Aquis credit card

2176 reviews

29.8% Representative

Purchase rate: 29.84%

Representative example:

Representative Example: The standard interest rate on purchases is 29.84% p.a. (variable), so when borrowing £1,000 the Representative APR will be 29.80% (variable).


Aquis credit card customer reviews.

2176 reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

12:28 26-04-2018
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No fuss one quick phone call and all done , card sent quickly too

Catherine Malik

Good entry level Credit Card
11:51 09-04-2018
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Vanquis offer a good entry level credit card to help people build or even re-build their credit ratings.


19:44 09-01-2018
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This company has helped me improve my credit history after I couldn't get credit anywhere else due to some mistakes I made in the past. They have easy payment options and send a couple pf reminders so I know exactly where I stand.


20:53 04-01-2018
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From start to finish an easy process at great rates. Money in bank before first payment has to be made and repayment date at a preferred time for you. Wow, I can't thank Vanquis enough for helping me out. If anyone needs a loan check this first as sure you will be thankful.

Andrew Moore

12:09 08-11-2017
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excellent from all credit
17:50 03-11-2017
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easy access. on hand 24 7 to help excellent for everyone perfect for building credit score works with very bad creditb

Karla Butler

Helpful reminders to assist in rebuilding credit rating.
17:47 03-11-2017
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I really like this card. It has text message reminder features so you know when payments are due and balances are low. I have found it good that they don't give you instant increases bit it's based on the management of your account so as you evidence that you can manage your money to get access to greater increases. Customer service has been good, they offer an app which is helpful in keeping track of your usage. Is defiantly recommend Vanquis to others who have had credit difficulties in the past. Just remember that the interest rate is quite high so bear that in mind when applying. A+

Chloe Louise

Great to build up your credit if used correctly,
21:51 01-10-2017
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Fab non judgemental company and yes whilst interest rates are super high, if used correctly you can build up your credit score.

Jo Heath

Good all round service
20:19 29-06-2017
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Fast approval and great app for smart phone makes it really easy to manage your account

Scott Morrison

22:04 22-06-2017
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When I went through a tricky time and needed some help with making my monthly payments they were great and set me up on a payment plan so I could get it under control. Such a relief.

Michelle smith

Our review of Aquis credit card

The Aquis Credit Card is provided by Vanquis and is aimed towards those who may have a few blemishes on their credit history. They try to help customers manage their credit by initially giving a maximum limit of £1,000, once it’s been proved that this can be kept to and paid on time, then this can increase every five months until it reaches a final maximum of £4,000. Vanquis also put information on their Aquis Credit Card site to educate customers and give them tips on how to stay out of debt and work towards building up their credit.

Apart from a more expensive representative APR than a lot of credit cards on the market, charges and fees are fairly in line with their competitors – such as the fees for paying late or going over the maximum limit is £12 each. Customers can use their Aquis Credit Card to withdraw cash anywhere in the world with a fee of 3%, but if using it abroad there will also be a non-sterling transaction fee of 2.99%.

There are no online reviews that are specific to the Aquis Credit Card, however Vanquis as a whole have received a rating of ‘excellent’ from TrustPilot. This is much better than a lot of the credit card providers on Choose Wisely and customers are particularly positive about their transparency, communication and being able to use it to rebuild their credit.

Overall verdict: Vanquis appear to help customers rebuild poor credit with their Aquis Credit Card. They give their customers the tools to manage it themselves but with gentle text reminders to ensure they don’t get into trouble. If you have poor credit and are looking for a credit card, this could be the one for you, just watch out for the more expensive representative APR.

Written by: Alex


  • Manageable initial limit of £1,000
  • Credit limit increases with trustworthiness (every 5 months, up to £4,000)
  • Manage the card online
  • Contactless payment

Minimum criteria

  • You must be aged at least 18
  • You need to be a UK resident
  • No bankruptcy


  • Maximum APR %
  • Arrangement fee: £0
  • Early repayment fee: £0
  • Late payment fee: £0

About Aquis credit card

The Aquis Credit Card from Vanquis is designed for customers who may have experienced problems with credit it in the past and has a representative APR of 29.8%. To begin with customers could be given a maximum credit limit of £1,000, however if they prove to be trustworthy by keeping under the limit and paying on time then this can increase every five months up to a final maximum of £4,000. There is no annual fee for the Aquis Credit Card, but customers will be charged a fee of £12 if they miss a payment or go over their allocated credit limit.

After completing the application customers should be able to receive a decision within one minute – Vanquis may require further information from the applicant, but they will notify you if this is the case. Once accepted customers can receive their Aquis Credit Card in 10 to 14 days, with the PIN arriving around the same time, but separately for security.

Customers can manage their Aquis Credit Card online by logging into the site where they can access their statement, make payments to the card and check their payment date. Customers can also make payments over the phone, by post and over the counter at a bank or Post Office.

Company information

Registration number: 2558509



20 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BY

FCA registration

Reference No: 221156

Trading names: Vanquis Bank Limited, Aquis, Argos Credit Card, Black Diamond

Place of business: No. 1 Godwin Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2SU

Data protection registration

Registration No: Z767493X

Data controller: Vanquis Bank Limited

Address: No. 1 Godwin Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2SU

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