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NatWest mobile users can now pay off their credit card with a cheaper fixed fee

Monday, 24 June 2019 | News

NatWest credit card customers are being given the option to pay off their large purchases with a fixed monthly fee rather than being charged the normal credit card interest rate.

Households in serious debt to get 60-day breathing space period under new government plans

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | News

People struggling with problem debt will get 60 days of “breathing space” from debt collectors and bailiffs to help them get their finances back under control, the government has announced.

All-in-one debit card Curve to offer 1% cashback at major retailers

Thursday, 13 June 2019 | News

All-in-one debit card Curve has launched an instant cashback scheme offering shoppers 1% off all purchases at some of the high street’s biggest retailers.

HSBC launches new rewards credit card - but are there better alternatives?

Thursday, 16 May 2019 | News

HSBC has launched a new credit card with an APR of 21.9% that allows you to earn rewards as you spend.

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

Wednesday, 05 June 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.