Owls Mastercard review

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As of May 2020, this card has been discontinued and is no longer available. However, this information has been kept for historical purposes. You can use this page to compare similar cards from other issuers.

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).

18.9%

Representative APR

£0

Account fee

Up to 50 days

Interest-free each billing period

Details

IssuerCreation Financial Services
NetworkMastercard
Annual/monthly fees£0
Balance transfers0% for 6 months reverting to 18.9%
Balance transfer fee5% (min. £5)
Purchases18.9%
Purchases interest-free periodUp to 50 days
Cash advances27.9%
Min credit limit£100
Max credit limitNot specified
Additional cards available1
Incentive10% discount in the Owls Megastore, 2 for 1 match ticket after the first three spends on your Owls Mastercard, away ticket priority and 0% Season Ticket Offer - details throughout the season..

Expert review

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Expert review

With its remarkable series of perks, this credit card is obviously meant for Sheffield Wednesday fans, but it’s also well-equipped to compete with the rest of the credit card market.

It comes with 50 days of 0% interest on your purchases each billing cycle and no annual fee. So, provided that you pay off all your debt every month, it’ll be 100% for free.

Moreover, if you have a residual balance on another card that you’re paying pricey interest on, you can transfer it to this one and enjoy a 6-month interest-free period. However, there is a balance transfer fee of 5% (min. £5) to consider. You can also enjoy a nine-month 0% interest period on Sheffield Wednesday season ticket purchases. Always keep in mind if you don’t clear your balance in full by the end of the 0% period, any outstanding balance will start to accrue interest at the card’s standard rate.

As this card is on the Mastercard network, it’s accepted in more than 40 million locations worldwide. You’ll also be able to enjoy access to Priceless Cities experiences.

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Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated daily
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Rep. APR Link Incentive Representative example
M&S Bank Reward Plus Mastercard
0% for 6 months reverting to 19.9%
£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).
M&S Bank Shopping Plus Mastercard
0% for 20 months reverting to 19.9%
£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).
Maximiles Mastercard
0% for 3 months reverting to 17.9%
£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).
The Co-operative Bank Members' Credit Card Visa
18.3%
£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).
HSBC Premier Credit Card Mastercard
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
£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).
John Lewis and Waitrose Partnership Mastercard
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
£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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Repayment options

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0371 376 9214), 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 Owls Mastercard

You can apply for this credit card online and if you have all the documents ready it shouldn’t take more than 10–15 minutes. Check the eligibility criteria first so you don’t waste your time on a pointless application.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Your personal details. Including address history and bank details.
  • Your employment details. Including name and address of your employer.
  • Your financial details. Monthly income after tax and monthly payment amount for your rent or mortgage.

If you’re planning to do a balance transfer, you’ll also need the details of your old card. The application process starts with a “soft check” that will tell you how likely you are to be accepted, with no impact on your credit score.

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