Creation Balance Transfer Credit Card review

Creation’s straightforward balance transfer card is designed to help you clear card debt faster.

  • Must read: Balance Transfer Credit Card by Creation discontinued

As of June 2019, 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 Creation and to compare similar cards from other issuers.

If you’re looking to take a break from paying interest on an existing credit card balance, this card offers an introductory rate of 0% for 12 months on balances you bring across to Creation.

Don’t forget that although there’s no interest on balances transferred (at least initially), there is a balance transfer fee of 5% (min. £5).

You can also take advantage of 0% interest for 3 months on purchases made within 90 days of account opening, so if you’re anticipating a large expenditure, you’ll be able to spread the cost.

Our verdict

There’s little in the way of perks or rewards to be had with this card, and longer 0% deals are around, provided you can get approved for them. However, Creation does offer an eligibility checker, so you can find out whether you’d have a good shot at approval without affecting your credit score.

Key details

IssuerCreation Financial Services
NetworkMastercard
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfers0% for 12 months reverting to 18.9%
Balance transfer fee5% (min. £5)
Purchases0% for 3 months reverting to 18.9%
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 50 days
Cash advances27.9%
Min. credit limit£100
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available1
IncentiveReceive regular offers and discounts from top brands.
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfer fee5% (min. £5)
Foreign usage charge (EU)2.99%
Foreign usage charge (rest of world)2.99%
Cash advance fee5% (min. £5)
Late payment fee£12
Duplicate statement fee£3
Exceeding limit fee£12
Additional card fee£0
Dormancy fee£0
Minimum Age18
ResidencyMust be UK permanent resident with Bank or BS a/c, regular income source, provide landline tel no & valid email address.
AvailabilityAvailable to new customers
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
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Comparison ordered by representative APR with affiliated products shown first.
Updated June 19th, 2019
Name Product Purchases Balance transfers Annual/monthly fees Rep. APR Incentive Representative example
0% for 3 months reverting to 17.9%
0% for 9 months reverting to 17.9%
£0
17.9% p.a. (variable)
Earn 1 Maximiles point for every £1 spent. 5000 bonus points when you make your first card purchase.
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).
18.9%
0% for 6 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Free matchday programme offer after the first 3 spends, exclusive monthly prize draws to win hospitality box tickets, signed merchandise and more.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
0% for 6 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Free meet and greet signing sessions once card activated, 0% Season Ticket Offer - details throughout the season.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 3 months reverting to 18.9%
0% for 20 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Receive regular offers and discounts from top brands.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
0% for 12 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
1 IHG Rewards Club point for every £1 spent in the UK.
2 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent at any IHG location in the UK.
2 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent abroad.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
18.9%
0% for 6 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
10% discount in the Owls Megastore, 2 for 1 match ticket after the first three spends on your Owls Mastercard, away ticket priority and 0% Season Ticket Offer - details throughout the season..
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
19.9%
0% for 12 months reverting to 19.9%
£99 per annum
41.5% p.a. (variable)
2 IHG Rewards Club point for every £1 spent in the UK.
4 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent at any IHG location in the UK.
4 IHG Rewards Club points for every £1 spent abroad.
Free night voucher at any IHG property if customer spends £10,000 per year. Free night voucher to be awarded on account anniversary.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £99 per annum, your representative rate is 41.5% APR (variable).

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How does this card compare with other similar cards on the market?

Comparison ordered by representative APR with affiliated products shown first.
Updated June 19th, 2019
Name Product Balance transfers Balance transfer fee Purchases Rep. APR Incentive Representative example
0% for 12 months reverting to 19.9%
3% (min. £3)
19.9%
19.9% p.a. (variable)
Earn Asda vouchers every time you shop - 1% cashback on all Asda spend, 0.2% on all other transactions and 10% on selected insurance products. Once £2.5 is earnt a voucher can be downloaded to spend in Asda stores.
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).
0% for 23 months reverting to 19.9%
0% for transfers in first 3 months
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.9% p.a. (variable)
19.9% p.a. (variable)
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).
0% for 20 months reverting to 19.9%
2.9% (min. £5)
0% for 20 months reverting to 19.9%
19.9% p.a. (variable)
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).
0% for 23 months reverting to 19.9%
0% for transfers in first 3 months
0% for 3 months reverting to 19.9% p.a. (variable)
19.9% p.a. (variable)
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).
0% for 12 months reverting to 15.9%
0% for 3 months reverting to 2.4% (min. £5)
0% for 12 months reverting to 15.9%
15.9% p.a. (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 15.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 15.9% APR (variable).
0% for 12 months reverting to 17.9%
0% for 3 months reverting to 2.4% (min. £5)
0% for 12 months reverting to 17.9%
17.9% p.a. (variable)
Customers will be able to earn commission-free purchases abroad by using their Credit Card each time they make a purchase in Sterling. The calculation will be based on a 5:1 ratio - for example, £5 spent in Sterling will earn an allowance of £1 commission free-purchases abroad. Purchases abroad beyond the earned amount will be charged 2% commission.
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).
0% for 12 months reverting to 11.9%
3% (min. £3)
0% for 26 months reverting to 18.9%
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 18 months reverting to 18.9%
1.4% (min. £5) for 2 months reverting to 2.9% (min. £5)
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
18.9% p.a. (variable)
A selection of rewards from a range of partners. Earn 1 point for every £1 spent within the UK and earn 2 points for every £1 spent outside the UK. Points can be redeemed for shopping vouchers and frequent flyer miles.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 20 months reverting to 18.9%
3% (min. £3)
0% for 3 months reverting to 18.9%
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 27 months reverting to 18.9%
2.29% (min. £5) for 3 months reverting to 2.9% (min. £5)
18.9%
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).

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Repayment options

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0371 376 9214), 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 Creation Balance Transfer Credit Card

If you’ve compared cards and want to apply, Creation offers an eligibility checker so that you can find out your likelihood of getting approved for this card, without affecting your credit score. Completing the secure online application form takes about 15 minutes.

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