John Lewis Partnership Card Reviews

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Read our John Lewis Finance Partnership Card reviews to help you to find out about the pros and cons of taking out the Partnership credit card. What kind of features does the John Lewis Partnership card have? What do people think of John Lewis'...

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Read our John Lewis Finance Partnership Card reviews to help you to find out about the pros and cons of taking out the Partnership credit card. What kind of features does the John Lewis Partnership card have? What do people think of John Lewis' customer service? Does the card have great benefits? Find out more about the Partnership card by reading our reviews from the Smart Money People community - people like you. You can also write your own John Lewis Partnership Card review to share your own experiences.

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Avoid

Terrible app, truly one of the worst. Changing payment dates, statements totals don't equal sum of listed items.

Reviewed on 14th September 2021
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Tim Young

Unbelievably Poor Service

I never receive a OneTimePassCode from them. My other bank accounts, Amazon etc no problem. I have made numerous complaints. and had a whole variety of excuses. "It must be your phone" no its not I get OTPs from everyone else! "We're not aware of... Read more

I never receive a OneTimePassCode from them. My other bank accounts, Amazon etc no problem. I have made numerous complaints. and had a whole variety of excuses. "It must be your phone" no its not I get OTPs from everyone else! "We're not aware of anyone else having this problem" yes you are, other staff have admitted as much! "Its a Mastercard problem - ring them" they know or should know that Mastercard only talk to banks, not members of the public! I have been assured by a member of their fraud team that the problem would not continue if I use my desktop computer. That turned out to be false as well
I currently have an escalated complaint with them and will see what happens. If the issue is not resolved I will close the account and take my business elsewhere. Life is too short. With service like this it is no wonder John Lewis is in trouble.

Reviewed on 13th September 2021
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marc grody

Unhelpful

Recently scammed by the CBD gummy scam.what I thought was costing me £69 cost me £217. Partnership card were aware of this scam and although I reported it within an hour they felt it unlikely I would get money back. I blocked my card in case of f... Read more

Recently scammed by the CBD gummy scam.what I thought was costing me £69 cost me £217. Partnership card were aware of this scam and although I reported it within an hour they felt it unlikely I would get money back. I blocked my card in case of further scams but wanted to check transactions . After 4 phone calls still unable to access account. Have switched to American Express-what a difference!

Reviewed on 21st August 2021
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Tim johnston

Admitted they mislead me

Been a loyal and faithful customer for over 15 years. After taking a payment break which they advised me to do after I lost my job. When I made the first payment after the break and having secured a new role they advised me all was ok with the... Read more

Been a loyal and faithful customer for over 15 years. After taking a payment break which they advised me to do after I lost my job. When I made the first payment after the break and having secured a new role they advised me all was ok with the account but still sent a default notice which effected my credit card account. I took them to the FCA where they admitted their mistake but couldn’t reverse the notice. I won damages but it does not make up for the stress and now damage to my credit rating. Avoid this company and taking this card.

Reviewed on 16th July 2021
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RMS

Terrible Service

Had terrible problems getting this card working- several wasted trips to the shop and several calls being left on hold for 15/20 minutes at a time. Avoid

Reviewed on 14th July 2021
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Chris

Change of points to receive vouchers

Well John Lewis you have lost me as a partnership card customer since changing your point system less than half what I used to get instead of trying rip off your loyal credit card customers why don't you cut your 25% discount what you give John Lewis... Read more

Well John Lewis you have lost me as a partnership card customer since changing your point system less than half what I used to get instead of trying rip off your loyal credit card customers why don't you cut your 25% discount what you give John Lewis staff on top of any other discounts.

Reviewed on 6th July 2021
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Warren Yeo

No vouchers ever sent

Since having card the points build up quickly and disappear off statements, however never seen any of these promised vouchers.

Reviewed on 5th July 2021
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M Reeves

Extremely poor customer service

Trying to deal with a disputed purchase has made me lose the will to live. The online form is hopeless and when I sent in a complaint I received a pleasant telephone call but nothing changed. What a waste of time when we are told that if we purchase... Read more

Trying to deal with a disputed purchase has made me lose the will to live. The online form is hopeless and when I sent in a complaint I received a pleasant telephone call but nothing changed. What a waste of time when we are told that if we purchase something with a credit card we will have extra insurance if something goes wrong. Also where do you find an address to complain about anything! Just give it a try.

Reviewed on 14th June 2021
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Rose Ashton

Hair tearing frustration

I have been a mostly satisfied John Lewis shopper for most of my... Read more

I have been a mostly satisfied John Lewis shopper for most of my life.
However the Partnership Card which serves me well when using it. Badly let’s me down when I need to access my card account. In fact never, have I ever succeeded in being able to do this. Locked, locked & locked again! Phone call after call. Zero result.
Utterly timewasting & frustrating.
Having recently been defrauded online I was really anxious to see my transactions. The stress has been great, in fact it very nearly bought me to tears.
The site is appalling BAD. JL needs to remedy this ASAP!

Reviewed on 21st May 2021
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Gabrielle Hollington

AVOID AVOID AVOID

I have 3 disputed transactions with JL Credit card, amounting to £2,500 which is a lot of money to lose out on. They deny receiving disputed transaction forms and try their hardest not to help in any way. Their on-line dispute form is just as ... Read more

I have 3 disputed transactions with JL Credit card, amounting to £2,500 which is a lot of money to lose out on. They deny receiving disputed transaction forms and try their hardest not to help in any way. Their on-line dispute form is just as difficult to manage. I am now using AMEX for large purchases as their chargeback scheme is so much more manageable than JL.
I've been a loyal customer and JL credit card holder for many years but not for much longer. Their customer service has gone severely downhill, it isn't even worth hanging on for the vouchers that they give!
Disappointed is an understatement.
Avoid this credit card, with so much choice out there please don't choose this one!

Reviewed on 14th May 2021
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Suzy Marchant

Complaints process incompetent

I filled a dispute over non-arrival, and then arrival with damaged goods. Partnership Card mishandled this opening a closing the complaint twice, not reading emails that I sent before responding and then wrote a patronising letter calling me a liar... Read more

I filled a dispute over non-arrival, and then arrival with damaged goods. Partnership Card mishandled this opening a closing the complaint twice, not reading emails that I sent before responding and then wrote a patronising letter calling me a liar over the order of events. Complaint now with the Ombudsman.

Reviewed on 3rd May 2021
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Peter Michael Lipman

Earning vouchers is fun.

It's always a nice treat when your points reach a voucher threshold. Prior to using the app, the online banking was a nightmare and would regularly shut me out.

Reviewed on 29th March 2021
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Kayleigh Loffhagen

AVOID, avoid, avoid.... at all costs

What a decline for such a well respected company of so many years service and 'service' is once what they were once all about, not any more unfortunately as our experience highlighted. In good faith we decided to open a JL Partnership card as brand... Read more

What a decline for such a well respected company of so many years service and 'service' is once what they were once all about, not any more unfortunately as our experience highlighted. In good faith we decided to open a JL Partnership card as brand new customers who often shopped in the stores and online for over many years we decided to go for a credit card with them. Much filling in of required information followed when applying, we were of course approved and then duly received our new cards. We 'activated' them as requested, online and then again when they didn't work, via the telephone to Customer Services........ guess what they still didn't actually work(!) and have been declined whilst out shopping for goods. Not the sort of experience anyone wants, we have a gold star credit history and if anything are probably the very kind of customers JL dearly would like to attract and keep. We are left with little choice but to close the account before we could even use it due to their lack of resolution to the ongoing technical issues with the card, in fact we were advised it can take up to 8 weeks to resolve a problem. Unbelievable, who would honestly wait 8 weeks to use a credit card! This is the very opposite of SERVICE. Stay away and save your time there are much better credit cards out there who offer a professional and efficient service. JL get your act together before people continue to leave in droves, check your reviews below from other reviewers, not a good feedback?!

Reviewed on 11th March 2021
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ibLondon

Disastrous experience times two

Following numerous refusals of my card when paying online, I jettisoned this credit card after over 40 years with John Lewis and a rock solid credit history. The final straw was a refusal of payment when buying a £50.00 Christmas gift from John Lewis ... Read more

Following numerous refusals of my card when paying online, I jettisoned this credit card after over 40 years with John Lewis and a rock solid credit history. The final straw was a refusal of payment when buying a £50.00 Christmas gift from John Lewis online. My husband is now having the same problem and is looking to jettison it after a similar time with them. HSBC, the card supplier, is clearly not interested in JL customers and hides behind 'security' which is a synonym for inadequate IT systems and poor algorithms that do not recognise bona fide transactions. The only way they will get their act together is by customer feedback and fewer customers in future. AVOID this credit card and go with a better company than HSBC.

Reviewed on 11th February 2021
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M. M.

Disputed transaction re hotel refund covid

I booked a hotel via booking.com and paid in full. I had to cancel due to covid and the hotel nit being open. They agreed a refund but said that they could not refund to my card. Two calls to John Lewis partnership card said shouldn’t be a problem. ... Read more

I booked a hotel via booking.com and paid in full. I had to cancel due to covid and the hotel nit being open. They agreed a refund but said that they could not refund to my card. Two calls to John Lewis partnership card said shouldn’t be a problem. Raised dispute with card in June still awaiting a response. Was told initially 8 weeks then 16 weeks now over 20 weeks waiting. Lady email to them on 9 November still no response. Any response received as been paying lip service to my complaint and not doing anything about it. I have friends who have had to make claims via their credit cards and have all bedd Ed n sorted out ages ago. You just expect the kind of personal service which you come to expect from John Lewis but it is just nit there!

Reviewed on 15th November 2020
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Jennifer Baker

This is not an ethical company.

You can raise disputes with them until the cows come home but they will take money which ever way they can. Service is shocking. Manners do not exist. The only reason I am with them is because we shop at Waitrose. So I ask Waitrose to consider having... Read more

You can raise disputes with them until the cows come home but they will take money which ever way they can. Service is shocking. Manners do not exist. The only reason I am with them is because we shop at Waitrose. So I ask Waitrose to consider having a credit card of their own, please. Thank you.

Reviewed on 7th October 2020
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Private

Poor system

I received a card 2 days after my application. It seems smooth and easy, but it took me two weeks to set up my online account and still did not happen. I rang their customer service team more than 20 times asking for help, unfortunately they could... Read more

I received a card 2 days after my application. It seems smooth and easy, but it took me two weeks to set up my online account and still did not happen. I rang their customer service team more than 20 times asking for help, unfortunately they could not help. I then stop using it.

Reviewed on 30th September 2020
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PT

Total time wasting

Since the change of the login method, I have been unable to login to the John Lewis banking system. Contacted customer services on many occasions to reset the login. With the aid of a service agent's, this is impossible. "Your details do not match... Read more

Since the change of the login method, I have been unable to login to the John Lewis banking system. Contacted customer services on many occasions to reset the login. With the aid of a service agent's, this is impossible. "Your details do not match our server records".

Got many emails thanking for changing login details, yet still haven't received any replies from management on how to resolve the constant ongoing problem.
I now have the answer. If John Lewis Finance isn't bothered, why should I. Just been informed the reward system is changing, and card is due for renewal, told them not to bother. Life is to short to constantly mess about with this shower.

Reviewed on 18th September 2020
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Laddy

dont understand customer needs

I wanted to buy a hotel deal in Oct but my card expires in... Read more

I wanted to buy a hotel deal in Oct but my card expires in Sept
had to call JL to ask for my new (post Sep) card to be sent to me now
but they will only do this by cancelling my existing card which I need to use until the new card arrives 7-10 working days later
surely there are some smart people in JL who know that this degrades their brand and alienates loyal customers

Reviewed on 17th July 2020
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MatWin

Efficient

Whenever I have had a problem I have contacted customer services and had very efficient service, and they have always been able to sort out my problem.

Reviewed on 10th July 2020
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Susan McMurray