Post Office Money® | Matched credit card

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19.9% Representative

Intro purchase rate: 0% for 25 months

Purchase rate: 19.9%

Representative example:

Representative Example: The standard interest rate on purchases is 19.9% p.a. (variable), so when borrowing £1,200 the Representative APR will be 19.9% (variable).

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Our review of Post Office Money® | Matched credit card

The Post Office Money Matched Credit Card does come with a representative APR which is fairly standard across competitors, but there are also a number of extra benefits that customers can take advantage of. The 0% applied to balance transfers for 25 months, as well as purchases for 25 months gives customers a chance to pay towards existing debts they may have transferred as well as keeping monthly payments to a minimum.

The management facilities for the Money Matched Credit Card are some of the best out there, and customers have complete control of their account, right down to being able to view and change their PIN number – something which is usually done over the phone, in writing or in branch for the traditional banks.

One thing to mention is that the Post Office has been named as a recommended credit card provider for Which?, and this was awarded in April of 2016. Although there are no online reviews specific to the money Matched Credit Card, the Post Office as a whole has a TrustPilot rating of ‘bad’, however, it does need to be kept in mind that this is for everything the Post Office provide, including their mail services. Looking in more detail at their financial-based reviews the customers seem to be particularly unhappy with the disorganisation, rude customer service team and being charged when it was not their fault.

Overall verdict: Although the Post Office might be thought of as just letters and parcels, they do actually have quite a wide product offering. They’re a trusted name and the Money Matched Credit Card has a decent representative APR and good financial benefits. A great option if you want complete visibility and control over your card.

Andrew Freelander
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Andrew Freelander
Brand & Content Manager at Choose Wisely

Andrew joined Choose Wisely 5 years ago, originally working in a design capacity to make sure the website was simple to use. Most notably he worked with the Consumer Finance Association to design the comparison table of choice for High-Cost Short Term Finance products.

Highlights

  • 0% interest on purchases for 25 months
  • 0% on balance transfers for 25 months (transfer within 3 months of your account opening)
  • Buy travel money with no cash fee
  • Online shopping security
  • Manage account with mobile or tablet with the app

Minimum criteria

  • You must be aged 18 or over
  • You need to be a UK resident
  • You must have a current bank or building society account
  • You can’t have a Post Office credit card
  • You must be employed, retired or a homemaker
  • Your annual income needs to be over £8,000
  • No CCJs

Fees

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

About Post Office Money® | Matched credit card

The Post Office Money Matched Credit Card has a representative APR of 19.9% and a minimum credit limit of £1,000. The maximum limit that can be offered is decided by the Post Office and will take into account the applicant’s previous credit history and personal circumstances. Matched Credit Card holders can benefit from 0% on purchases for the first 25 months, as well as 0% on balance transfers for 25 months.To be eligible for these you will need to make a purchase or balance transfer within the first three months of opening the account.

There is no annual fee for the Matched Credit Card, but there is a fee of 2.89% on balance transfers. If you go over your credit limit or don’t pay on time, not only will you lose the privilege of the special 0% rates, but you’ll also incur charges of £12 each instance.

The account for the Matched Credit Card, can be managed over the phone, online or using the dedicated free Post Office mobile app. If you are going to manage your card online then you’ll be able to view your current balance, credit limit, payment due dates, make a payment, make a balance transfer and change your PIN.

Company information

Registration number: 2154540

www.postoffice.co.uk

08457223344

Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London, EC2Y 9AQ

FCA registration

Reference No: 409080

Trading names: Post Office Limited, Post Office Money

Place of business: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ

Data protection registration

Registration No: Z4866081

Data controller: POST OFFICE LTD

Address: Finsbury Dials, 20 Finsbury Street, London EC2Y 9AQ

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