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    • seeroo
    • By seeroo 21st Dec 12, 1:42 PM
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    Barclaycard £50 Credit for bad press
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    • 21st Dec 12, 1:42 PM
    Barclaycard £50 Credit for bad press 21st Dec 12 at 1:42 PM
    Just rang Barclaycard to cancel after 18 months 0% purchases rate ran out. The man on the phone was trying to persuade me to stay with balance transfers etc. I said that I wasn't happy with the negative publicity re LIBOR etc. He then offered me £50 credit on my account to "appease" me.

    Has anyone else encountered this?
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    • tastyhog
    • By tastyhog 14th Sep 17, 6:15 PM
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    Looks like they did stop retention offers indeed: we tried calling them a few weeks ago trying to 'close' one of the cards, but they almost closed it after some enthusiastic sales pitch - I am sure they'd hae closed it if we didn't rudely hang up on them :-)

    That is in contrast with what has been happening in the last few years - they would always offer something, usually, if you do a 0% balance transfer rather than closing...
    Originally posted by Alexsas

    so you rang up to close your account to try and get a freebie and you're miffed that they nearly closed your account?

    you couldn't make this s**t up
    • Shakin Steve
    • By Shakin Steve 14th Sep 17, 6:26 PM
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    Shakin Steve
    so you rang up to close your account to try and get a freebie and you're miffed that they nearly closed your account?

    you couldn't make this s**t up
    Originally posted by tastyhog
    Posted in error.
    I came into this world with nothing and I've got most of it left.
    • JackyMorale
    • By JackyMorale 15th Sep 17, 3:42 PM
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    I had a credit card with them from 1996 to 2004. When I asked to close the account, I was offered a promotional interest rate of 3.880% APR for 24 months and £100 credit.

    I accepted the offer, spent the £100 credit, used the promotional interest rate for about 6 months and then closed the account. I would recommend doing the same, no matter what the amount!
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