Miss Selfridge Mastercard review August 2020

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Frequent Miss Selfridge shoppers can collect points to redeem in store or online.

The Miss Selfridge Mastercard lets you earn reward points on all your spending, and you’ll earn them at a higher rate when you use your card at any Arcadia brand.

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Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).

24.9%

Representative APR

£0

Account fee

Up to 1,000 points

Intro bonus

Earn 1 point

per £1 spent

Details

IssuerNewDay Ltd
NetworkMastercard
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfers24.94%
Balance transfer fee5%
Purchases24.94%
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 56 days
Cash advances34.95%
Min credit limit£500
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available3
IncentiveEarn 2 points for every £1 spent at Miss Selfridge and other Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus points for certain good credit actions.
Minimum Age18
ResidencyUK resident, lived in the UK for last 12 mths, current UK bank account, a home or mobile phone number and regular income
AvailabilityAvailable to new customers
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfer fee5%
Foreign usage charge (EU)2.75%
Foreign usage charge (rest of world)2.75%
Cash advance fee3% (min. £3)
Late payment fee£12
Exceeding limit fee£12
Additional card fee£0
Dormancy fee£0

Expert review

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Expert review

The Miss Selfridge Mastercard can be used for spending both at Miss Selfridge and elsewhere – which means you can be collecting reward points when you’re filling up at the petrol station or doing your groceries, for example. As you might expect though, you’ll earn more points per pound when you shop with Arcadia brands.

There are a few crucial points to be aware of, however:

First off, if you carry a balance on this card from month to month (rather than clearing your balance in full), then what you pay in interest is likely to outweigh any rewards you’ll earn. If you do clear your balance in full every month, you should be able to avoid paying interest altogether.

Secondly, if you get approved for this card, the interest rate you’re offered may differ from the advertised representative APR – which card issuers are only obliged to award to 51% of their customers. New Day (the company that issues the card) will assess each applicant’s financial circumstances and credit history and offer a personalised credit limit and potentially a personalised rate too.

Finally, as part of the Arcadia group, Miss Selfridge very nearly vanished from high streets in June 2019, and its future remains far from assured. As such you may be reluctant to stockpile reward points.

But provided you’re aware of – and OK with – these factors, then used carefully, this card does offer appealing rewards to regular Arcadia group customers. What’s more, you can even bag some extra points just by signing up for “e-servicing” or setting up a direct debit for repayments – which points-or-no-points is a smart move – protecting you from late fees and damage to your credit score.

How does this card compare with other similar cards on the market?

Miss Selfridge’s card

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Name Product Max. intro bonus Earn-rate with brand Default earn-rate Annual/monthly fees Rep. APR Link Incentive Representative example
Miss Selfridge Mastercard
1,000 points
2 points per £1 spent
1 point per £1 spent
£0
24.9% (variable)
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Earn 2 points for every £1 spent at Miss Selfridge and other Arcadia Group stores and online, and 1 point for every £1 spent elsewhere. 500 points equals a £5 voucher which is issued quarterly. Bonus points for certain good credit actions.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 24.94% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 24.9% APR (variable).
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Other rewards cards

Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated daily
Name Product Max. intro bonus Earn-rate with brand Default earn-rate Annual/monthly fees Rep. APR Incentive Link
M&S Bank Shopping Plus Mastercard
500 points
1 point per £1 spent
1 point per £5 spent
£0
19.9% (variable)
Earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
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M&S Bank Reward Plus Mastercard
2,500 points
2 points per £1 spent
1 point per £5 spent
£0
19.9% (variable)
Double points on spend in M&S for first 12 months (2 points per £1). Then earn 1 point for every £1 spent at Marks and Spencer's and 1 point for every £5 spent elsewhere. 100 points = £1 reward voucher. Points will be converted into reward vouchers 4 times a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
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Maximiles Mastercard
5,000 points
1 point per £1 spent
1 point per £1 spent
£0
17.9% (variable)
Earn 1 Maximiles point for every £1 spent. 5000 bonus points when you make your first card purchase.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 17.9% APR (variable).
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The Co-operative Bank Members' Credit Card Visa
N/A
1 point per £2 spent
1 point per £3.33 spent
£0
18.3% (variable)
1p earned for every £2 spent in The Co-operative Food stores (excluding in-store concessions) and 1p earned for every £3.33 spent anywhere else. Cashback will be added to your share of the Group profits and this will be paid to you twice a year.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.3% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.3% APR (variable).
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John Lewis and Waitrose Partnership Mastercard
N/A
1 point per £1 spent
1 point per £2 spent
£0
18.9% (variable)
Earn 1 point for every £1 spent in store or online at John Lewis, Waitrose and John Lewis Insurance. Earn 1 Point for every £2 spent elsewhere. Earn double points on selected insurances taken out through John Lewis Financial Services. Vouchers issued once customer reaches 500 points in Feb, Jun or Oct when vouchers are automatically issued to customers. Every 500 points is worth £5.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
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HSBC Premier Credit Card Mastercard
N/A
1 point per £1 spent
1 point per £1 spent
£0
18.9% (variable)
A selection of rewards from a range of partners. Earn 1 point for every £1 spent within the UK and earn 2 points for every £1 spent outside the UK. Points can be redeemed for shopping vouchers and frequent flyer miles.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
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AIB Visa Option 1
£25
0.5% cashback
0.5% cashback
£0
18.9% (variable)
0.5% after £5000 of yearly spend. Minimum of 12 transactions per year required. Maximum of £250 cashback paid per year. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. For initial £5K a £25 cashback is paid, plus an additional £1 for every further £200 spent.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
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Bank of China (UK) Great Wall International Classic Credit Card Visa
N/A
10 points per £1 spent
10 points per £1 spent
£10 per annum
19% (variable)
Earn 10 points per £1 spent on card; points can be redeemed for selected gifts or card annual fee waiver.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 17.1% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £10 per annum, your representative rate is 19% APR (variable).
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Approval for any credit card will depend on your status. The APR shown represents 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

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0334 984 0263), or alternatively set up a direct debit. A direct debit is a great idea because it protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and either damaging your credit score, getting hit with a penalty fee or losing any promotional rates 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 for the Miss Selfridge Mastercard

If you’ve compared cards and want to apply, completing the secure online application form takes about 15 minutes. Before you apply, check that you meet the eligibility requirements and have the information and documents you’ll need to make the process as straightforward as possible.

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