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For those who've had past credit problems, Capital One's Balance card provides a rare lifeline – even if you've had past defaults or CCJs. The 0% on balance transfers only lasts for six months, so treat it as an opportunity to shift debt short-term, giving you a respite from interest which you should use to clear the card, if you can.
What's 'pre-approval'? Capital One has now provided info so we can tell many people they've a 100% chance of getting that exact deal (subject to passing its ID & fraud check). There's no impact on your credit score, though of course if you then apply, that marks your file.
- After the 0%, the rate jumps to a huge 34.9% interest so clear it by then or transfer again.
- Credit limits are low, ranging from £200 to £1,500.
- You still have to pass a credit check and CCJs or defaults must be more than a year old.
- Always pay at least the minimum monthly repayment, or you'll lose the 0% deal.
- Don't spend/withdraw cash on this card. It usually isn't at the cheap rate and cash withdrawals hit your credit file.
- Balance transfer length & fee: 6 months 0%, 3% fee
- Min payment: Greater of 1% of balance plus interest, or £5 | Min balance transfer amount: £50
- Min income: N/A | Card issuer: Mastercard | 0% Balance transfer time limit: N/A
A nonsense piece of regulation means we have to tell you if you were to spend £1,200 at an annual interest rate of 34.9% (variable) your Representative APR would be 34.9% (variable).
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