you can only apply if you receive a letter or an email from Cashplus.
Finder rating: ★★★★★
In a nutshell:
Up to 56 days
Interest-free each billing period
Minimum credit limit
|Issuer||APS Financial Ltd|
|Min credit limit||£100|
|Max credit limit||Subject to status: £3,000|
|Credit limit note||Subject to status|
|Purchases interest-free period (days)||56|
|Additional cards available||4|
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As with most credit builder cards, the Cashplus Credit Card’s 49.9% rate on purchases means you absolutely want to use this card responsibly and avoid carrying a balance from month to month. However, provided you do pay your bill in full and on time, you’ll get a decent level of flexibility – up to 56 days of 0% interest on your purchases each billing cycle.
Other appealing features of this card include the lack of an annual fee and the smart mobile app (which you’d expect to be pretty decent given that Cashplus is a digital-only credit card start-up).
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.
Approval for any credit card will depend on your status. The APR shown represents 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.
When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone, 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.
|Minimum amount||Fixed amount||Fixed percentage||Full amount|
If you’re a Cashplus customer and have received an email or a letter inviting you to apply for its credit card, then you can do it. As of February 2019, the Cashplus credit card is not open to spontaneous applications.
Once you’ve got the invitation code, looked around and decided this credit card has got what you’re looking for, you can apply online. Cashplus says it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, and it’ll let you know instantly whether your application has been successful.
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