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    • Diode
    • By Diode 25th Feb 19, 6:26 AM
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    Barclaycard Platinum Cash Back plus card
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    • 25th Feb 19, 6:26 AM
    Barclaycard Platinum Cash Back plus card 25th Feb 19 at 6:26 AM
    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.
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    • zx81
    • By zx81 25th Feb 19, 6:32 AM
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    Halifax Clarity is always a sound option, though not the only one.
    • TOP CAT
    • By TOP CAT 16th Mar 19, 7:42 PM
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    • 16th Mar 19, 7:42 PM
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    • 16th Mar 19, 7:42 PM
    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
    Last edited by TOP CAT; 16-03-2019 at 7:53 PM.
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