Sainsbury’s Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card review
This card is no longer available, but you can use our review to find alternatives.
The Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit 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.
0% interest on balance transfers
0% interest on purchases
|Balance transfers||0% for 14 months reverting to 23.95%|
|Balance transfer fee||3% (min. £3)|
|Purchases||0% for 14 months reverting to 23.95%|
|Purchases interest-free period||Up to 56 days|
|Minimum credit limit||£0|
|Maximum credit limit||Subject to status|
|Additional cards available||3|
|Doing its job||★★★★★|
|Overall Finder rating||★★★★★|
|Overall customer rating|
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The Sainsbury’s Bank Nectar Dual Offer Credit Card is true to its name with a two-for-one approach to its key features. With no annual fee and the chance to earn up to bonus Nectar points every time you spend or more at Sainsbury’s in your first months, plus extra rewards with every shop, the Nectar Dual Offer Credit Card is great for everyday spending.
And with 0% on balance transfer and purchases for up to 14 months, it could also be a useful card to consolidate existing credit card debt or spread the cost of a large upcoming purchase. A fee of 3% (min. £3)applies on balance transfer made at application and you have to be a pre-existing Nectar member for a minimum of six months to be eligible for the card.
The Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card is issued on the Mastercard network so it's accepted at more than 50 million merchant locations across more than 210 countries and territories.
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Avios and Sainsbury’s Nectar points scheme
Since 25 January 2021, Sainsbury’s Nectar points can be exchanged for Avios air miles, as part of an agreement between Sainsbury’s and British Airways. This means that any Nectar points you earn on your card can be converted to Avios and spent on BA flights, accomodation, car hire and other travel-related products and services. Under the scheme, points can be swapped at a rate of 400 Nectar points to 250 Avios.
Pros and cons
- Customers report excellent customer service when dealing with Sainsbury's Bank
- Over a year of 0% interest to focus on reducing existing card debt
- Over a year to spread the cost of purchases
- Earn points on day-to-day spending
- No annual fee
- Relatively high money transfer fee
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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.
You can make manual repayments through Sainsbury's Bank's app by logging in to your online banking or over the phone (08085 40 50 60). Alternatively, you may wish to set up a direct debit.
A direct debit protects you from forgetting to make a repayment and either damaging your credit score, getting hit with a penalty fee (£12) or losing any promotional rates as a result. You could use a fixed-amount direct debit to ensure you've cleared your debt before the 0% period expires – simply divide your outstanding balance by 14 to see what you'll need to pay each month (this assumes you don't use the card for additional spending).
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
Sorry – Sainsbury's Bank is no longer accepting applications for this card. However you may wish to consider one of the alternatives listed above.
Frequently asked questions
Can I withdraw cash using the Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card?
Although it's possible, withdrawing cash from a credit card account is generally not a good idea, as "cash-like transactions" (such as withdrawing cash at an ATM, getting cashback at the till, spending at a casino or buying currency) often incur steep fees and/or higher rates of interest.
The cash advance fee on the Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card is 3% (min. £3). For example, if you withdraw £50, you'll incur a fee of £3.00. Withdraw £250 and you'll incur a fee of £7.50.
The interest rate on this part of your balance will be 25.95%, which is 9% more than the standard purchase rate (chargeable from the day of the transaction – the card's usual "up to 56 days interest-free" grace period won't apply).
How much does it cost to use the Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card abroad?
Non-sterling transactions are subject to a 2.75% charge. For example, if you spend 200 euros (£173.97), it'll cost you around £4.78 in fees.
What is the minimum payment on the Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card?
Each month you must pay at least 2.25% of your balance at that point or £5.00 – whichever of the 2 figures is greater. So if you had, say, £200.00 outstanding, you'd pay £5.00, and if you had £888.89 outstanding, you'd pay £20.00.
Paying only the minimum required amount each month is generally not advisable as it makes it much harder to get debt-free before that introductory 0% period expires.
Can I request an additional Sainsbury's Bank Dual 14 Month Offer Credit Card?
Yes, in fact, you can request up to 3 more. There's no fee for additional cards. Plus, with additional cards, you could earn points at a faster rate. Bear in mind that card debt accrued by additional cardholders is the sole responsibility of the account holder – not the additional cardholder.