Credit Card Statements Advice please

For security and so I'm never without a credit card if something goes wrong I have 2 credit cards and the system has worked well....so far. But now, one of my card providers has unilaterally decided to stop sending me paper statements, I'm not happy with this as I find them much easier to check & keep track of my spending.

This card provides no rewards so I've decided to ditch it. I don't have large debt on this card as I pay it off each month.  

Can you suggest please which cards still provide paper statements and whether I can or should do a transfer or just apply for a new one? Are there benefits or issues transferring? (Rewards of some sort would be good but the paper statements are important to me as access online can be tricky)
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  • I know M&S do (because I know someone that has one).  I'm 100% on-line, so not the best person to ask.  I track each of my active accounts at least once a week on line - much more immediate tracking than once a month.

    I presume printing out your own is not an option you would consider?  I think all my cards have PDFs that can be printed (not that I do!).
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  • GTR_King
    GTR_King Posts: 1,784
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    Barclaycard
    HSBC
    First Direct
    Nationwide
    Santander

    Offer paper statements

    Lloyds
    Halifax
    RBS 

    have paused paper statements

    TSB
    NatWest
    Co-Op
    not sure what they doing
  • Check what options your card providers give for downloading your statements, some offer other formats such as spreadsheets (.xls) as well as PDF which can make keeping track very easy.
  • you can download a statement from the app if required, each to their own but i prefer no postal statements from a security point of view
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    But now, one of my card providers has unilaterally decided to stop sending me paper statements
    Which provider is this?
  • fatbelly
    fatbelly Posts: 20,258
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    I have hsbc, co-op and Tesco cards. I get paper statements for all three.
  • McKneff
    McKneff Posts: 38,813
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    I have a Halifax cashback credit card and get monthly paper statements 
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
  • gt94sss2 said:
    But now, one of my card providers has unilaterally decided to stop sending me paper statements
    Which provider is this?

    Halifax - what made it worse is that the email I received today is so 'woolly' along the lines of "your statement may be available in a day or two" Not what I need from banking when access to a PC isn't always as convenient as a statement through the letterbox - I don't suppose they'd be happy for me to say "my payment may be in a day or two" they'd just charge interest!
    400ixl said:
    This has likely been caused by the print company Communisis that prints the statements on the behalf of some banks is in financial trouble.

    Personally, I would like to see people charged for every unnecessary item they have posted to them like statements. Charge a £1 a go and hopefully like plastic bags in supermarkets attitudes will change. There is no need and it is just contributing to the climate crisis.

    Please re-consider the need for printed statements when you can just download them.

    Thank you for the information I wish they'd been more informative. I do understand the environmental concerns around paper & postal charges and may have opted to pay if it had been offered to keep postal workers in employment. Access to a computer isn't always possible and I won't have any banking apps on my mobile phone.

    Thank you all for your input, it is appreciated. I will investigate other providers you suggested especially if they offer some 'benefit'
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    gt94sss2 said:
    But now, one of my card providers has unilaterally decided to stop sending me paper statements
    Which provider is this?

    Halifax

    If you contact them via their in-app chat/message option, they can change you back to receiving paper statements
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