Lloyds Bank has launched a new credit card that enables holders to earn 0.25% cashback on up to £4,000 of annual spending and 0.5% above, with no cap on how much you can earn. You can also earn a £20 bonus if you spend £1,000 in the first 90 days.
Thanks @Mathew - as a Lloyds customer, that’s most useful.
Someone should do the math on how much you’d have to spend to beat out the Aqua Rewards
You’d get £10 on the first 4k
Then £90 on the next 18k
Aqua is maxed at £100 cashback per year, so spend above 22k and you’ll be better off with this. Spend less and you’re better off with aqua, if you have it
Edit: of course, you don’t get anything on the aqua after your first 20k, so then you’d be better off switching to the Lloyd’s card for your 0.25%…
Ignoring the introductory £20, you would be better off getting the £100 from Aqua and then switching your spending to Lloyds…
The other thing worth mentioning is that this new Lloyds card is not fee-free for foreign transactions, as Aqua is.
Aqua Reward is still unbeatable in the Visa & Mastercard credit card space, in terms of pure cashback.
Depending on how you value points, airmiles, etc, then some Amex cards may be better overall.
Realistically to be able to spend 20,000 a year on credit, is kinda meaning Aqua isn’t the right company for you as an unoptimal terms lender
Barclaycard Rewards card is also free-free for foreign transactions.
I find Aqua fine, on the basis I pay the balance off each month - though I do also have other cashback credit cards that I use.
I mean that Aqua’s primary market is rinsing the poor for pounds and that a cashback card was very uncharacteristic of them other than to have people spend out of their means
I mean, cashback always falls into the gap. People with the money to get the max don’t care, as it’s so little, and the people who are interested only spend enough to get a pittance
Funny you should mention that; I had referenced the very same card over at the other, other place (9to5)!
Does anyone know the number of max debit card payments (if any) to pay off the Lloyds bank credit card balance?
How do you mean?
Some card providers set a limit of max payments made using debit card to pay off credit card balance in each billing cycle. I remember I had a Vanquis card previously that could only allow up to three payments using a debit card.
So what happened today is that I was paying off my Lloyds credit card balance and forgot to change amount from minimum payment to full balance on the payment details page (they somehow default to minimum). I went ahead and paid successfully then realised that I only paid paid the minimum.
I tried to make a second transaction and I get a message that I have reached debit card payment limit and should consider trying again tomorrow or try other payment methods.
It’s usually 3 with most providers (some might be less, but I’ve never seen more unless there’s no limit) IIRC. If they’re anything like Barclaycard, they’ll still be running on a very antiquated and buggy system though.
I’ve had instances in the past where I’ve tried to pay by card for the first time in a while and run into errors that I’ve hit the 3 limit, or my card is apparently different to last time.
I always wind up going back to paying by bank transfer.
I see. Didn’t know that was even a thing.
Anyone clear about the logic….?
Outdated logic. Costs them more to process than direct debit or bank transfer does.
Likely won’t change until we see some real fintech competition in the credit card space.
Banks have come so far, but our credit cards for the most part still feel like they’re stuck in the nineties!
I got this when I tried to pay with a different card. They said it is different from what they have on file. Again added on the debit card limit message
Not really much you can do then besides setting up a direct debit to cover the rest, or sending it via bank transfer.