Marks & Spencer | Transfer Plus credit card

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Marks & Spencer | Transfer Plus credit card customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 from 38 reviews

M & S are a Joy To Work With

15:52 07-02-2018

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Recently applied for a credit card with M&S. Their correspondence was up quick and clear. I was constantly kept up to date with the progress of my application and prompted to set up my online account which is easy to use and has a nice clean look

Laurieb12

0% purchase credit card for 25 months

23:29 29-01-2018

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I was in a strange position of being unemployed yet having a decent income through alimony. Most places I applied for online, rejected my application because "computer says no!". They were the only ones who bothered contacting me to confirm my source of income and approved the application. And the product is brilliant :)

misssharma

credit card de-activated without informing customer

17:45 28-01-2018

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Had the m&s bank credit card for a couple of year now, not sure if it's me but chip keep failing on me about 3 times since getting the card . This time when reported to M&S bank credit card department. Was told my card been de-activated by them due to them sending me a replacement card out as the old one is expiring in a couple of months time but no information sent to me to inform me that would be the case. Just think you going to do shopping and only card you got is M&S credit card and get declined, what an embarrassment having to leave without the shopping. When asked why it was de-activated while the replacement card is sent out, told basically it is their policy...even if it is their policy ...shouldn't M&S informed their customer that a new card is being sent out and they will not be able to use the card?????? so be warn, if you don't want all this problem of card failure and card being de-activated when you have not done anything wrong and them sending out replacement card due to old one is coming to expire.>>>>AND YOU DO NOT GET ANY NOTIFICATION THAT THEY HAVE DE_ACTIVATED YOUR CARD. p.s you got the impression that whoever was at the other end of the phone was not even paying any attention to you when you try to make your point on the phone to me. pps Will be cancelling the card very soon as I can not justify all the problem I have encountered with M&S customer through the time I been with them which I have not listed out...one thing for certain THEY ARE NOT A LISTERNING BANK?/CUSTOMER SERVICE

Case Yeung

useless

13:52 18-12-2017

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I applied for a M&S credit card , very quick acceptance letter . I then received a pin number , card to arrive shortly . Another letter with another pin number arrived 2 days later , still no card . Spoke on telephone , card would arrive shortly , 2 weeks later still no card I have given up.

Anonymous

Poor Customer Service

12:36 06-12-2017

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Well applied for the M & S Credit Card to take advantage of the free vouchers and as I dont get any incentives with my current credit card and I do shop at M & S weekly I thought this would be ideal...... how wrong! I applied on line and within a few days advised I had been "approved" sent back the t's & c's and completed the direct debit form. nothing received apart from another form asking me to sign and return which I did...... After calling customer services today almost 2 months since I was "approved" to request where my card was, I have been advised they received all my signed paperwork on 28th October.... its now 6th December and no card and they "do not know when" I will receive my card, so Im thinking ok I will cancel this as its pretty useless. They have my bank details my info and I dont have a card so trying to cancel is soooo hard. Ive now been on hold some 15 minutes waiting to speak to the "applications" department as the guy in customer services can only help me if I want a new card!!!! YES I DID WANT A NEW CARD BUT NOT NOW as I have no idea when it will turn up. Ive asked to have confirmation that my application is cancelled buy yes you guessed it the guy in applicants cant do that and they wont send out a letter or email. Im now away for approx 4 weeks and dont want a card now anyway. Finally spoken to customer services who have confirmed documents received 28th October and realistically if i want a card my application has now expired so would need to apply again and lose out on the offer of ££££. Very helpful person at customer services saying she would try and see if i can still get the card but having worked in finance i know the card would only be issued within 28 days of the credit check.... heyho M & S - hopefully my card is cancelled and I will receive a letter confirming as such..... very sorry for the rant M & S you are usually so good!!

Lynn

Very poor customer service - almost to the point of not telling the whole story to customers

09:48 25-11-2017

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Opened an M& S Credit card account recently. I asked to pay full balance every month by Direct Debit but forms did not arrive so chased them up and was told I could arrange it over the phone. Did so and was told my payment would be made by due date, even though I queried it. Payment did not come off my bank even though the direct debit has been set up. When I telephoned I asked to pay the full amount by card so as not to incur fees but was told that I would incur fees EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THEIR FAULT. Customer service representative was asked twice if the payment could be taken on time and reassured me that it could - now she says it will take 10 working days but never told me that in the first place. I will be changing account suppliers ASAP as I do not like being lied to. If she knew it took 10 days why did she not tell me that when I originally set up the direct debit then I could have made a payment online to cover myself. I have an otherwise unblemished credit record and this has spoiled it. It has also spoiled my belief in M & S and I shall not shop there again.

Gordon

Good online services

21:16 29-06-2017

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I have so far enjoyed banking with M&S

cassie johnson

Clear bills

07:32 23-06-2017

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Good clear bills, easy to pay. Apr could be better.

Hannah Jowett

THE BEST BANK

16:05 11-06-2017

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EFFICIENT, HELPFUL AND ALWAYS THERE TO HELP

Anonymous

Best card

23:09 10-06-2017

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I have had this card for a few years now and picked it because it had a zero interest rate on purchases of 15 months which was really useful for purchases like a tv.

Yvonne Keyes

Our review of Marks & Spencer | Transfer Plus credit card

Our review by Chris
Written by: Chris
Simplicity
41
Features
52.1
Consumer sentiment
87.2

Total OPTIOSCORE
58.4/100

Marks and Spencer are a well-established British institution and their M&S Bank launched back in 2012.  This service was based on M&S Money, which itself had a 30 year history. There are branches in the main Marks and Spencer stores, open whenever the stores are open. This keeps personal customer service in easy reach of all consumers. M&S Bank offers many different financial products, from loans to current accounts. This review is about their Transfer Plus credit card.

The Transfer Plus credit card has an introductory rate of 0% for 32 months on balance transfers. They also have a low fee of 0.99% on money that is transferred across. In a crowded market, M&S Bank offers some great extra benefits to make their card an interesting option. You’ll have expected the standard perk of earning points when you shop in any store, not just M&S. However, there is another credit card available from M&S Bank, the Shopping Plus, which is a better deal if you’re using the card for a large purchase. With the Transfer Plus card, you can also save on M&S travel money and earn a bonus points voucher for shopping at the store.

People are generally very positive about the Transfer Plus credit card, which has a score of 4/5 at the time of writing. However, some customers have had problems with the account rewards system. If you’re taking out this card for the 0% introductory offer, you will want to always make at least the minimum payment each month, if not you’ll negatively impact your credit file and the introductory period will come to an end. You should consider paying off the full balance before the end of the introductory period, to avoid being charged interest.

My Verdict: Marks and Spencer are a reliable brand and this product is particularly popular with consumers. The Shopping Plus credit card is a good deal if you regularly shop at M&S, as you will earn more points and be able to get cheaper travel money.

Highlights

  • 0% on balance transfers for 32 months
  • 0% interest on purchases for 6 months
  • Earn M&S points as you shop
  • 55 days' interest-free credit if you pay the balance in full and on time each month
  • One additional cardholder over 18

Minimum criteria

  • You must be over 18
  • You must be a UK resident with 3 years' address history
  • You must have a valid bank or building society account
  • Not available if you've had an M&S Bank credit card in past 12 months

About Marks & Spencer | Transfer Plus credit card

The Marks & Spencer Transfer Plus credit card offers 0% interest on balance transfers for 32 months from opening the account, and 0% interest on shopping for the first 6 months. If you already have an M&S loyalty card, it also offers points for this while you spend.