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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby swill453 » December 13th, 2021, 8:31 pm

stevensfo wrote:So they are paying for your purchase?

Of course they are, that's how credit cards work.

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby Fluke » December 14th, 2021, 1:09 pm

mc2fool wrote:Well, I've ended up applying and being accepted for both a Santander Mastercard, which if applied for via MSE gets a £40 Amazon gift card, and also for an Amazon Platinum one which, as already noted, comes with a £30 Amazon gift card. :D

Curious thing is Santander has given me a credit limit of almost 4 times what Amazon gave me (and I was happy enough with the latter).


There's a £3 monthly fee for the Santander card though, isn't there?

https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/cr ... redit-card

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby mc2fool » December 14th, 2021, 1:15 pm

Fluke wrote:
mc2fool wrote:Well, I've ended up applying and being accepted for both a Santander Mastercard, which if applied for via MSE gets a £40 Amazon gift card, and also for an Amazon Platinum one which, as already noted, comes with a £30 Amazon gift card. :D

Curious thing is Santander has given me a credit limit of almost 4 times what Amazon gave me (and I was happy enough with the latter).

There's a £3 monthly fee for the Santander card though, isn't there?

https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/all-in-one-credit-card

Not the one I applied for. https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/everyday-credit-card :D

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby Fluke » December 14th, 2021, 1:38 pm

mc2fool wrote:
Fluke wrote:
mc2fool wrote:Well, I've ended up applying and being accepted for both a Santander Mastercard, which if applied for via MSE gets a £40 Amazon gift card, and also for an Amazon Platinum one which, as already noted, comes with a £30 Amazon gift card. :D

Curious thing is Santander has given me a credit limit of almost 4 times what Amazon gave me (and I was happy enough with the latter).

There's a £3 monthly fee for the Santander card though, isn't there?

https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/all-in-one-credit-card

Not the one I applied for. https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/everyday-credit-card :D


Then I may do the same, thanks. I closed my HSBC Mastercard account a couple of years ago because I had a Visa credit card with Nationwide where I bank and it was just one more account I didn't need except for the odd rare occasion. I wouldn't need one now were it not for Amazon requesting it. I suppose I could just hold off and see if they resolve their differences or just go with the debit card option. I'm not sure I really need the section 75 protection anyway, I never have before. Even as I write that I'm thinking, I'm going to need it now, you watch.

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby Lootman » December 14th, 2021, 1:48 pm

Another factor when choosing a credit card is what credit limit they will give you. I have found these vary a lot, and some cards give limits that are so low that they make using the card difficult.

For example HSBC gave me a lousy £1,500 limit. Particularly if you are travelling it is not hard to run up such an amount in a few days, and then you are stuck. At least HSBC sends me a text when I have used 90% of my limit, but it is still annoying.

The funny thing is that I have "Premier" status with HSBC, for what that is worth. And I have £80,000 on deposit with them. But even so it was like pulling teeth to get them to increase the limit to £3,000 earlier this year, which is still inadequate.

On the other hand Lloyds gave me a £10,000 limit right off the bat and I don't even have a banking relationship with them.

I have no such problems with my Amex card however, and I have charged up to £40,000 on that within a billing cycle without a problem.

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby mc2fool » December 14th, 2021, 1:51 pm

Fluke wrote:
mc2fool wrote:
Fluke wrote:There's a £3 monthly fee for the Santander card though, isn't there?

https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/all-in-one-credit-card

Not the one I applied for. https://www.santander.co.uk/personal/credit-cards/everyday-credit-card :D

Then I may do the same, thanks. I closed my HSBC Mastercard account a couple of years ago because I had a Visa credit card with Nationwide where I bank and it was just one more account I didn't need except for the odd rare occasion. I wouldn't need one now were it not for Amazon requesting it. I suppose I could just hold off and see if they resolve their differences or just go with the debit card option. I'm not sure I really need the section 75 protection anyway, I never have before. Even as I write that I'm thinking, I'm going to need it now, you watch.

If you do go for the same card then make sure you do it via MSE as that's the way you get the £40 Amazon voucher (or, I gather, one of the other comparison sites too). You don't get it if you apply to Santander direct. Oh, and I see it "Ends Thu".

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/balance-transfer-credit-cards/#santander18

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby didds » December 14th, 2021, 2:34 pm

so I apply for a santader credit card via that link, ensuring I full in the optimaisatioin details as i do so...

then i have to transfer a balance form another card?

then I can pay it off straight away?

and they send me a link 30 days later to claim a £40 amazon voucher ?

just checking thats how it works?

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby mc2fool » December 14th, 2021, 2:45 pm

didds wrote:si I apply for a santader credit card via that link, ensuring I full in the optimaisatioin details as i do so...

then i have to transfer a balance form another card?

then I can pay it off straight away?

and they send me a link 30 days later to claim a £40 amazon voucher ?

just checking thats how it works?

didds

I don't believe you have to transfer any balance in, and yes, them sending you a link 30 days later is how I understand it. All I've had so far is a flurry of emails from Santander, with T&Cs, data protection, key facts, etc documents attached, and one saying my card is on it's way, for which I'm still waiting....

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby didds » December 14th, 2021, 4:50 pm

so ive applied for the amazon card, have been acceptred and can see a gift voucher in my amazon account for £30 issued today

but it has a claim code of xxxx-xxxxxx-ABC1 (not the real code ;-) )

Which I dont seem to be able to apply ...

Is there somthing else i need to do/wait for ?

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby pje16 » December 14th, 2021, 4:58 pm

every amazon gift card code I have had (dozens) worked immediately
make sure you haven't copied a space at the end

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby didds » December 14th, 2021, 8:10 pm

pje16 wrote:every amazon gift card code I have had (dozens) worked immediately
make sure you haven't copied a space at the end


Aha!

The "card" was already credited and all I had to do was buy something and the balance was updated.

Mind you, I havent a c;lue how to use the balance on the gift card without removing any cr5edit cards in the wallet cos my initial attempts debited my credit card without giving me an option to choose to use the gift card balance!

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby mc2fool » December 14th, 2021, 8:34 pm

didds wrote:The "card" was already credited and all I had to do was buy something and the balance was updated.

Mind you, I havent a c;lue how to use the balance on the gift card without removing any cr5edit cards in the wallet cos my initial attempts debited my credit card without giving me an option to choose to use the gift card balance!

At various times during the checkout process there's a "Change" next to the payment options which you can use to, well, change the payment options! ;)

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Re: Simple Mastercard credit card

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Postby 6Tricia » December 14th, 2021, 8:58 pm

My Gift Card account is set as default to be automatically used as payment/part payment for all purchases and my Amazon Platinum is debited with any shortfall.

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