WILMINGTON, Del., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays US Consumer Bank, one of the nation's fastest-growing credit card issuers and online banks, today announced new digital features that will let cardmembers actively manage a variety of card-related activities within the Barclays mobile app. These new features give cardmembers an enhanced level of control over how, when and where their Barclays-issued credit cards are used. With just a few clicks on a mobile device, the new level of control goes beyond the basic on/off fraud prevention capabilities that exist in the marketplace today.
This new suite of features enables cardmembers to meet their individual needs by customizing how their card is used – such as being able to limit spend by different merchant categories, limit the dollar amount of each transaction, and provide real-time spend push notifications. These features offer enhanced security for their account as well for their authorized user accounts.
SecurHoldTM – Temporarily locks lost or stolen cards
Spend alerts – Option to receive real-time alerts every time your card is used for a purchase
Control merchant categories – Customize spending across merchant types including restaurants, entertainment, department stores and more
Spend limits – Set a per-transaction dollar limit to help cardmembers and their authorized users spend within their budget
"Barclays is committed to offering our cardmembers innovations that take advantage of new technology to improve their financial health and simplify their lives, and these features deliver on that promise," said Sagar Dalal, Head of Digital Payments and Innovation, Barclays US Consumer Bank. "From parents of college students who want to limit spending in particular categories, to the consumer who wants to exert more control over their spending at the supermarket or local watering hole, this mobile feature acts as a remote control for cards within the Barclays mobile app."
"With this technology, Barclays continues to redefine what customers should expect from banks to help them thrive, effortlessly," said Mona Jantzi, Head of Customer Office, Barclays US Consumer Bank. "Features like SecurHoldTM offer peace of mind, and our suite of spend control features helps our primary cardmembers control how their authorized users use their credit."
Barclays US Consumer Bank is one of the fastest-growing top 10 credit card issuers and online banks in the United States. The bank creates customized, co-branded credit card programs for some of the country's most successful travel, entertainment, retail and affinity institutions, and offers its own branded credit cards, online savings accounts and CDs, and personal loans. For more information, please visit www.BarclaysUS.com.
Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 83,500 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. For further information about Barclays, please visit www.barclays.com.