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Competition in the credit card market heated up this week, as Barclaycard unveiled its latest market-leading balance transfer card.
Offering cardholders 0% on balance transfers for 28 months, the longest period ever seen in the market, the Platinum 28 Month Balance Transfer Visa has a representative variable APR of 18.9% and charges a balance transfer fee of 3.50%.
Embracing the latest card user technology, the card also allows customers to make contactless purchases up to £20.
Balance transfer periods have steadily grown over recent years, with card providers fiercely jostling for the top spot in the market.
Research from Moneyfacts.co.uk reveals that just two years ago the longest transfer period offered with the Barclaycard Platinum Extended Balance Transfer Visa allowed customers to transfer credit interest free for 24 months.
In 2010, the longest balance transfer period was just 16 months, offered on the Clydesdale Bank Gold MasterCard.
Intro Balance Transfer Fee
Barclaycard Platinum 28 Month Balance Transfer Visa
28 months from date of card issue
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