Compare Virgin Money credit cards

Virgin has a card for just about every situation, plus cards to cover multiple requirements too - find out how they compare. Rates starting from 23.9% to 69.7%.

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Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Name Product Finder Score Balance transfers Money transfers Purchases Annual/monthly fees Link Incentive Representative example
Virgin Money Credit Card Mastercard
Not yet rated
23.94%
(0% fee)
25.95%
(5% fee)
23.94%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 23.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 23.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 28 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
4.0
★★★★★
0% for 28 months
(3.25% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 24.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 18 Month Low Fee Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
4.0
★★★★★
0% for 18 months
(1.75% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 24.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 20 Month 2% Fee Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
4.1
★★★★★
0% for 20 months
(2% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 24.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money Travel Credit Card
4.5
★★★★★
0% for 9 months
(2% fee)
0% for 9 months
(4% fee)
0% for 9 months reverting to 24.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money Dual Credit Card Mastercard
4.0
★★★★★
0% for 16 months
(3% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 13 months reverting to 24.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money Virgin Atlantic Reward Credit Card
3.9
★★★★★
0% for 6 months
(3% fee)
0% for 6 months
(3% fee)
26.9%
£0
Earn 3,000 bonus points with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 0.75 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend and 1.5.miles for every £1 spend with Virgin Atlantic or Virgin Holidays. Spend £20K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to Premium, or a Companion ticket. Points value varies dependent on reward (min 3000pts)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 26.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 26.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 12 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
3.5
★★★★★
0% for 12 months
(3% fee)
0% for 6 months
(5% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 29.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 12 Month All Round Credit Card Mastercard
3.5
★★★★★
0% for 12 months
(2.9% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 12 months reverting to 29.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 14 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
3.5
★★★★★
0% for 14 months
(2.5% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 29.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 18 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card Mastercard
Not yet rated
0% for 18 months
(3% fee)
0% for 12 months
(4% fee)
0% for 3 months reverting to 29.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money 9 Month All Round Credit Card Mastercard
Not yet rated
0% for 9 months
(3% fee)
0% for 9 months
(4% fee)
0% for 9 months reverting to 29.9%
£0
Enjoy exclusive offers and rewards on the Virgin Red app.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 29.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 29.9% APR (variable).
Virgin Money Virgin Atlantic Reward Plus Credit Card
4.0
★★★★★
0% for 6 months
(3% fee)
0% for 6 months
(3% fee)
26.9%
£160 per annum
Earn 18,000 bonus points with your first card purchase made within 90 days of account opening. Earn 1.5 Flying Club miles for every £1 spend and 3 miles for every £1 spend with Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Holidays. Spend £10K a year on your card and choose an extra benefit - an upgrade to Premium, or a Companion ticket. Points value varies dependent on reward (min 3000pts)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 26.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £160 per annum, your representative rate is 69.7% 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. Most of the data in Finder's comparison tables is provided by Moneyfacts.

How do Virgin Money credit cards work?

Virgin Money offers a variety of different credit cards which includes balance transfer deals, 0% purchase deals, 0% money transfer cards, and Virgin Atlantic reward cards.

But the card issuer also tailors rates and offers to the applicant, and won’t reveal its cards until you’ve used its “Card Checker”, which involves handing over personal data.

Types of credit cards from Virgin Money

Virgin Money has a range of credit cards to suit different financial requirements and a variety of purposes, with reasonable interest rates and charges. If you take out a Virgin Atlantic credit card you can also build up Virgin Points to spend on flights or upgrades.

  • Balance transfer credit cards

    These deals let you move existing credit card debt to a new card to pay less interest. Virgin Money offers a number of 0% balance transfer deals – going head-to-head with the likes of Barclaycard and mbna.

  • Money transfer credit cards

    These allow you to transfer money from a low rate credit card into your current account, for example to pay off an expensive overdraft or to withdraw cash. Virgin Money offers one of the best 0% interest on money transfer deals on the market.

  • All-rounders

    If you’re looking for a credit card for multiple financial purposes, Virgin Money should be on your shortlist. Some of its cards can offer 0% on purchases, balance transfers and money transfers plus a variety of rewards. Just watch out for the transfer fees.

  • Frequent flyer credit cards

    Virgin Atlantic credit cards are suitable for those that fly regularly and want to build up loyalty points through everyday spending. These Virgin Points can then be converted to flights or upgrades. The Virgin Atlantic cards compete alongside the British Airways American Express cards.

With a Virgin Money credit card you also gain access to cashback and reward offers.

Virgin credit card rewards

Although only some Virgin Money credit cards are specifically designed for collecting points, they all give you access to the following benefits:

What is Virgin Money Cashback?

It’s a cashback scheme that you can access through the Virgin Money website once you have a Virgin credit card. The card issuer has partnered with more than 500 brands – from household names to, well… not-household names – in sectors from electronics and clothes through to eating out and groceries.

You can see the cashback offers in the app and once registered, all you’ll need to do is spend at the relevant retailers and you will earn cashback automatically.

The cashback can be added to your credit card account as a credit in around 3 to 5 working days. Or you can trade up and exchange your cashback for e-gift cards to use at selected retailers online or in store.

What is Virgin Red?

It’s a second android/iphone app (in other words it’s not the primary app that you’ll use to track your Virgin credit card account) that you can use to access exclusive discounts and offers. Virgin Red is a points scheme that lets you earn Virgin Points every time you spend. You can then spend your points on a range of rewards, whether that’s flights, a case of wine or days out with the family.

You can monitor your balance in the app and you’ll also be able to view the vouchers you’ve purchased. To use a voucher in person, take your phone to the retailer, show the code or QR code and collect the treat you’ve redeemed.

Expert analysis: Cashback deals could be a big payday

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It’s worth having a look through the large list of retailers that offer cashback when you use your Virgin Money credit card to shop with them. Although the list of eligible retailers can change, there are lots of recurring brands, including Wowcher, Lego, National Express, Krispy Kreme, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and many more.

And the beauty of it is, you can combine your credit card spending cashback with other voucher codes and cashback offerings from websites and apps such as TopCashback, Quidco and Airtime Rewards. As an example, Laithwaites Wine can be found on all of these platforms, and these rewards can be combined at the same time - giving you 20% back with Virgin Money credit card cashback, 10% back with Airtime Rewards and 8.4% back with TopCashback. It can really pay off if you stack these deals.

Just make sure you remember to redeem your Virgin Money cashback. It will sit in your cashback wallet until you decide to claim it. You can choose to put the money towards your credit card bill, or you can earn an extra bonus by trading up for a gift card to spend at selected retailers.

How to apply for a Virgin Money credit card

Applying online for a Virgin Money credit card via the Virgin Money website is a simple and quick process – you can find out if you’re eligible in minutes. You simply select what kind of card you want to apply for and then fill out the online form. You’ll need to provide some basic information, such as your age, status and financial background. Virgin Money will then assess if you are eligible and this won’t affect your credit score. If you’re accepted, you can go ahead and apply in full.

Eligibility requirements

In general there are basic eligibility requirements you will most likely need to meet to be accepted for a Virgin Money credit card. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • You are 18 years or older
  • You are a UK resident
  • You have a UK bank or building society account
  • You have a good credit history
  • You have an income of £7,000 or household income of £15,000
Why might you not be approved?

It’s important to note that you will not be approved for a credit card if you are bankrupt or in an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA). You are also unlikely to be approved if you have a county court judgment or a history of defaults, or if you don’t have a credit history.

Virgin Money customer reviews

In our 2024 customer satisfaction survey, Virgin Money scored 4.9 out of 5 stars, with 98% of customers saying they’d recommend the brand to a friend.

Contact Virgin Money’s customer support

Live chat support
    24/7 live chat support available in the app and on the website
Telephone support
  • For lost or stolen cards, call 0800 011 3210
  • For app help, call 0800 328 3579
  • If you have money worries, call 0800 028 6692
Closing your account
  • Go to the Virgin Money FAQ page and search ‘How do I close my account?’, this will take you to an online form which you need to fill out.
Order replacement card
  • Open the Virgin Money app, tap the card image at the top of the screen, select “Replace damaged card”, confirm your address, tap to confirm and you’ll see “it’s on its way”. Your card will arrive in between 7 and 10 working days.
Report card lost or stolen
  • Open the app, tap the card image at the top of the screen, select “Report card lost or stolen”, and click the option “I’ve lost my card”

Our verdict: Are Virgin Money credit cards any good?

Virgin Money offers a wide range of credit cards, whether you want to earn reward points, you’re looking to transfer a balance and spend on your card for less, or you want to carry out a money transfer. Many of its deals are competitive and you’ll be able to benefit from rewards and cashback programmes too.

But, as with any financial product, always compare what else is on the market first to be sure you’re making the right decision.

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