Compare Ulster Bank credit cards for September 2020
Ulster Bank offers a straightforward choice of two credit cards designed to provide a competitive option whatever your financial circumstances.
Owned by The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Ulster Bank is one of the traditional “Big Four” Irish and Northern Irish banks. With 174 branches across Ireland and Northern Ireland, online account management and customer advisors on hand 24-hours a day, you can manage your money from anywhere at any time.
Ulster Bank credit cards are on the Mastercard network, so there’s no need to worry about card rejection – they can be used at more than 35 million merchants and ATMs worldwide.
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What types of card does Ulster Bank offer?
Designed to be straightforward but versatile, “balanced” cards usually offer a single low rate on purchases and balance transfers. So, if you hold a balance on another card with a high rate of interest, you can bring it across to this card and enjoy a low rate on the existing debt, and also on future purchases. Unlike the headline-grabbing cards of its rivals, which offer a rate of 0% for a set number of months after which a much higher rate kicks in, Ulster Bank’s card offers a low rate, indefinitely (although it’s not fixed).
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The Ulster Bank Student credit card comes with a manageable credit limit to help you make the most of student life without building up extra debt. If you pay off your balance in full each month, you could build up a good credit rating. This card offers a longer than usual 0% rate on purchases. It also has no annual fee.
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What benefits can I get with an Ulster Bank credit card?
- It’s accepted widely. Ulster Bank credit cards are issued by Mastercard, one of the biggest credit card providers in the world.
- Online banking. Manage all of your money in one place, 24/7, using the Ulster Bank website or app. Advisors are also on hand around the clock to help you over the phone.
- Additional cardholder. You can add your spouse, partner or close friend to your credit card through the internet banking service. Additional cardholders must be aged 18 or over.
- Fraud protection. If there are any suspicious transactions on your card, Ulster Bank will call you to make sure everything is ok. If your card is lost or stolen, you won’t have to pay for any misuse, as long as you notify the bank as soon as possible.
Applying for an Ulster Bank credit card
It will take about 15 minutes to fill in the online application form. You will need to provide details about your address/addresses for the past 3 years, your bank account and any balance transfers you wish to make. Once submitted, it can take up to 3 weeks to process your application. If you are approved, your new credit card should be with you within 5-7 working days.
- Be aged 18 or over
- Be a permanent UK resident
- Have an Ulster Bank current account
- Earn at least £10,000 a year
- Be aged 18 or over
- Be a permanent UK resident
- Have an Ulster Bank student account
Why might you not be approved?
Typically, you won’t be approved for a credit card if you’ve got a history of bad debt or don’t meet the above eligibility criteria. If you’ve got an outstanding County Court Judgement (CCJ) or are on an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) it is also likely you will not be approved. Equally, if you do not have a credit record at all, you may be turned down. It is advisable to go to Experian, or another credit rating agency, to ask for a credit report.
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