The credit card offered by Barclays online featured a number of rewards. I contacted customer service with some questions and discovered that the rewards were quite misleading... not at all as advertised. It took about an hour on the phone before the situation was finally made clear to me. All of this is an indication that this institution is not functioning optimally. I would recommend steering clear of Barclays.
I tried to pay a bill using my money and Barclay's held onto my money for more than a week. Why is it that banks can hold onto deposits for unreasonable periods of time when they are under $10,000 and are electronic transfers? What possible reason can they have to withhold money from me for longer than 3 business days? So not only could I not pay the bill, Barclay's charged me for "insufficient funds", and held my funds frozen so I couldn't take them out and pay them through my other bank.
Barclays [Redacted] London....ATM ate my card...not a great way to start a vacation.......went inside bank to ask for help and my new 2 best friends, thankfully were working that day...M. Hunter and H. Shah, saved the day for me, they contacted Bank of America, explained the problem, and after some time help came...they were so polite and sensitive to this slightly dazed woman....Barclays should be very proud of these fine employees, will definitely stop in the say hello next time I am in London, and Barclays is my bank while there