Is upside a trustworthy site?

Hi I use Quidco & credit cards for cash back. But recently heard about upside, where I can get cash back whilst using my credit cards. Win/win!  But is it trustworthy? Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of this app?
Thanks in advance
Teresa

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  • stuartm
    stuartm Posts: 70
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    edited 25 March 2021 at 5:00PM
    Would also be interested in people's experience of using this. Trustpilot has 59 reviews, mostly very positive but seem to be very similar and not entirely convincing in their super-enthusiastic praise! Very little by way of reviews that I can find from respected sources. Given they have access to banking data, I'd like to find out a bit more before linking any accounts.

    Was asking them on Facebook today which retailers have signed up. Here's the list: https://www.upsidesaving.com/brands_live/
    They also had Sainsburys and Amazon for a while, apparently, but those were time limited offers. That decision was 'partner driven' according to Upside. 

    It seems like a good idea, but there's so little info out there (and so few retailers signed up), I'm not yet comfortable given them so much personal info and linking my bank account. They say they are regulated by the FCA though, so that's a good sign
  • Fingerbobs
    Fingerbobs Posts: 1,617
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    To be honest, this thread looks like an attempt by someone from the company to publicise it, so I pretty-much ignored it. The cashback offers look like the same ones I get though a few of my various Visa and MasterCard cards already, and are mostly premium, expensive brands I tend not to use anyway. Probably totally legit, but not of interest to me.
  • simax
    simax Posts: 1,943
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    I used it for a little while last year, but noticed they ceased trading and went into administration on 19th Jan. 

    Got a few quid from it but nothing spectacular.
    I spent 25 years in the mobile industry, from 1994 to 2019. Worked for indies as well as the big networks, in their stores also in contact centres. I also hold a degree in telecoms engineering so I like to think I know what I’m talking about 😂
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