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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? 

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'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.

Cashless payments: the pros and cons of going digital

Monday, 30 April 2018 | Article

“The writing looks to be on the wall for 1p and 2p coins,” wrote one personal finance analyst after the government published a call for evidence on the future of cash and digital payments in its Spring Statement.

A quarter of new parents get into debt

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Parents are racking up £2,700 in debt as they struggle to make ends meet while on maternity or paternity leave. 

Can I switch to a new credit card if I’m living off my investments?

Friday, 20 April 2018 | Question and Answer

When you apply for a credit card, the lender won’t necessarily request verification of your income if you have a good credit record.

Loans: borrow a little extra and you could pay back less

Thursday, 19 April 2018 | News

Consumers taking out a loan could more than half the amount of interest they pay by borrowing just £100 extra, research reveals.

Virgin Atlantic launches new credit cards

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 | News

Credit card debt rises at fastest annual rate in 12 years

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | News

The amount consumers owe on credit cards is growing at its fastest rate since 2006, according to new figures from UK Finance.