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Should you take advantage of cheap loan rates while they last?

Many mortgage borrowers will have been disheartened to see banks and building societies start to increase their interest rates soon after the Bank of England raised the base rate.

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Card combining app launches – is it time to ditch your wallet for Curve?

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | News

A new financial app and card service called Curve has launched, offering users the chance to replace their entire wallet with a single credit card.

Debt is a ‘real problem for a significant minority’

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

When it comes to debt, it appears that wealthier households carry the largest burden, according to data from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Face your finances head on to beat Blue Monday

Monday, 15 January 2018 | News

Today, 15 January, is reckoned to be the gloomiest day of the year; but don’t feel as though there is nothing you can do to fix your personal finances.

Ban on card surcharges comes into force

Saturday, 13 January 2018 | News

Companies are no longer allowed to charge a fee to customers choosing to pay with credit or debit cards.

Deal of the week: Free £45 to spend at M&S

Friday, 05 January 2018 | News

Get £45 worth of vouchers to spend in Marks and Spencer when you sign up for an M&S Bank Reward Plus Credit Card.

Millions face Christmas financial hangover

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 | News

Millions of people face a financial battle this January as they struggle with money after Christmas.

Struggling credit card customers could save £1.3bn a year under new rules

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | News

Credit card customers struggling with persistent debt could save up to £1.3 billion a year under new proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Christmas on credit: Families need to borrow to pay for presents

Thursday, 14 December 2017 | News

A growing number of families are relying on credit cards and personal loans to pay for the cost of Christmas.

Universities slammed for ‘mis-selling’ poor value courses

Friday, 08 December 2017 | News

Universities have been challenged by the National Audit Office (NAO) for potentially mis-selling poor value higher education degrees.

American Express cashback cuts to take effect in January

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

Many American Express credit card customers will see their cashback levels cut from January 2018, the provider has confirmed.