Tandem Cashback Credit Card review April 2019

Tandem Bank Cashback Credit Card Mastercard
Tandem Bank Cashback Credit Card Mastercard

Looking for a cashback credit card you can take on your your travels, while tracking spending in an app? Tandem believes it has the answer.

Digital challenger bank Tandem’s casback card earns you cash (or at least credit on your account, applied monthly) for every pound you spend using the card.

Aimed at millennials who like to travel, it doesn’t charge any extra fees on purchases you make abroad and it even pays cashback on these transactions. There are a couple of notable exemptions to the cashback, which are noted in the card’s terms and conditions. These include purchasing currency, gambling transactions and cash advances.

There’s no monthly or annual fee to worry about. However, for those who take cash out regularly, don’t forget that while cash withdrawals abroad don’t incur a fee, you will be charged a percentage-based fee for taking cash out in the UK.

Key information

IssuerTandem Bank
NetworkMastercard
Annual/monthly fees£0
Loyalty schemeCashback
Cashback details0.5% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account.
IncentiveEarn cash back on all purchases over £1 worldwide.
Purchases18.9%
Purchases interest-free period (days)56
Annual/monthly fees£0
Foreign usage charge (EU)0%
Foreign usage charge (rest of world)0%
Cash advance fee2.5% (min. £2.5)
Late payment fee£12
Duplicate statement fee£0
Exceeding limit fee£0
Additional card fee£0
Dormancy fee£0
Minimum Age18
Minimum income£13,000
AvailabilityAvailable to new customers
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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How does this card compare with other cashback cards?

Comparison ordered by representative APR with affiliated products shown first.
Updated April 19th, 2019
Name Product Annual/monthly fees Purchases Rep. APR Cashback details Representative example
£0
22.9%
22.9%
5% after £1 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 0.5% on £1 to £5000 of yearly spend. 1% after £5001 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. 5% intro cashback in the first 3 months (max £100). Must spend £3K annually to earn cashback.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 22.9% APR (variable).
£25 per annum
22.9%
28.2%
5% on £1 to £2500 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 1% on £1 to £10000 of yearly spend. 1.25% after £10001 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. 5% intro cashback (max £125).
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £25 per annum, your representative rate is 28.2% APR (variable).
£0
16.9%
16.9%
0.25% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 16.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 16.9% APR (variable).
£0
18.9%
18.9%
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).
£0
18.9%
18.9%
0.5% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account.
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).
£3 per month
0% for 26 months reverting to 15.9%
21.7%
0.5% after £1 of monthly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 15.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £3 per month, your representative rate is 21.7% APR (variable).
£0
21.9%
21.9%
0.5% after £1 of yearly spend for introductory period of 3 months. 0.25% after £1 of yearly spend. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Cashback on purchases until 31.8.23. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
£0
34.95%
34.9%
0.5% on £1 to £20000 of yearly spend. Maximum of £100 cashback paid per year. Cashback paid Anniversary into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is £20000
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 34.95% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 34.9% APR (variable).
£15 per month
0% for 18 months reverting to 18.9%
49.8%
0.5% on £1 to £3000 of monthly spend. Maximum of £15 cashback paid per month. Cashback paid Monthly into Card Account. Maximum spend for cashback purposes is limited to credit limit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £15 per month, your representative rate is 49.8% APR (variable).

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Repayment options

When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0203 370 0970), 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 Tandem Bank Cashback Credit Card 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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