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Barclays credit Good or bad ??

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Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??

My experience with Barclays has been pretty good so far.  Back in April of last year, I opened a US airways card in the midst of 12 card app spree.  They never lowered my limit or closed the account as I proceeded to open another 8 after that.  I ended up closing the US Airways card myself  about 3 months ago..  Earlier this month I opened another Barclays card,  the Hawaiin Airlines World Elite MC, and they gave me a 19k limit. 

Scores: EQ 796, EX 790, TU 807
Personal and Business Cards: 26 with 705k
High Limit Cards: CSP 50k | BoA Cash 80k | NFCU flagship 60k | Penfed Rewards 50k | Aviator Silver 52k
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Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??

I've been happy with my Barclaycard Ring so far. The APR is great, the customer service is great, and I haven't experienced any flakiness with them such as shutting off my card for fraud and/or nuking my accounts for opening new accounts after them. My account with them is approximately 7 months old with them, and I opened 4 accounts after getting their card, and I closed 3 cards.

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$15000 ........... $12500 ............ $11750 ............ $10000 ........... $9400 ............ $5000 ............. $5000
In the Garden until at least November 2015
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Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??

I just got my first card with Barclays, their Williams-Sonoma Visa card.

 

No complaints thus far.

Their fraud alert systems are great to the max as I had to call them twice to clear things up, which is good-!!!

 

I believe, Barclays has a ''happily ever after''.Smiley Very Happy

 

Capital One QS1, Capital One Journey, Williams-Sonoma Visa, Amex Travelocity, Chase Slate, Amex SPG, Amex Blue Sky, Bank of America Travel Rewards, JCPenney...and more ( Holy Spirit rocks-!! ) TU-Fico-777
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Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??


JoshuaHolySpirit wrote:

I just got my first card with Barclays, their Williams-Sonoma Visa card.

 

No complaints thus far.

Their fraud alert systems are great to the max as I had to call them twice to clear things up, which is good-!!!

 

I believe, Barclays has a ''happily ever after''.Smiley Very Happy

 


I'm waiting on my Sallie Mae card to get here. I'm chomping at the bit to start swiping. Smiley Very Happy

March 2014: EX 693 I EQ 672 I TU 694
September 2014: EX 721 I EQ 741 I TU 742
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Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??


Brian_Trying_700 wrote:

What is a Barclays credit card. I see that a lot of folks here have them. Is Barclays like a Amex or Discover card ?


I had never heard of them until last year.

I got an app in the mail, applied on line and got approved for $4500 immediately. Very shortly after they gave me a CLI to $7500 without my asking.

15 month 0%APR and a free FICO to boot. and 2% cash back on groceries, gas and utility bills which includes my cell bill and Roadrunner.

So far Ive got nothing bad to say about Barclay.

TU FICO average 819
Regular Contributor

Re: Barclays credit Good or bad ??

I am very interested in getting the Best Western Rewards Mastercard and the Choice Hotels Rewards Visa from Barclay's as I plan to do a lot of traveling this summer with my family. Is it better to apply online through the hotel website or call on the phone. I have been sent email invitations to apply for the Choice Visa, I don't remember about the Best Western. I would prefer the Best Western first because I would get more benefit in my normal travel.