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Toolstation Trade Credit Card review December 2019
If you often order from Toolstation for your business, you may want to take a look at its credit card.
Toolstation, a supplier of tools and house accessories, offers a solid business credit card that can help you improve your business’s cash flow and buy you some extra time to better keep up with the payment of invoices.
Finder rating: ★★★★★
Doing its job: 4/5
In a nutshell:
0% interest on purchases
|Purchases||0% for 3 months reverting to 24.9%|
|Purchases interest-free period||Up to 56 days|
|Min. credit limit||£1,000|
|Max credit limit||Subject to status: £25,000|
|Incentive||Apply for a card and spend on it between 11.11.19 and 31.3.20 and receive one prize draw entry to win 1 of 3 van wraps, maximum 10 entries.|
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This card comes with an appealing introductory interest rate of 0% for 3 months reverting to 24.9% on all purchases.
After the first 3 months, provided you always clear your balance in full, you’ll still get up to 56 days of 0% interest on your purchases each billing cycle, which can be extended to more than twice the time when your shop at Toolstation and other Travis Perkins group companies.
This card’s most appreciated feature is probably that it doesn’t charge an annual fee – which means that, if you use it correctly, the Toolstation Trade Credit Card can provide monthly credit to your business without costing you a single penny.
Since this card is provided by Barclays, you also get a range of online spending controls, which are especially useful if you’re planning on giving the card to one of your employees. You also get Barclays’ Business Rewards, which include discounts on a series of services, such as hotel booking and online advertising.
Finally, as this card is on the Mastercard network, you can use it everywhere a Mastercard commercial card is accepted.
How does this card compare with other similar cards on the market?
When it comes to repayments, you can make manual repayments online or over the phone (0808 163 5446), 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 Toolstation Trade Credit Card
If your business is UK-based and has a turnover of at least £10,000 a year, and you don’t own any other credit card with a company from the Travis Perkins group, then you can apply. Before applying, make sure you’ve compared the available options and checked the eligibility criteria carefully.
You can apply online from Barclay’s website. Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Your business details. Address and company number
- You business’s financial information. Annual turnover, profit before tax and bank details
- Other owners’/directors’ details. Date of birth and address history
If you have prepared everything you need in advance, the application shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
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