Those looking to switch a credit card balance will find fewer cards offering the best long term 0% transfer offers. Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Virgin Money and Sainsbury’s Bank have all cut the length of their balance transfer deals in recent weeks.
Virgin Money has made some of the steepest cuts to the balance transfer terms across three of its credit cards. The Virgin Money All Round Credit Cards at 20 and 23 months have reduced by five months, while the 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card at 24 months has reduced to 16 months. Virgin Money still has a 27 Month Balance Transfer Credit Card available with a low transfer fee of 1.45%.
Lloyds Bank and Halifax have reduced their credit 0% balance transfer offers by two months from 20 months to 18 months. Sainsbury Bank continues to be a consistent provider of long term 0% balance transfer deals, even after the Bank reduced its Balance Transfer Credit Card by two months to 26 months, and their Low Balance Transfer Fee Credit Card by one month to 25 months.
Those looking for a balance transfer card with zero fees to transfer can find the longest deal from Santander All in One Credit Card. This credit card offers a 0% balance transfer period of 26 months.