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Nationwide Member Credit Card All Rounder Offer – 2020 review
Nationwide's bid to stop its customers straying is a triple threat – offering 0% interest on purchases and transferred balances, plus fee-free spending overseas.
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In a nutshell:
0% interest on balance transfers
0% interest on purchases
Foreign transaction charge
|Balance transfers||0% for 15 months reverting to 19.9%|
|Balance transfer fee||1.5% (min. £5) for 3 months reverting to 2.4% (min. £5)|
|Purchases||0% for 15 months reverting to 19.9%|
|Purchases interest-free period||Up to 56 days|
|Min credit limit||£500|
|Max credit limit||Subject to status: £15,000|
|Additional cards available||5|
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Available to Nationwide members only (that’s mortgage, current account or savings account holders), the All Rounder Offer is so-called because it comes with 0% interest deals on purchases and balance transfers, and offers commission-free non-sterling spending.
If your primary motivation is clearing existing card debt, then it’s crucial to note that the 0% for 15 months only applies to balances transferred in the first 90 days from account opening. The good news is you can request the transfer during the application process. It’s the same deal for purchases – so if you make a purchase at 91 days in, it’s liable to incur interest.
The weakness of all-round cards is that if you only need a card for one purpose – say spreading the cost of a large upcoming expenditure – there’s usually a better deal available on a more focused card. That’s certainly true of the 0% interest deals on this card – you don’t have to look too far to find longer 0% deals on balance transfers, purchases, or even both.
The card is perhaps more competitive as a travel credit card. Your non-sterling purchases will benefit from currency conversion at standard Visa exchange rates – most credit cards levy a 3% charge on top of this. What’s more, some cards that offer fee-free spending overseas charge interest from the day of the transaction, but if you always clear your balance in full, with this card you’ll be able to take advantage of your usual “up to 56 days” interest-free. Just remember that if a merchant overseas offers to bill you in sterling, you should decline – otherwise it’ll be their fee structure that’ll apply, and not your own.
Ultimately, this card is best suited to existing Nationwide customers who need a credit card for using abroad, and who also might benefit from spreading the cost of a big ticket item or need a bit of breathing room to clear existing card debt.
Comparison against other “balanced” 0% deals
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When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0800 055 66 11), 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
If you’ve compared cards and want to apply, you can simply log in to your Internet banking and complete the secure online application form. Because a lot of it can be auto-filled by the folks at Nationwide, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes.
Frequently asked questions