The Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa and the Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard both measure up as standouts in the credit card world. Each card has strong cashback rewards, so you'd do well to carry either card in your wallet. When pitting one against the other, however, the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa gets the edge, thanks to the strength of its overall benefits and rewards, which will specifically appeal to consumers who embrace the convenience of digital payments.

Ultimately, it turns out that Barclaycard's bonus when redeeming cashback rewards isn't as strong as it initially appears, after crunching the numbers across several categories. And even though it's very comparable to the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa and still gets our overall endorsement as a quality cashback rewards card, the Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard does fall a bit short.

Wells Fargo gets the edge here, largely based on rewards for digital payments and the convenience of its Cash Track online feature, which helps keep you on track for bigger rewards down the road. That sort of customer-friendly element helps the Wells Fargo Cash Wise Visa break a virtual tie when comparing it to the Barclaycard CashForward World Mastercard.