Cards - Abbey's market leading 5% cashback credit card - Credit cards - News - Moneyfacts


Cards - Abbey's market leading 5% cashback credit card

Cards - Abbey's market leading 5% cashback credit card

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 31/10/2008
First Published: 26/09/2007

This article was correct at the time of publication. It is now over 6 months old so the content may be out of date.

Abbey's new cashback credit card allows customers to claim 5% cashback on their first £1,000 spent at large supermarkets across the UK until the end of January. Because Abbey estimates the average household monthly spend in supermarkets is around £190, cardholders should be covered for almost five months worth of shopping.

How Abbey's deal works:

Supermarket spend per month:

Total cash back:











The good news is that the cashback offer applies to all of Abbey's credit cards and the cashback is paid monthly, so both new and existing customers can take advantage of the same deal. The card also offers 0% on balance transfers for 12 months, 0% on purchases for three months, and an APR of 15.9%.

Cashback cards are not suitable for all customers. Whilst you have three months of freedom before any interest is charged, if you can't pay off your balance in full each month then the 15.9% interest you pay will dwarf any amount of cashback earned at 5%. If you use the card to transfer a balance, then you should not use the card for further spending, as you could end up being charged again.

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

Related Articles

Top credit cards for Christmas spending

‘Tis (just about) the season to be jolly, but before all that festive fun begins, chances are you’ve got a bit more shopping to do. But, if you’re turning to credit to fund things, you’ll want to use cards that offer 0% interest deals on purchases.

Spooky reality of high balance transfer fees

Credit card debt is scary at any time of year. While most might assume that opting for the longest deal on offer would save them the most, our data shows some of the longest deals can actually work out to be the most expensive.

Reward credit cards that become ‘pointless’

If you regularly use cards to pay at the till, you may have considered opening a reward credit card to earn points every time you spend. However, not all of these cards are as rewarding as they may seem…