Barclaycard Customers may now enjoy free Uber rides

  • Payments
  • 14.03.2017 12:15 pm

Barclaycard and Uber came to a new commercial agreement that will enable Barclaycard customers to benefit from exclusive offers when they pay for their Uber rides with their personal cards.

The new agreement between the UK’s leading payments business and Uber will see Barclaycard’s personal credit card customers benefit from a free Uber ride, up to the value of £15, for every ten that they take and pay for using their Barclaycard until 31st Dec 2017.

After ten Uber journeys taken in any of the 450 cities in which Uber operates (either in the UK or abroad), your next trip in the UK will automatically be free up to the value of £15. Journeys for a higher amount can be taken by simply paying the difference.

Also under the agreement, first time Uber users who add a Barclaycard or Barclays personal debit card to the app will also receive up to £10 off each of their first two trips booked through the Uber app.

The programme is the first of its kind between Uber and a payment provider in the UK, and sees Barclaycard expand its role in delivering value and innovation in the transport sector, having introduced contactless payments to London’s underground transport network over a decade ago.

Jo Bertram, Regional General Manager of Uber in the UK, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with Barclaycard as, like us, they use technology to constantly innovate. The Uber app allows people to access convenient, safe and affordable transport and we are excited to reward loyal riders alongside Barclaycard.”

Brian Cole, CEO of Barclaycard UK, said: “We’re constantly looking for new ways to give our 10 million customers additional value on their everyday spend and make their lives easier with new innovation. Working with Uber will see us offer great value to Barclaycard holders, and builds on our heritage of innovation in the transport space as we work together to drive forward exciting new ways of rewarding customer loyalty.”

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