Can I Make Multiple Balance Transfers?

Can you make multiple balance transfers?

Multiple balance transfers usually occur in one of two different ways :-

  • You could be looking to make multiple balance transfers from several different existing credit cards onto one new 0% balance transfer credit card
  • Alternatively you could be planning to make repeated multiple balance transfers from one card to another at the end of each introductory balance transfer period.

Multiple Balance Transfers From Several Different Cards

Multiple Balance TransfersIf you currently have several different credit cards all with an outstanding balance on them, then it is possible and indeed quite common, to apply for a balance transfer credit card and make multiple balance transfers on to this new credit card.

The process for making multiple balance transfers is quite simple. You apply to make a balance transfer as normal, either online or by telephoning the customer services number of your new credit card company. Then you simply provide the details for each existing card in turn, with the amounts you wish to transfer. For further details see our guide on how you transfer a balance from one credit card to another.

There are three issues to be aware of when you making multiple balance transfers in this way:-

  • You will need to be given a large enough credit limit on the new card to allow you to make all the balance transfers. If your new credit limit is not high enough then you will not be able to transfer all of the outstanding balances.
  • You will need to pay a balance transfer fee for each balance transfer that you make. This fee should not be any higher than if you were transferring one large amount unless you are transferring very small amounts in which case the minimum balance transfer fee may cost you slightly more.
  • Finally and most importantly, you will need to find a new credit card that is not issued by any of your existing credit card companies. This  is because you can not transfer a balance between cards issued by the same company. Use our compare balance transfer credit card page to avoid this issue by selecting your existing cards.

Multiple Balance Transfers From One Card To Another

If you have previously done a balance transfer and your introductory balance transfer period is about to come to an end then it is possible to repeat your balance transfer again to a new credit card so effectively making multiple balance transfers.

In this instance of course you are reliant on being approved for a new credit card each time that you need to transfer the balance. Given the recent credit crisis and the increased difficulty over the past couple of years of being approved for a new credit card, you should not automatically assume that you can transfer a balance for ever.

Some of the most popular featured 0% balance transfer credit cards include all of the following :-

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 28 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
0.99%
Purchases:
0% for 6 Months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

M&S Transfer Plus*
  • 0% for 28 months on balance transfers made within 90 days of account opening
  • 0.99% balance transfer fee, minimum £5
  • 0% on purchases for 6 months from account opening
  • Collect M&S points every time you shop anywhere in the world with your card
  • Preferential rates when you use your card to order M&S Travel Money
  • Manage account online
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

M&S Transfer Plus*
  • You are a UK resident
  • You have a UK bank or building society account
  • You are aged 18 or over
  • You have not held a credit card with M&S Bank within previous 12 months
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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 19.9% p.a. (variable)

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 12 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
0%
Purchases:
0% for 12 Months
Representative APR:
17.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Nationwide Credit Card just for Nationwide members*
  • 0% on balance transfers for 12 months from account opening
  • 0% balance transfer fee within first 3 months, 2.4% fee applies after, minimum £5
  • 0% on purchases for 12 months from account opening
  • Commission free allowance on purchases abroad (subject to terms)
  • Manage account online
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

Nationwide Credit Card just for Nationwide members*
  • Our credit cards are just for members. Youre a member when you have a current account, mortgage or savings account with us
  • You have been living in the UK for the last 12 months
  • You have a gross income each year of more than £5000
  • You have a good credit history
  • You are aged 18 or over
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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)

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 12 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
3%
Purchases:
No offer
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Asda Cashback*
  • 0% on balance transfers for 12 months
  • 3% balance transfer fee, minimum £3
  • 0% for 6 months on purchases of £200 or more at George.com
  • 1% cashback on your Asda shopping online and instore
  • 1% cashback at Asda Living, Asda petrol stations and George.com
  • 0.2% cashback everywhere else
  • Annual Fee: None
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Application Criteria

Asda Cashback*
  • You are a permanent UK resident
  • You have a UK bank or building society account
  • You are able to provide at least one telephone number
  • You have a regular source of income
  • You are aged 18 or over
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Unlimited cashback vouchers - 1% at Asda plus 0.2% everywhere else
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)

Card Offers

Balance Transfers:
0% for 20 Months
Balance Transfer Fee:
2.9%
Purchases:
0% for 20 Months
Representative APR:
19.9% APR (variable)
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Card Details

M&S Shopping Plus*
  • 0% for 20 months on balance transfers made within 90 days of account opening
  • 2.9% balance transfer fee, minimum £5
  • 0% on purchases for 20 months from account opening
  • Collect M&S points every time you shop anywhere in the world with your card
  • Preferential rates when you use your card to order M&S Travel Money
  • Manage account online
  • Annual Fee: None
More Information

Application Criteria

M&S Shopping Plus*
  • You are a UK resident
  • You have a UK bank or building society account
  • You are aged 18 or over
  • You have not held a credit card with M&S Bank within previous 12 months
More Information
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)

We would always advise that you do make meaningful repayments of your outstanding balance every month so that you are not caught with a high outstanding balance and no method to transfer it.


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