Vanquis | Visa credit card

4188 reviews

39.9% Representative

Purchase rate: 39.9%

Representative example:

The standard interest rate on purchases is 39.94% p.a. (variable), so when borrowing £1,200 the Representative APR will be 39.9% (variable).

Vanquis | Visa credit card customer reviews.

4188 reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Our review of Vanquis | Visa credit card

The Vanquis Visa Credit Card has a higher representative APR than a lot of other credit cards on the market, but this is due to the fact that the card is aimed towards those who may have a few blemishes on their credit file. Vanquis try to teach their customers the best way to 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 provide tips on their website to help customers learn about credit and the best way to use and manage their card.

Customers can use their Vanquis Visa Credit Card to withdraw cash anywhere in the world which will result in a fee of 3%, but if using it abroad there is also a non-sterling transaction fee of 2.99%, which is in line with their competitors. Vanquis make it really simple for customers to stay up-to-date with their balance, statements and payment dates by providing management tools on the website. Customers can log in and check the details, which will encourage them not to go over the limit and incur charges.

Overall verdict: Positive reviews online should boost confidence in customers who have experienced problems with credit in the past. Vanquis appear to provide a lot of support alongside their Visa Credit Card to ensure that customers pay on time and don’t take on a debt that is too high for them.

Written by: Alex

Highlights

  • Find out if you're eligible without harming your credit score
  • Increase limit over time to £4,000
  • Aimed at those with bad credit
  • Manage the account online
  • Email alerts before payment due dates
  • Contactless payment
  • Capped initial credit limit of £1,000

Minimum criteria

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

Fees

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

About Vanquis | Visa credit card

The Vanquis Visa Credit Card is aimed towards those with bad credit so cards come with a starting credit limit of between £150 and £1,000, however, if customers prove themselves to be trustworthy by paying on time and not going over the limit then this can increase every five months to a final maximum of £4,000.

The Vanquis Visa Credit Card is aimed towards customers who may have had problems with their credit in the past and have been turned by providers but are now looking to improve their position. Vanquis highlight on their website that customers should use the card sensibly by using it a little at a time and then paying that off.

Customers can manage their Vanquis Credit Card online by either logging into the website or registering for eVanquis 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. Vanquis will send an email a few days before the payment is due to ensure the customer knows it’s close – helping to rebuild their credit and avoid falling into further debt.

Company information

Registration number: 2558509

www.vanquis.c...

08717705555

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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