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Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card review 2020
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In a nutshell:
Up to 59 days
Interest-free each billing period
Minimum credit limit
|Annual/monthly fees||Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £28 per annum|
|Purchases interest-free period||Up to 59 days|
|Min credit limit||£500|
|Max credit limit||Not specified|
|Incentive||Receive discounts at participating retailers with the Mastercard Business Savings scheme.|
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With an annual fee that’s waived in the first year, Clydesdale Bank offers a straightforward business Mastercard with impressive reporting, account summaries and custom alerts for transactional information.
Provided you clear your balance in full and on time each month, your business can take advantage of up to 59 days of 0% interest on your sterling purchases. You’ll also automatically receive special discounts at a range of participating retailers with the Mastercard Business Savings scheme.
The Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card is issued on the Mastercard network so it's accepted at nearly 53 million merchants across more than 210 countries and territories.
Pros and cons
- 59 days to spread the cost of purchases (provided you pay off your balance in full each month)
- A relatively low 16.9% interest rate on purchases
- Annual fee
- Applicants with low credit scores are unlikely to be eligible
How does it compare?
Clydesdale Bank's card
Other popular business cards
You can make manual repayments through Clydesdale Bank's app, by logging in to your online banking or over the phone (0800 032 3971). 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’ve compared cards and want to apply, completing the secure online application form takes about 15 minutes. Before you apply, check that your company meets the eligibility requirements and have the information and documents you’ll need to make the process as straightforward as possible.
Frequently asked questions
What credit limit will I get with the Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card?
If Clydesdale Bank is able to offer you this deal, the offer will specify a personalised credit limit based on Clydesdale Bank's assessment of your situation. The minimum limit offered on this card is £500 and Clydesdale Bank does not specify a maximum. Once you've had the card for a while and shown Clydesdale Bank that you're reliable, you may wish to apply for a credit limit increase.
Can I withdraw cash using the Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card?
Although it's possible, withdrawing cash from a credit card account is generally not a good idea, as "cash-like transactions" (withdrawing cash at an ATM, getting cashback at the till, spending at a casino, buying currency, etc.) often incur steep fees and/or higher rates of interest.
The cash advance fee on the Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card is 3% (min. £3). For example, if you withdraw £50, you'll incur a fee of £3.00. Withdraw £250, and you'll incur a fee of £7.50.
The interest rate on this part of your balance will be 27.9% (chargeable from the day of the transaction – the card's usual "up to 59 days interest-free" grace period won't apply).
How much does it cost to use the Clydesdale Bank Business Credit Card abroad?
Non-sterling transactions are subject to a 2.95% charge. For example, if you spend 200 euros (£180.67), it'll cost you around £5.33.