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A nasty new trend in the credit card world Blog Discussion

This is a chat forum discussion on Martin's 'A nasty new trend in the credit card world' blog which you can read here.
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  • Elljay_2Elljay_2 Forumite
    606 Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    This is sooo true. i am just so glad I found this site and have now become a little bit more savvy. Who would think the same product could differ from phone to branch to web etc. i have already posted this but OH got a direct mailing offering him the Lloyds card (with the BT fee) and they are now charging interest on the BT fee. Definitely a card to avoid.
  • lswwonglswwong Forumite
    407 Posts
    Aye, remember last year's hunt for the 18 mth Capital One card leaflets (there were concurrent offers for 9, 12 mths etc)?

    Thanks to this site and our collective knowledge, we continue to get the better of the situation and exploit these offers to our advantage.

    It really is an "adversarial consumer society" as Martin puts it!
  • debeastdebeast Forumite
    190 Posts
    Is that not just illegal, what what the OFT say about that
    -34k to 0 from september '05
    Debt Free, Stoozing King, Shrewd spender
  • tubstertubster Forumite
    256 Posts
    you say you can get zero transfer fees online with a Barclays account - I don't think you can; after you log in the link to apply for a barclaycard goes straight to the barclaycard website with the 2 per cent transfer fee so WATCH OUT!
    branch only I think.
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