Browse credit card providers UK: Find and compare

A list of popular UK providers that provide credit cards.

A list of card providers in the UK

There’s a huge range of credit card providers in the UK, from banks and building societies, to airlines, supermarkets and department stores. Below is a running list of companies with credit card offerings today.

Find the right card for you

See if you’ll be accepted for a range of cards before applying, without harming your credit score.

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Who are the main credit card companies?

There are currently dozens of credit card providers in the UK, but some of the most popular include:

How do I choose a credit card company?

Many providers are known for certain features that stand out from the others. There are definitely qualities that credit card hunters look for in such as rewards, balance transfer options and customer service.

Card providers UK: A summary

Credit card companies by customer satisfaction score

We asked cardholders to rate their satisfaction with service, and whether they’d recommend their card issuer to someone they know. We have shown both for each brand below. Our survey of 750 card customers was carried out in December 2019. For more details, visit the full league table.

Card providerCustomer satisfaction score
American Express85%
Santander85%
Barclaycard85%
Tesco Bank84%
Virgin Money79%
HSBC UK77%
Sainsbury’s Bank77%
Natwest76%
Halifax69%
mbna69%
M&S bank68%
Capital One67%
Lloyds Bank66%
aqua64%

We show offers we can track - that's not every product on the market...yet. Unless we've said otherwise, products are in no particular order. The terms "best", "top", "cheap" (and variations of these) aren't ratings, though we always explain what's great about a product when we highlight it. This is subject to our terms of use. When you make major financial decisions, consider getting independent financial advice. Always consider your own circumstances when you compare products so you get what's right for you.

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