Barclays US Announces New “Control Your Card” Digital Features on Mobile App

Barclays US Consumer Bank announced on Tuesday new digital features that will let cardmembers actively manage a variety of card-related activities within the Barclays mobile app. According to Barclays US, the new features give cardmembers an enhanced level of control over how, when and where their Barclays-issued credit cards are used. It was revealed:

“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.”

Features include:

  • SecurHold: 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

Speaking about the new features, Sagar Dalal, Head of Digital Payments and Innovation, Barclays US Consumer Bank, stated:

“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. 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.”

Mona Jantzi, Head of Customer Office, Barclays US Consumer Bank, went on to add:

“With this technology, Barclays continues to redefine what customers should expect from banks to help them thrive, effortlessly. Features like SecurHold offer peace of mind, and our suite of spend control features helps our primary cardmembers control how their authorized users use their credit.”

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