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  • Details
    • Product Overview
    • Fees and charges
    • Application Requirements

Cashplus Credit Card review 2024

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Cashplus Credit Card Mastercard
3.5
★★★★★
Finder score
Representative example:
When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 39.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 39.9% APR (variable).
Minimum credit limit
£100
Interest-free each billing period
Up to 56 days
Account fee
£0

Our verdict

Cashplus is currently not accepting any new applications.

As with most credit builder cards, the Cashplus Credit Card’s 39.9% 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).

Pros

  • Applicants with low credit scores may be eligible
  • No annual fee

Cons

  • Minimum annual income requirement of £15,000
  • As with most credit builders, this card packs a fairly steep interest rate on purchases
  • A punishing rate of 49.94% on cash withdrawals
  • You may be offered an opening credit limit as low as £100

In this guide

  • Our verdict
  • Details
    • Product Overview
    • Fees and charges
    • Application Requirements

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.

Details

Product Overview

Issuer APS Financial Ltd
Network Mastercard
Annual/monthly fees £0
Minimum credit limit £100
Maximum credit limit Subject to status: £3,000
Credit limit note Linked to primary cardholder limit
Purchases 39.94%
Purchases interest-free period (days) 56
Additional cards available 4
Potential costs 3.5 ★★★★★
Doing its job 4.0 ★★★★★
Extras 4.0 ★★★★★
Overall Finder score 3.5 ★★★★★

Fees and charges

Minimum monthly payment 3% or £10 (whichever is greater) or the total of any interest, default fees and charges plus 3% of the outstanding balance.
Annual/monthly fees £0
Foreign usage charge (EU) 2.99%
Foreign usage charge (rest of world) 2.99%
Cash advance fee 3% (min. £3)
Late payment fee £12
Duplicate statement fee £0
Exceeding limit fee £12
Additional card fee £0
Dormancy fee £0

Application Requirements

Minimum Age 18
Minimum income £15,000
Availability Available to new customers

The Cashplus Credit Card is issued on the Mastercard network so it's accepted at more than 50 million merchant locations across more than 210 countries and territories.

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Min. limit £100, max. limit £3,000.
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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 39.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 39.9% APR (variable).
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Approval for any credit card depends on your status. The representative APRs shown represent 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.

Repayment options

You can make manual repayments through Cashplus's app by logging in to your online banking or over the phone (0330 024 0924). Alternatively, you may wish to set up a direct debit.

A direct debit protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and damaging your credit score – making it harder and more expensive to borrow money in the future – and getting hit with a penalty fee (£12) 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'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.

Frequently asked questions

What credit limit will I get with the Cashplus Credit Card?

If Cashplus offers you this deal, it will specify a personalised credit limit based on Cashplus's assessment of your situation. The minimum limit offered on the card is £100, while the maximum is £3,000. Once you've had the card for a while and shown Cashplus you're reliable, you may wish to apply for a credit limit increase.

Can I withdraw cash using the Cashplus Credit Card?

Although it's possible, withdrawing cash from a credit card account is generally not a good idea, as "cash-like transactions" (such as withdrawing cash at an ATM, getting cashback at the till, spending at a casino or buying currency) often incur steep fees and/or higher rates of interest.

The cash advance fee on the Cashplus 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 49.94%, which is 25% more than the standard purchase rate (chargeable from the day of the transaction – the card's usual "up to 56 days interest-free" grace period won't apply).

How much does it cost to use the Cashplus Credit Card abroad?

Non-sterling transactions are subject to a 2.99% charge (which is very standard). For example, if you spend 200 euros (£171.13), it'll cost you around £5.12 in fees.

What is the minimum payment on the Cashplus Credit Card?

Each month, you must pay at least 3% of your balance at that point or £10.00 – whichever of the 2 figures is greater. So if you had, say, £316.67 outstanding, you'd pay £10.00, and if you had £1,333.33 outstanding, you'd pay £40.00.

Paying only the minimum required amount each month is generally not advisable as it tends to be a very expensive way to borrow money, which can lead to persistent debt.

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