Can You Balance Transfer Store Cards?

Can you balance transfer store cards? An Argos card balance transfer or Next store card balance transfer, for example

We have recently seen an increasing number of people looking for answers on the topic of can you balance transfer a store card?

Can You Balance Transfer Store Cards?

So can you balance transfer store cards? And if so, how do you balance transfer store cards?

The answer is yes, you can balance transfer store cards. This applies to store cards from almost all of of the main UK retailers.

To make a balance transfer from any store card, you simply need to follow the same procedure as when making a balance transfer from a credit card.

Argos Card Balance Transfer

Can you balance transfer an Argos card, for example.

The Argos card is one of the most popular store cards. You may be able make a balance transfer from an Argos card to a UK credit card.

You will need to provide the 16 digit card number of the store card you are transferring the balance from. This 16 digit card number is the long number on the front of the store card. Older Argos store cards have a 19 digit card number and these cards cannot make a balance transfer online.

To make the balance transfer you will also need to provide the name of the store card e.g. Argos, for example and the amount of the balance you want to transfer.

Many balance transfer requests are made during the application process for a new UK credit card.

Store cards very often charge more than 29.9% APR interest on any outstanding purchases. Some of the most popular UK credit cards offer 0% interest on balance transfers for an introductory period of time.

As a result, a balance transfer from a store card to a credit card offering 0% on balance transfers for this introductory period, can offer store card customers large savings on interest payments.

All of the following popular featured UK credit cards will accept a balance transfer from a store card :-


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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 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:
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
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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 26 Month
Balance Transfer Fee:
0%
Purchases:
0% for 26 months
Representative APR:
21.7% APR (variable)
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Card Details

Santander All in One
  • 0% interest on balance transfers for 26 month from date account opened
  • 0% balance transfer fee
  • 0% interest on purchases for 26 month from date account opened
  • 0.5% cashback on all of your purchases
  • No foreign transaction fee on purchases made abroad in local currency
  • Cashback through Retailer Offers
  • Monthly Fee: £3
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Application Criteria

Santander All in One
  • You are a permanent UK resident
  • You have a good credit history with no history of bad credit
  • You have an income of £7,500 per year or more
  • You are at least 18 years of age
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Monthly fee of £3 payable
Representative Example: 21.7% APR representative (variable). Based on an assumed credit limit of £1,200 and a purchase rate of 15.9% p.a. (variable) with a monthly fee of £3 payable
No balance transfers allowed to this card from Santander credit cards

Next Store Card Balance Transfer

Like the Argos card above, you can also make a Next store card balance transfer.

Making a Next store card balance transfer request is often made when applying for a new credit card. You simply need to provide the 16 digit card number from the front of the Next store card.

To make the Next store card balance transfer you will also need to provide the name of the store card e.g. Next, as well as the amount of the balance you want to transfer.

A balance transfer fee will be payable in most cases when you balance transfer store cards. This fee is paid to the card company that you transfer the store card balance to. There is no fee charged by the Next store card when a customer makes a balance transfer.

Store cards, differ from credit cards, in that store cards allow a customers to make a purchase in one specific brand of stores and then pay later. With a credit card however, a customer can make a purchase in any retailer using the card and then pay later.

It makes no difference whether you make store card balance transfer to a Visa or MasterCard credit card, both payment networks cards are accepted in millions of locations around the world.


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