Social credit card from Barclaycard lets users set terms

March 17, 2012, Written By Lynn Oldshue

The Barclaycard Ring MasterCard has no traditional rewards program but carries an 8 percent interest rate for all balances — well below the average rate of 14.25 percent, according to Late fees are up to $26 (the amount of the fee varies by state). Chief Executive Bill Hardekopf said those terms are generally reserved for consumers with the most pristine credit histories. It remains to be seen who can actually qualify for the credit card, though Wilmore said it is targeted at consumers who carry a balance. The card’s Web site encourages interested customers to “request an invitation.”

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The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 17, 2012. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.

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Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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