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Visa technical issue resolved

Problems with Visa card payment services, which affected Visa debit and credit cards, have been resolved following a hardware failure on Friday, which left consumers across Europe unable to make payments.

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Visa responds to Treasury Committee over its system failure

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

Card giant Visa has responded to the Treasury Committee’s demand for answers over what went wrong after a Visa system failure on 1 June left customers across Europe unable to make debit or credit card transactions.

'Confusing and misleading' personal loan APRs cost consumers £204 million every year

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | News

Borrowers are being misled by teaser headline rates on personal loans, putting their financial wellbeing in jeopardy.

Visa questioned by MPs over ‘deeply worrying’ outage

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

Card giant Visa has been questioned by the Treasury Committee following a hardware failure on 1 June, which left consumers across Europe unable to make debit and credit card payments.

Half of Moneywise readers use credit cards for the perks

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | News

Moneywise readers are savvy when it comes to using credit cards, with more than half saying they use them for perks.

Complaints about consumer credit rise by 40%

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | News

Consumers continue to voice more complaints about credit products and services, with the number of complaints rising 40% year-on-year according to arbitration body the Financial Ombudsman Service.

'I'm worried about my credit score after my bank's missed payments'

Friday, 25 May 2018 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader tackle a payment error

Two in five Moneywise readers mainly use credit cards abroad

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

People living in the UK make some 70 million visits overseas every year, many of them holiday trips, spending a massive £43.8 billion according to Office for National Statistics analysis.

Barclaycard offers ticket perks to gig and festival fans

Monday, 21 May 2018 | News

Regular concert-goers may want to consider getting a Barclaycard credit card, thanks to a set of new perks.

How far can you fly on an airline card?

Friday, 18 May 2018 | Article

Jetsetters looking to maximise returns on their spending might want to consider using an airline credit card to accrue rewards.

A creative genius preying on the poor

Thursday, 03 May 2018 | Article

Have you ever wondered who came up with those marvellous loan products with fantastically high interest rates?