Barclaycard Take Over Egg Credit Cards

The Egg credit card brand has now been removed from the UK credit card market following the announcement that Barclaycard has  reached agreement with Egg’s owner Citi to purchase all of Egg’s 1.15 million credit card accounts.

egg Credit CardBarclaycard bought all the credit card accounts of customers of the Egg Card and Egg Money credit cards.

Barclaycard bought the credit card accounts but not the Egg brand and as a result all Egg’s existing credit card customers were moved over to Barclaycard after May 2011.

Barclaycard Egg

This news meant that Egg customers were no longer allowed to make a balance transfer to Barclaycard and other credit card customers were also unable to make a balance transfer to Egg.

The following popular 0% balance transfer credit cards will still accept a balance transfer from Egg or Barclaycard customers:-


Tesco Clubcard Balance TransferTesco Clubcard Balance Transfer

  • 0% on balance transfers for 35 months from account opening
  • 2.7% balance transfer fee
  • 0% on purchases for 3 months from account opening
  • Earn Clubcard points on your purchases
  • Representative 18.9 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 18.9% APR representative (variable). Based on a credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 18.9% p.a. (variable)
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Halifax Balance TransferHalifax Balance Transfer

  • 0% for up to 36 months from account opening on balance transfers
  • 2.49% balance transfer fee in first 90 days, 3% fee applies after 90 days
  • 0% for 6 months from account opening on purchases
  • Cover against online fraud when purchasing on the Internet
  • Representative 18.9 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 18.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an example credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 18.95% p.a. (variable). *The APR and length of the promotional offer are dependent on your personal circumstances
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Lloyds Platinum 28 MonthLloyds Platinum 28 Month

  • 0% interest for first 28 months on balances transferred within first 90 days
  • 1.5% balance transfer fee in first 90 days, 3% fee applies after 90 days
  • 0% interest on purchases for first 12 months after account is opened
  • Lloyds Clicksafe and Internet fraud protection
  • Representative 18.9 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 18.9% APR Representative (variable), based on credit limit of £1,200, purchase rate 18.94% p.a. (variable). Credit limits and interest rates will vary based on your individual circumstances
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NationwideNationwide

  • 0% on balance transfers for 26 months from account opening
  • 2.4% balance transfer fee, minimum £5
  • 0% on purchases for 3 months
  • Commission free allowance on purchases abroad (subject to terms)
  • Representative 17.9 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 17.9% APR Representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 17.9% p.a. (variable)
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Santander 123Santander 123

  • 0% interest on balance transfers for 23 month from date account opened
  • 0% balance transfer fee during introductory period
  • 0% interest on purchases for 23 month from date account opened
  • £24 Annual fee applies with up to 3% cashback on your everyday spending
  • Representative 16.5 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 0% p.a. on card purchases for 23 months followed by 12.7% p.a. variable on card purchases. This is equivalent to 16.5% APR representative variable based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200. Annual fee £24
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Bank of Scotland 28 Month Balance TransferBank of Scotland 28 Month Balance Transfer

  • 0% for 28 months on balance transfers from account opening
  • 1.5% balance transfer fee in first 90 days, 3% fee applies after 90 days
  • 0% for 12 months on purchases from account opening
  • Manage your card using Internet and Mobile Banking services
  • Representative 18.9 APR variable
  • Representative Example: 18.9% APR representative (variable). Based on borrowing £1,200 over 12 months and a purchase rate of 18.95% p.a. (variable). The APR is dependent on your personal circumstances
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Post Office PlatinumPost Office Platinum

  • 0% on balance transfers for 18 months
  • Initial 2.98% balance transfer fee reduced to 0% after refund
  • 0% on purchases for 3 months
  • No cash fee when you purchase Post Office Travel Money
  • Representative 17.8 APR variable
  • Representative Example: Purchase rate 17.8% p.a. (variable). This is equivalent to 17.8% APR representative (variable) based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200
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As a result of the Barclaycard purchase of Egg, the Egg Card is no longer available for applications from new credit card customers  The Egg card had previously offered a balance transfer offer of 0% until 1st May 2012 with a fee of 3% and a representative 17.9% APR variable.

Barclaycard have in previous years also taken over both the Goldfish and Morgan Stanley credit card businesses.

Today Balance Transfer Expert has:-

  • 0% balance transfers for up to 36 months with a 2.49% fee
  • 0% balance transfers for up to 28 months with a 1.5% fee
  • 0% balance transfers for up to 18 months with no fee

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