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Maths, the only subject that counts

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | Blog | By Jasmine Birtles

Just because I write about money, and turn up on TV and radio talking about the stuff, people assume that I’m a maths genius. But I’m not a natural mathematician by any means.

Six of the best mobile-only banking apps

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Article

The number of mobile-only banking apps on offer has exploded in recent years. Moneywise looks at six popular apps and highlights the pros and cons of each

Mastercard court ruling could see almost every UK adult get a £300 payout

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | News

Mastercard could be forced to pay almost every UK adult £300 after a court ruling paved the way for a £14 billion class action lawsuit.

Would you like to pay in pounds or euros? Mastercard scraps rip-off currency exchange rates, but only on prepaid cards

Friday, 12 April 2019 | News

Holidaymakers who use a prepaid Mastercard abroad will no longer have to choose between paying in pounds or the local currency, helping them to avoid rip-off exchange rates and fees.

Bailiffs could be forced to wear bodycams in new crackdown to raise debt collection standards

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | News

MPs are urging the government to introduce new regulation for bailiffs to stop them breaking the law and provide better protection for vulnerable families.

Apple unveils its first credit card - and it will have no number, signature or expiry date

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 | News

The tech giant says it has created a ‘new kind of credit card’ as it partners with Goldman Sachs to launch its first financial services product.

Car buyers overcharged by more than £1,000 for loans warns financial watchdog

Monday, 04 March 2019 | News

The UK financial watchdog has warned that car buyers are being overcharged by more than £1,000 when they take out a loan because of excessively high commission payments.

Warning for borrowers as average loan rates much higher than advertised 'teaser rates' could cost hundreds of pounds

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 | News

Borrowers are paying hundreds of pounds extra in loan repayments because they are not getting the advertised rate, new research reveals.

Surge in payday loans raises concerns about consumer debt

Friday, 25 January 2019 | News

There has been a sharp jump in the number of payday loans, raising concerns about rising consumer debt.

'Rent-to-own’ price cap planned - but households could still pay DOUBLE the cost of products in fees and interest

Thursday, 22 November 2018 | News

Rent-to-own retailers face a price crackdown after the financial watchdog proposed a cap on this type of high-cost lending.