Barclays Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

The Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite Mastercard is a good card for travel, with an $89 annual fee that’s waived for the first year.

Cardholders get 2X miles per dollar spent on every purchase, a 0% intro APR for balance transfers, and a variety of World Elite Mastercard benefits.

There’s also a signup offer of 60,000 bonus miles for paying the annual fee and spending $5,000 in the first 90 days after account opening. That would be worth $600 when redeemed, providing a 12% return on your spending.

Update: Barclays has released a newer offer in its line of Arrival cards, the Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard (Review). It’s more expensive, at $150, but it comes with perks like airport lounge access.

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  • Rewards
    • 2X miles per dollar spent on all purchases
    • Get 5% of your miles back when you redeem
  • Signup Bonus Earn 60,000 bonus miles after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 90 days and pay the annual fee; enough to redeem a $600 travel statement credit
  • Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature & Chip-and-PIN
  • Foreign Transaction Fee 0%
  • Intro Balance Transfer APR 0% for 12 months (on balance transfers made within 45 days of account opening)
  • Regular Balance Transfer APR 17.74%, 21.74% or 24.74% Variable
  • Cash Advance APR 26.49% Variable
  • Penalty APR See Terms
  • Late Fee Up to $37
  • Returned Payment Fee Up to $37

Card Benefits

Check your card's Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them. Learn more about credit card benefits here.

Perks

  • Mastercard World Elite Concierge Services

    Like having your own personal assistant, call for non-emergency help in all sorts of situations.

  • Mastercard World Elite Luxury Travel Services

    Includes access to special vacation packages, travel planning, and hotel deals.

  • Barclaycard Travel Community

    A place to share travel stories and advice, as well as earn miles for certain community activities.

  • Free FICO® Credit Score

    Access your FICO score online at any time, for free.

Security

  • Fraud Protection

    You will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of your card.

Shopping

  • Purchase Protection

    Provides coverage for 90 days against theft and damage.

  • Extended Warranty Protection

    Extends a manufacturer’s warranty by 1 year, for warranties of 3 years or less.

Travel

  • Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption Insurance

    If a trip is disrupted for an eligible reason, provides reimbursement for non-refundable costs. Eligible reasons include severe weather and sickness.

  • Travel Accident Insurance

    Covers you and your family in the case of accident when you use your card to purchase common carrier tickets.

  • Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver

    Provides coverage against theft and collision, as long as the car rental company’s own insurance is declined.

  • Baggage Delay Insurance

    Reimbursement on eligible items in the event of a baggage delay.

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 2 reviews
by MB
Is pin and chip

The Barclaycard Arrival Plus card will function as a chip and pin card if the merchant's terminal is set up to accept a pin. Otherwise it will function as chip and signature. I just checked with Barclaycard to be sure.

by Thomas Hallen
Not a true pin an chip

This is not a true pin a chip card. You still have to sign everywhere you use it and it is only at unmanned gas stations that it requires a pin. A true pin and chip card no longer require signature

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