Tesco | Purchases credit card
Representative 20.9% APR
Intro purchase rate: 0% for 28 months
Purchase rate: 20.9%
Tesco | Purchases credit card customer reviews.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Our review of Tesco | Purchases credit card
With a representative APR that's the same as a lot of others in the market, the Tesco Purchases Credit Card can hang its hat on the main benefit of 0% interest on purchases for up to 28 months. They state ‘up to 28 months’ on the website because depending on your previous credit history and the information you provide about your personal circumstances, this could be decreased to 22 or even 16 months – however, you’ll find this out when the decision about the application has been made which only takes a minute or so.
If you’re a frequent shopper and think that you might take advantage of the 0% on purchases while you can, then you might also enjoy the Purchases Credit Card for the Clubcard points that you can accrue. For every £4 spent in a Tesco store you can receive 1 point, and even if you shop elsewhere you can still earn them at a rate of 1 point per £8 spend. These points can then be exchanged for nights out, restaurant vouchers or money off your next grocery shop.
The Purchases Credit Card from Tesco comes with an average OPTIOSCORE on Choose Wisely, which is similar to the other credit cards that Tesco offer. Searching online for reviews that are specific to this card leads to disappointing results, but we can take a look at how their cards as a whole have been received by customers. Disappointingly, TrustPilot has awarded Tesco Credit Cards a rating of ‘poor’. Some customers are unhappy with a tedious application process, cards being blocked and over-cautious fraud teams (although personally, I think it’s better to be safe than sorry).
Overall verdict: For those that like to shop, the Tesco Purchases Credit Card could be a worthy contender. Customers can make the most of the 0% on purchases, within reason, and even earn Clubcard points on top. Be sure to keep up with your repayments, you don’t want to build up debt and be stuck paying back the interest once the introductory period has come to an end.
- 0% interest for purchases in the first 26 months
- 0% on balance transfers for the first three months
- Earn Clubcard points as you spend
- Decision within a minute
- Links up with Apple Pay
- Manage the card with the mobile app
- You must be aged over 18
- You need to be a UK resident
- You must earn at least £5,000 per year
- You must have good credit history
- You don’t already have more than 1 Tesco Bank credit card
- You have not applied for a Tesco Bank credit card within the last month
- Introductory Balance Transfer Rate: 2.99%
- Introductory Purchase Rate: 0%
- Balance Transfer Rate: 3.99%
- Balance Transfer Fee: £2.9
- Purchase Rate: 20.9%
- Fee Amount: £2.9
- Representative APR: 20.9%
About Tesco | Purchases credit card
The Tesco Purchases Credit Card has a representative APR of 20.9%, however customers are charged 0% interest on purchases up to 28 months. Your individual circumstances and credit history will not only determine the maximum credit limit you could be offered but also contributes towards the decision as to whether you would be granted a 0% interest period of 16, 22 or the full 28 months. Customers can also benefit from 0% interest on balance transfers for the first three months with a fee of 2.99% charged.
Applying for the Tesco Purchases Credit Card can take 10 minutes but the decision is made within one minute. Tesco allow customers to manage their cards either online by logging in to the website, or by using the mobile app if on the go. The actual Tesco Purchases Credit Card is contactless and can also be linked up to Apple Pay. When spending with the Purchases Credit Card you can also earn Clubcard points as you spend – it’s 1 point for every £4 spend with Tesco and 1 point per £8 if spending elsewhere. These points can then be exchanged for vouchers or treats chosen by the customer.
Registration number: SC173199
2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reference No: 186022
Trading names: Buy Now Pay Later, Tesco Bank, Tesco Buy Now Pay Later, Tesco Clubcard Credit Card, Tesco Personal Finance Plc
Place of business: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 9FQ
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Registration No: Z4988111
Data controller: TESCO PERSONAL FINANCE PLC
Address: 2 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH12 9FQApply Now