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Product focus: Cashback cards

Product focus: Cashback cards

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 14/12/2012
First Published: 31/10/2011

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The weeks leading up to Christmas can be an expensive time, with the cost of gifts and food adding up.

Credit cards offering a cash-back facility are popular with some borrowers, as they offer a 'reward' in return for spending.

Here is a selection of some of the current best cash-back cards in the market at present.

Capital One World MasterCard

  • This card offers 5% cash-back on all purchases for the initial 99 days.
  • After the initial period, the cash-back applies as follows: 0.5% cash-back on all subsequent purchases up to the next £5999.99, 1% on all purchases from £6,000 to £9999.99 and 1.25% on all purchases from £10,000.
  • The card has a representative APR rate of 19.9% and an interest free period of 45 days' for all purchases. Cardholders must have a minimum income of £20,000.

American Express Platinum Cashback Amex

  • American Express Platinum Cashback cardholders will receive cash-back of 1.25%.
  • The cash-back doubles to 2.5% during the first three months and the anniversary month of taking out the card.
  • The card offers 0% on purchases for the first six months.
  • Cardholders must have a minimum income of £30,000.

Santander 123 Cashback Credit Card

  • The 123 Cashback Card from Santander offers customers a variety of cash-back rates depending on where they spend.

  • Cash-back of 1% is offered for spending at supermarkets including Tesco, Asda and Waitrose.

  • 2% cash-back applies to customers shopping at various department stores, while those filling up their cars at major petrol stations across the UK will receive 3% cash-back.

  • This card has a representative APR of 22.8% and offers 0% on purchases for the first six months cardholders must have a minimum income of £7,500.

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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 Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.