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Are credit scores overrated?

Checking your credit score is increasingly popular, with some consumers paying a £15 monthly fee to do so. Is this necessary, or are there cheaper ways to keep your finances in order? We investigate.

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Appeal bid launched to reclaim £14bn for Mastercard customers

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

A fresh bid to claim £14bn for Mastercard customers has today been launched.

Poor credit score to “haunt students” after leaving university

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

A shocking one in five graduates are at risk of credit rejection due to careless financial errors made whilst in university.

Sharp rise in personal loans ‘dangerous’ for the economy

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 | News

The Bank of England has warned that a sharp rise in personal loans could be dangerous for the economy as the nation continues to increase its debt.

£14bn class action claim against Mastercard dismissed

Monday, 24 July 2017 | News

A £14 billion damages claim filed against Mastercard has been rejected by the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

‘Rip-off’ credit and debit card charges to be banned

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 | News

Fees for paying by direct debit and credit card will be banned across the UK next year, the government has announced.

Over half of Moneywise users have never checked their credit score

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 | News

Over half (55%) of Moneywise.co.uk users have never checked their credit score, according to our recent poll.

Cashback and rewards are top attraction for credit card customers

Monday, 05 June 2017 | News

Cashback and rewards schemes are the main drivers for credit card holders, according to Moneywise research.

Tesco Bank extends 0% purchase credit card to unprecedented 28 months

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 | News

Tesco Bank has extended the offer on its 0% purchase credit card, charging no interest for an unprecedented 28 months.

Deal of the week: Get your credit score for free

Thursday, 15 September 2016 | News

Thanks to a new free service from Experian, everyone in the UK can now check their credit scores with the three main credit agencies without paying a penny.

£14bn damages claim filed against MasterCard by former chief ombudsman

Friday, 09 September 2016 | News

A £14 billion damages claim has been filed against MasterCard by the former chief ombudsman of the Financial Ombudsman Services.