Credit cards

Wake up to the 0% interest deal exploitation

Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Article

Inertia is a human habit that financial services companies continually exploit. This is wrong, it should be stopped, but it won't be - thanks to a weak regulator.

Should I pay for my holiday on plastic?

Monday, 15 April 2013 | Question and Answer

You are right that a credit card with a 12-month interest-free purchase period will not charge interest for a year.

Virgin Money hikes interest rates by 50%

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 | News

Virgin Money has upset thousands of credit card customers by massively increasing interest rates.

Britain: the debt-ridden island

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 | Article

What do Kerry Katona and Sarah Ferguson have in common? Aside from both being in the public eye, you could be forgiven for thinking ‘not a lot'.

American Express 5% cashback card returns

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 | News

American Express has relaunched its market-leading 5% cashback platinum credit card.

Nationwide re-launches market-leading credit card

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 | News

Nationwide has re-launched its market-leading 0% purchase credit card to new customers.

Excessive card charges to be banned

Friday, 23 December 2011 | News

Shoppers will no longer have to pay inflated card charge fees, following the government's decision to ban excessive debit and credit card charges.

How to make money from your Christmas spending

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 | Article

It's easier than you'd think - you simply have to use a credit card that rewards you every time you shop.

Buyers' Guide - Credit cards for spending

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 | TV /Video

When you're choosing a credit card, start by working out how you're likely to use it. If you've got something expensive to buy, pick a card with 0% on purchases.

Buyers' Guide - Credit cards for repaying debts

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 | TV /Video

If you have a credit card that you can't pay off straightaway, it's worth switching to one that doesn't charge interest on balance transfers.