Card Schemes Should Be Clearer

Published: 8/26/2010

Sainsburys Bank would like credit card deals made easier to understand to help customers find the best option to suit them.

A study carried out by Sainsburys Bank found that over half of credit card holders have access to a reward scheme, though less than a quarter of them have actually claimed any of the rewards. This figure is made worse when it is considered that the number of credit cards offering rewards has gone up to 190, from just over 120 three years ago.

The people who responded to the Sainsburys Bank survey gave the main reason for not claiming rewards on their credit cards as it just not being worth it. Over 40 percent of people claimed that the effort needed to get the reward simply was not worth it.