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Barclay - Change to Visa Signature?

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Barclay - Change to Visa Signature?

Has anybody had any experience with Barclay changing your Visa to a Visa Signature card? I'm not even sure if they issue the Apple Rewards as a Siggy? Thanks in advance for any info!


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Re: Barclay - Change to Visa Signature?

From what I remember you'll have to app for a new card and make it past the $5000 threshold to get a signature version. But that was DPs from the Uber card not sure if it applies to their other ones.


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Re: Barclay - Change to Visa Signature?

In a variety of instances, although not as frequent, if a product receives an automatic CLI (not requested by the accountholder) and places it above a certain internal threshold, then it would get automatically upgraded to the Visa Signature or WMC/WEMC tier - depends on the product, though.

As far as requesting for the upgrade, it's unlikely to be fulfilled. The alternative, as mentioned above, is to reapply in the hopes of getting a SL that gets the VS tier.

That being said, I have yet to see an Apple Rewards VS. So, I'm not sure it really matters at the end of the day.
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Haven't seen an Apple card issued as Visa Signature to begin with, as as mentioned Barclay doesn't really do upgrades. Besides that, aren't they losing the Apple card soon anyway? To me it would be even less likely to get an upgrade because of that. Of course, if the card gets transitioned to another bank (as opposed to kept with Barclays and product changed - could go either way), that bank may let you upgrade to Visa Signature.

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I would not waste my time.  Barclays support is the stupidest support I have ever had to deal with. They either do not know what Visa Signature is, or they do not know they even offer it. Or they do not know what the requirement is, and they would have you app for a new same card instead. Clearly, YOU know more about the answers to your questions than they do.




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It is next to imposible from what I understand.

I got Visa Siggy on Uber because I was DENIED then called them.

They gave me small limit and I moved some from another card.

I told them I wanted to move whatever needed to make sure I got Siggy.

I got 3 different answers about Siggy...

.....Siggy is automatic from Visa based on your profile.

.....Siggy is only given after you spend $50k in a year.

.....Siggy is not available on this card.

LOL!  They really have no idea what the requirements are.

 

Pretty simple - you must START with a $5k card or higher.

I had a previous $2500 card that got a cli to $5000 and it was not upgraded.

I called and they said it was not an option.

 

GL!

 

 

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@Shooting-For-800 wrote:

It is next to imposible from what I understand.

I got Visa Siggy on Uber because I was DENIED then called them.

They gave me small limit and I moved some from another card.

I told them I wanted to move whatever needed to make sure I got Siggy.

I got 3 different answers about Siggy...

.....Siggy is automatic from Visa based on your profile.

.....Siggy is only given after you spend $50k in a year.

.....Siggy is not available on this card.

LOL!  They really have no idea what the requirements are.

 

Pretty simple - you must START with a $5k card or higher.

I had a previous $2500 card that got a cli to $5000 and it was not upgraded.

I called and they said it was not an option.

 

GL!

 

 


Pretty much my experience with the Uber Visa. I called about 4 or 5 different times. Even got a couple of supervisors on the line and they swore up and down there was no VS option available for the card. Clueless. 

After that, I gave up on trying to upgrade the card and on Barclays in general. 

 

I got $10k SL on Uber Visa, and the most idiotic rep told me to spend $25k to $30k on the card first, and then, they’d consider a review to upgrade my card. 🙄

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Re: Barclay - Change to Visa Signature?

today i noticed my barclay apple card got a cli from $4k to $7k but i guess i would be wasting my time trying to get a signature card





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@imaximous wrote:


Pretty much my experience with the Uber Visa. I called about 4 or 5 different times. Even got a couple of supervisors on the line and they swore up and down there was no VS option available for the card. Clueless. 

After that, I gave up on trying to upgrade the card and on Barclays in general. 

 

 


IMO, once is the most I would bother to call about a Signature "upgrade".   It is of almost no value (or actually no value) so calling 4 or 5 times seems way too much work for potential gain!   Unless you enjoy talking to CSRs that is...

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@longtimelurker wrote:

@imaximous wrote:


Pretty much my experience with the Uber Visa. I called about 4 or 5 different times. Even got a couple of supervisors on the line and they swore up and down there was no VS option available for the card. Clueless. 

After that, I gave up on trying to upgrade the card and on Barclays in general. 

 

 


IMO, once is the most I would bother to call about a Signature "upgrade".   It is of almost no value (or actually no value) so calling 4 or 5 times seems way too much work for potential gain!   Unless you enjoy talking to CSRs that is...


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