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You could be in for a refund £300 thanks to Mastercard!

A recent court ruling means Mastercard could become liable to repay everyone up to £300 even if they have never used a Mastercard credit card! Here's why....

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Amanda Gillam 20th June, 2019
Are you in “persistent credit card debt” like 6.3 million others in the UK?

If you have credit card debt and are making only the minimum monthly payment then you should welcome the rule changes the FCA is bringing in to help you....

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Amanda Gillam 18th October, 2018
Consumer credit growth slowest for 3 years – what’s this telling us?

The growth in consumer credit has slowed notably but what's driving it? Do the reasons predict some sort of significant problem ahead for the UK economy?...

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Amanda Gillam 20th September, 2018
The current state of the UK’s cashback credit cards market

It's tempting to automatically opt for a cashback credit card - why wouldn't you use a card which immediately gives you cash back when you spend? Well, there ar...

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Amanda Gillam 30th May, 2018
The ending of debit card and credit card fees and surcharges

From January 2018 you will not be charged fees for simply using your debit card or credit card to make payments. Great news, but what are the details?...

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Amanda Gillam 16th August, 2017
Can it ever make sense to have a Store Card?

Are store cards simply a form of credit card with extra benefits? Why have they been called the "devil's debt"? Is there ever a reason to use them?...

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Alex Hartley 9th August, 2017
How to run your life without a credit card

If credit cards are getting you into financial trouble then there are plenty of ways of running your life without them. Here's our guide to how to do it....

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Amanda Gillam 26th July, 2017
Are you using the wrong credit card?

There is a 20% chance you're using the wrong credit card. That's no surprise given the confusopoly of choice! Check here to see if you are....

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Alex Hartley 20th September, 2016
Make your regular purchases on a “bad credit” credit card

Credit cards are often criticised but they provide you with protection from failing suppliers and can help you rebuild your credit. But use them sensibly....

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Oliver Jones 14th September, 2016
Should I use my credit card abroad?

Using your credit card abroad can take away some of the risks of using cash and travellers cheques. But costs can be high so here's how to do it sensibly....

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Oliver Jones 9th August, 2016
Would a balance transfer credit card make sense for you?

Fancy 0% for the next 18 months on your current credit card's balance transfer? Find out more about the pros and cons. Surely there must be a catch?...

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Oliver Jones 20th July, 2016
Top 5 ways to pay for your summer holiday

Summer holidays don't come cheap especially when the schools have broken up. But there are ways to help cut the cost and spread it more tolerably....

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Alex Hartley 8th July, 2016

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