What's in this guide?
- Most popular credit card providers in the UK
- A list of card providers in the UK
- Travel card providers
- Credit builder credit card providers
- Balance transfer credit card providers
- Who are the main credit card companies?
- How do I choose a credit card company?
- Card providers UK: A summary
- Credit card companies by customer satisfaction score
Most popular credit card providers in the UK
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
Travel card providers
A list of credit card issuers known for their travel benefits.
Credit builder credit card providers
A list of credit card issuers known for helping consumers build or rebuild positive credit history.
Balance transfer credit card providers
A list of credit card issuers known for helping consumers pay off debt faster.
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:
- American Express
- Tesco Bank
- Virgin Money
- M&S Bank
- Lloyds Bank
- Post Office Money
- Metro Bank
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
- Barclaycard: 0% balance transfer and 0% purchases offers
- American Express: Premium rewards and frequent flyer offers
- Capital One: Credit building offers
- Halifax: Travel, 0% balance transfer and 0% purchases offers
- Santander: Rewards, all-round, premium and balance transfer offers
- Sainsbury’s Bank: 0% purchases and 0% balance transfer offers
- Virgin Money: Money transfer, frequent flier and balance transfer offers
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.
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Chris Lilly is a publisher at finder.com. He's a specialist in credit-based products including business and personal loans, mortgages and credit cards, and is passionate about helping UK consumers make informed decisions about their borrowing. In his spare time Chris likes forcing his kids to exercise more.
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