£5000 Balance Transfer

A £5000 balance transfer is when a customer transfers a balance of £5000 from one credit card to another credit card. The new balance transfer card will often have a 0% interest rate for an introductory period. This 0% rate on the new card, can allow the customer to save money by paying less interest.

Who can make a £5000 balance transfer in the UK? Which UK credit cards are the most suitable for a balance transfer of £5000?

£5000 Balance Transfer

Many customers will look for a new credit card with a £5000 limit in order to make a £5000 balance transfer.

To make a £5000 balance transfer to a new 0% credit card there are two things that must happen first :-

  • A customer has to apply for and then be accepted for a new 0% balance transfer credit card
  • The credit limit for that new 0% balance transfer credit card needs to be higher than £5000
£5000 Balance Transfer

A customer actually needs a £5000 credit card limit, or higher, on their new balance transfer credit card. This is because all of the credit card companies have a limit, on how much of the customer’s overall credit limit can be used for a balance transfer.

This balance transfer limit is usually set at 90% or 95% of the overall credit limit. Details of these balance transfer percentage limits for popular credit cards can be found on our maximum balance transfer page.

£5000 Balance Transfer Credit Card

A credit card with a £5000 credit card limit is no longer as easy to get in the UK currently. Credit cards with £5000 limits were more common in the years before the banking credit crisis began.

In general, recently the credit card companies have tended to be less generous with their initial credit card limits.

However all of the following 0% balance transfer credit cards do tend to be more generous than many other cards with their credit limits.

As a result, all of these featured credit cards are more likely to be suitable for a £5000 balance transfer :-


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Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for up to 28 months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.95%
Purchases:
0% for 3 months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

TSB Platinum Balance Transfer
  • 0% interest for up to 28 months on balances transferred within first 90 days
  • 2.95% balance transfer fee during first 90 days, 3% fee applies afer 90 days
  • 0% interest for the first 3 months on purchases
  • Internet fraud protection and Clicksafe
  • Apple Pay and Android Pay
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

TSB Platinum Balance Transfer
  • You are an existing TSB customer
  • You are not currently declared bankrupt, have CCJs or subject to IVA
  • You have a good credit rating and regular income
  • You are a UK resident
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Representative Example: 19.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 19.95% p.a. (variable)
No balance transfers allowed to this card from TSB credit cards

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 28 months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.75%
Purchases:
0% for 3 months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

NatWest Longer Balance Transfer
  • 0% on balance transfers for 28 months from account opening
  • 2.75% balance transfer fee
  • 0% on purchases for first 3 months from account opening
  • Lock and unlock your credit card in app
  • Manage your card 24/7 online and by telephone banking
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

NatWest Longer Balance Transfer
  • You are a NatWest customer
  • You are a UK resident
  • You are earning at least £10,000 per year
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Only available to customers who have a current account, savings account, credit card or mortgage with NatWest
Representative Example: 19.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 19.9% p.a. (variable)
No balance transfers allowed to this card from NatWest, RBS or Ulster Bank credit cards

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for up to 20 months
Balance Transfer Fee:
3%
Purchases:
0% for up to 20 months
Representative APR:
20.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Sainsbury’s Dual Offer
  • 0% interest on balance transfers for up to 20 months
  • 3% balance transfer fee, minimum £3 on transfers made at application
  • 0% interest on purchases for up to 20 months
  • Collect 2 Nectar points per £1 spent on Sainsbury's shopping and fuel
  • Collect 1 Nectar point for every £5 spent on your card elsewhere
  • Online account management
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

Sainsbury’s Dual Offer
  • You have a permanent UK address
  • You have not been declined for credit in the last month
  • You do not have a history of bad credit
  • You are aged 18 or over
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To apply for a credit card you must be a Nectar member and should have been one for at least 6 months
Representative Example: 20.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 20.95% p.a. (variable)
No balance transfers allowed to this card from Sainsbury’s credit cards

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for up to 20 months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.95%
Purchases:
0% for up to 20 months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
More Information

Card Details

TSB Platinum Purchase
  • 0% interest for up to the first 20 months on balances transferred within first 90 days
  • 2.95% balance transfer fee during first 90 days, 3% fee applies afer 90 days
  • 0% interest on purchases for up to the first 20 months
  • Internet fraud protection and Clicksafe
  • Online card servicing
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

TSB Platinum Purchase
  • You are an existing TSB customer
  • You are not currently declared bankrupt, have CCJs or subject to IVA
  • You have a good credit rating and regular income
  • You are a UK resident
  • You are aged 18 or over
More Information
Representative Example: 19.9% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 19.95% p.a. (variable)
No balance transfers allowed to this card from TSB credit cards

Customers looking to make a £5000 balance transfer are likely to be more successful in obtaining a new credit card with a £5000 limit if they have :-

  • A very good credit rating
  • No recent history of bad debt or missed payments
  • An annual income of at least £20,000 per year
  • A low ratio of outstanding credit card or loan debt in comparison with their annual salary

£5000 balance transfer credit cards are equally suitable on both Mastercard and Visa credit credit cards.

The choice of Visa or Mastercard is only dependent on which payment network the credit card company has chosen to work with for that credit card. A £5000 credit card limit is just as possible on either type of card, depending on the customer’s credit history.


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