Credit cards

Low credit ratings costs families £3.5bn

Friday, 21 February 2014 | News

The average family with a low credit rating spends an extra £1,170 a year – or £3.5 billion in total – across utility bills, mobile phone and broadband contracts, credit cards, white goods and cars purchased on finance.

Nationwide launches cheapest-ever balance transfer fee

Thursday, 20 February 2014 | News

Nationwide Building Society has launched a 0% balance transfer credit card deal with the lowest fee ever.

Barclaycard launches longest-ever balance transfer card

Friday, 07 February 2014 | News

Barclaycard had just launched the longest-ever balance transfer deal 0% for 31 months, but its fee structure has been questioned by money experts.

£1.3bn to be paid out over mis-sold card products

Thursday, 22 August 2013 | News

The UK's major high street banks and credit card providers have agreed a compensation deal worth £1.3 billion, to be paid to the seven million consumers who were mis-sold card protection and identity protection policies.

Talk of card charges premature says HSBC

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 | News

Reports this morning that we could soon be paying annual charges of £11 to use our debit card and £25 to use our credit cards as well as forking out every time we use an ATM are premature, according to HSBC.

How do I challenge my credit card provider for upping my interest rate?

Thursday, 23 May 2013 | Question and Answer

I believe banks must now give 60 days' notice before any increases to your rate can take place, so I'll assume this has been done.

Half of all credit card holders have no idea what interest rate they pay

Thursday, 02 May 2013 | News

Almost 50% of people who own a credit card do not know the interest rate they are paying, according to exclusive new research.

Barclaycard launches 26-month 0% balance transfer deal

Friday, 22 March 2013 | News

Barclaycard has introduced a credit card offering an unprecedented 26 months 0% interest on balance transfers as the...

New high-tech credit card set to be launched

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 | News

A new high-tech credit card that features an LCD screen and touch-sensitive keypad will soon be launched by MasterCard and Standard Chartered Bank Singapore.

The best credit cards to help tackle Christmas debt

Friday, 30 November 2012 | Article

Despite all those good intentions to budget and save money, most of us get a bit carried away at Christmas.