Credit cards

Three rules for paying off credit cards

Monday, 27 July 2015 | Article

Most banks and building societies have their own credit cards and they usually partner with either the Visa or MasterCard payment systems.

Card payments overtake notes and coins

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | News

Card and contactless payments have overtaken the use of cash for the first time, according to the Payments Council.

Lloyds joins Halifax and Tesco in waiving balance transfer fees

Friday, 10 April 2015 | News

Lloyds Bank's new 13/13 credit card charges no interest on balance transfers and purchases for 13 months and there's no fee for transfers made in the first 90 days.

A million young people in "vicious circle" of credit rejections

Friday, 20 February 2015 | News

More than a million young people have been refused credit more than five times and are turning to payday lenders as a result, new research has found.

Up to 2m people to get card protection compensation

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 | News

Up to two million credit card users who bought a card security product called Card Protection, Sentinel or Safe and Secure Plus may be entitled to compensation.

Brits got savvy in Christmas 2014

Wednesday, 14 January 2015 | News

There was no great spike in credit card spending in November, despite the Black Friday shopping frenzy taking place during the month.

24% struggling to meet credit card payments

Thursday, 11 December 2014 | News

One in five (19%) credit card customers made only the minimum payment in October, while 5% made no payment at all, new research has found.

FCA to combat credit brokers

Monday, 01 December 2014 | News

New rules that aim to protect borrowers from unscrupulous credit brokers will come into force from next year amid concerns over poor practice in the industry, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced.

UK credit card market to be investigated

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | News

The credit card market is to be investigated by its regulator following research that found it isn't working well for all consumers.

Christmas credit guide: How to manage your festive finances

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 | Article

Worried about how you'll pay for all the festivities? We look at the best and worst ways to avoid an financial hangover.