Written on: 31/07/2010
I wished to use my Barclays Connect card for £3000 purchase and was informed by my Barclays branch to ring card services prior to my purchase.Card services tell me they have no provision to mark their files about a planned purchase and if it is declined (most likely as it is out of the norm for me) to ring them at the time of the transaction.As I was on hold for some time to obtain this answer I do not think I wish to be embarassed further.Wake up Barclays and make some provision for these... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2010
I DON'T HAVE MUCH CONFIDENCE IN USING MY BARCLAYS DEBIT CARD AS ON 2 OCCASIONS WHEN I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO USE IT FOR LARGER AMOUNTS OF BETWEEN £3,000/£4,000 THE PAYMENT HAS NOT BEEN AUTHORISED. ON BOTH OCCASIONS THERE WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH FUNDS IN MY ACCOUNT AND WHEN I CALLED IN MY BRANCH FOR AN EXPLANATION, NO SATISFACTORY REASON WAS GIVEN. I'M WANTING TO USE IT THIS WEEK TO PAY FOR A VEHICLE (£14,000) BUT DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE MONEY IS IN MY ACCOUNT I CAN'T HELP FEELING I'LL BE... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2008
I really just think this is a great card, I never have had any problems from all the time i have used it. (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2008
The card is reliable (so far didn't have any problem with it). Although in my opinion, the fee charged to have a Visa Debit Card from Barclays is ridiculous. It doesn't make sense that to be a Visa Debit Card from Barclays is more expensive (yearly) then to be holder of a Credit Card from other issuer. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2007 by andrew kenny (1 review written)
I have applied several times for a Barclays debit card.
I do not have any debt history. Why is Barclays not co-operating.
I have a job and I have run the account for almost 2 years. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2005 by GarryF (34 reviews written)
I frequently travel around the world and rely on my Barclays Debit card. I often pay hotel bills and other large ammounts on it. When I bought my wife a 30th anniversary gift last Christmas my card was refused. The retailer was asked to check my passport and any other ID. They were all checked out OK. Still refused. No explanation. All staff turn their backs on you to save your embarassment. You retire to die of shame. On returning home from the U.S. Barclays told me this was OK and was... (read more)