Barclaycard Platinum Cash Back plus card

MSE suggest the above card, which suits me down to the ground. Spending a good time abroad, foreign currency and purchases abroad are a high priority. However I already have a Barclaycard, and Barclays say you cannot have two cards - fair enough. However when I asked if I could cancel my existing card, and open a Barclaycard Platinum cash back, they said I could cancel my current card but would have to wait six months before applying for the Platinum Card. I have been with Barclaycard for over 20 years - so much for loyalty. Would appreciate any suggestion for the 2nd best option for a credit card to use abroad for foreign currency and purchases abroad.


  • zx81zx81 Forumite
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    Halifax Clarity is always a sound option, though not the only one.
  • edited 16 March 2019 at 9:53PM
    TOP_CATTOP_CAT Forumite
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    edited 16 March 2019 at 9:53PM
    Barclaycard are saying forget the speil that your only allowed one card ,,,they suggested this over the phone .... apply for a second card online .
    When doing so "if accepted" both cards will be on the one account which is nothing new for barclaycard they have done this before .

    The possible issue with cancelling a current barclaycard to get a new one is they may drop your credit limit to some silly level not suitable for travel purposes.
    This is very recent news so not all may give this info I certainly was givern different info on a number of occasions over the last 4 months
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