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The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
Represent­ative APR (variable) Purchase interest p.a. Cash withdrawal APR Annual card fee
The interest rate for borrowing that at least 51% of the customers accepted will pay.
The annual interest rate you'll pay on new purchases.
The interest rate you'll pay on cash you withdraw from an ATM.
The fee you'll pay for having the card each year, if any.
36.2% APR 19.9% 27.9% £75
  1. This credit card has a high representative APR of 20% or more so borrowing with this card is expensive compared to others.
  2. This credit card has a high annual fee of more than £25, making it more expensive to use overall than others with the same APR.

Reward scheme details

Earn 10,000 Starpoints bonus when you spend over £1,000 in your first three months of card membership. Earn 1 Starpoint for every £1 spent. Automatic enrolment into the Starwood Preferred Guest program. Travel and shopping protection.

Representative Example
Assumed borrowing of £1,200 for 1 year, at a Purchase Rate of 19.9% (variable), with a £75 annual fee, representative 36.2% APR (variable). Credit available subject to status.

Customer satisfaction scorecard:

How do we work this out?
Keeping you up to date with new deals Transparency of charges / penalties Online account management Customer service Overall customer score
n/a n/a n/a

Not rated

n/a = sample size is too small.

We have not been able to rate this provider as our customer satisfaction survey didn't generate a big enough sample of its customers but we aim to rate as many providers as possible

Eligibility to open an account

Can be used for building credit rating No
Minimum income required to open account Not provided
Opening account is by invitation only No
Account is for existing customers only No
Further notes about eligibility N/A
Minimum age to open an account 18

Intro balance transfers

Rate period 0 months
Annual interest N/A
Fee N/A
Fee min N/A
Fee max N/A
Limit period days N/A

Intro purchases

Rate period 0 months
Annual interest N/A

Standard balance transfers

Annual interest 19.9%
Fee 3.0%
Fee min N/A
Fee max N/A

Standard purchases

Annual interest 19.9%

Standard cash

Annual interest 27.9%

Other features

Repayment details

Maximum interest free days (purchases) 56
Days to pay 25
Monthly payment min % 2.0%
Monthly payment min £ £25

Card charges

Returned payment fee £12
Late payment £12
If you exceed credit limit £12

Foreign usage

Foreign usage fee (Europe) 2.99%
Foreign usage fee (worldwide) 2.99%

Cash withdrawal fees

Charges for cash withdrawals Yes
Cash withdrawal percent 3.0%
Minimum charge £3

Available to manage

Online Yes
Branch No
Telephone Yes

Reward schemes

Reward is charity donation No
Reward is cash back No
Reward is Airmiles No
Reward is points Yes
Reward is vouchers No
Reward is travel No
Reward is Avios No
Reward is discount No

Repayment note

If you do not pay the total outstanding balance in full by the payment due date, the amount you pay will be allocated to higher interest rate balances before lower interest rate balances. Where fees and charges are payable, your payment will be allocated to the interest rate applicable to these fees and charges relating to any higher interest rates first.