Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® Reviews

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Application Process

4 out of 5 stars

Customer Service

4 out of 5 stars

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Card Details

  • Balance Transfer Intro APR 0%* intro for 15 Months on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening
  • Balance Transfer Regular APR 15.74%, 20.74% or 25.74%* Variable
  • Annual Fee $0
  • Purchase Intro APR 0% for 15 Months
  • Purchase Regular APR 15.74%, 20.74% or 25.74%* Variable

Our Take

The Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® is a straightforward, solid cash back card.

What to Like

The Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard® offers rewards with no annual fee. Cardholders can earn 1.5% cash back on every purchase and the rewards don’t expire as long as you keep your account open, active and in good standing. Cardholders could also earn a one-time $200 rewards bonus after spending $1000 in purchases in the first 90 days.

Look Out For

This card includes both balance transfer and foreign transaction fees. There are also late payment fees up to $37.


Most Helpful Positive Review

Nov 14, 2016
Persistence is key - thank you!
RMGR Cardholder

I applied for this card (credit karma says I had a poor chance - scores range from about 640-650 & I already have a barclay rewards card with a $500 limit) and got a message stating my application is being processed and I will hear from them in 7-10 business days. I immediately called the reconsideration line to see if I can provide any further information to help them make their decision. The customer service agent was extremely polite and asked me several questions on my credit report (old charge offs, recent inquiries). Long story short, she said the application would have to be denied due to all of my recent inquiries in the last 3 months (about 5) but since I already have an account with them, to continue making payments and try back in a couple of months. I let a day go by and I said "what the heck? I'm going to call them again" the agent I spoke with this time was concerned with my old charge offs, I explained to him that they were very old and in recent years I've had a clean credit profile and BAM! I was reconsidered and approved for $1000! All in all, if you are persistent and honest with them about your credit profile, you may find someone who believes in your credit worthiness. Thank you Barclay! 

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Most Helpful Negative Review

May 20, 2016
Trash card
wendell5050 Cardholder

This card is a crap card. Barclay reports every purchase you make to the credit bureaus and keeps it as a balance owed even way before your payment is do. The way they report all the purchases as balances caused my credit score to drop and even after I paid the whole $1,300 off 3 weeks before it was due Barclay still kept reporting it as a balance to the credit bureaus until the following month. I think Barclay needs to put money on their books thats why they do their accounting like this. This card is not for people with good credit I would not recommend Barclay to anybody, they suck!...

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These reviews were written by current and former cardholders in the last year.

May 12, 2017
cleopuma Cardholder

Not the greatest card. 1 and 1/2 percent cash back, but you start out with a very low credit limit. I started out with a 500.00 limit. Now after 2 years of havig the card, my limit is only 1,700.00. My other CapOne card, which I got about 3 mos after this one, has a 4500.00 limit,. 

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May 02, 2017
Great credit builder
Kcooney57 Cardholder

I've had this card for only a year with a $500 limit and used it only for fuel/gas purchases and paid balance each month. Just received a notice my credit limit has been increased to $1400. Helps my credit score!

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Apr 11, 2017
Pretty nice overall card
rucker1971 Cardholder

I'm new to credit cards but so far a good card. I will update my review in a few months.

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Apr 03, 2017
decent card
etacatinae11 Cardholder

after several years applying for differnt barclay cards and being rejected i gave up then i get a letter from them a few weeks letter saying i was preapproved for this card. so gave it another try and applied and was approved for $5000.00 CL . the funny thing about it my credit score was higher all the years i was rejected then now...but is still decent with all scores above 700. this card is with par with my chase and capital one card with 1.5 back in cash. i also like their easy to use website.

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Mar 20, 2017
credit score killer
whoppingLlama Cardholder

After maintaining a perfect payment history for over a year and a low usage percentage they lowered my credit line by $3500 and bringing my usage to almost 100% which hit my credit score very hard.  I will be paying them off and not using again.  While my other credit companies are increasing my lines regularly, they did the opposite.  Would never suggest using this bank as a way to build credit.

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Mar 17, 2017
Whitegirl66 Cardholder

Approval was easy and the card was mailed to be low percentage rate 13.4. Great Safety net card

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Mar 02, 2017
good approval odds, straightfoward card
boahchen Cardholder

tu 708, ex 682, 9 recent hard inquiries in 6 minths, poor approval odds. Still approved with 3500 cl, oh, mama. The bank must be crazy, so I am excited to ready to use this crazy card. The only cons is the min of 50$ cash rewards redeem line.

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Feb 13, 2017
Easy approval

I applied today with a 678 TU and 655 EQ. Credit Karma said my chances were "poor" but I applied anyway knowing that Barclays only pulls your TU report (my Experian is 621). I got the usual "we need more time to review your application" spiel. I waited about an hour and talked to their credit department. They asked me a few questions and said they could start me off with a $1000 credit line. I'm very happy with the results. Glad I applied. I had two chargeoffs back in 2012 and 2013 that I paid off but have been good with my credit since then. He understood and gave me a chance. 

Looking forward to the rewards!

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Jan 05, 2017
Anonymous Cardholder

In an effort to build my credit after a nasty divorice.I applied for this credit card, was approved quickly . Yes i was surprised but very thankful.

Works great, little high interest rate but that is understandably ( for now).

I paid on time and with out notice I got a limit increase.

great card,

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Jan 10, 2017

How long when you got the increase I have made all my payment on time for 6 months

Jan 05, 2017
Cash back $$$
cpkidd09 Cardholder

Was approved with 679 fico Transunion scoring model 8. $3700 line. I've had the iTunes visa for about five years now, I also applied for the Barclay arrival plus card and was instantly approved for both on the same day. 

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Barclaycard CashForward™ World Mastercard®

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