Cards & loans

Halifax raises the benchmark for 0% balance transfer deals - no interest or fees for two years

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | News

Borrowers looking to shift their credit card debt can now pay no interest or fees for two years if they sign up for the new Balance Transfer card from Halifax, subject to their credit status.

Bank of England governor hints at summer interest rate cut

Friday, 01 July 2016 | News

The Bank of England is likely to cut interest rates over the summer to cushion the blow to the economy from the Brexit vote, its governor, Mark Carney, has indicated.

Credit cards turn 50

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | News

This week is the 50th anniversary of the first credit card launch in the UK - Barclaycard, which first launched from a boot factory in Northampton on 29 June 1966.

Play your credit cards right

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | News

A recent interim report from the Financial Conduct Authority found most of us (65%) find credit cards fairly easy to understand, but around one in eight people admit they’re struggling.

Short-term loans that won't break the bank

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | Article

In the past decade, much has changed about the way we borrow money. Traditional lenders have become more picky about who they will lend to, and low interest rates have made borrowing much cheaper.

Credit card limit increase pushes people further into debt

Friday, 03 June 2016 | News

Unrequested credit card limit increases are making debt problems worse for thousands of people and must be stopped, according to StepChange Debt Charity.

TSB launches 1% credit card cashback: how does it compare?

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 | News

New and existing TSB customers can earn 1% cashback on the first £500 of credit card spending each month from today.

The AA launches longest ever fee-free 0% balance transfer deal

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | News

The AA has launched the longest-ever fee-free 0% balance transfer card, a new 0% fee-free balance transfer card, meaning borrowers can avoid paying interest or fees on an existing credit card debt for a full two years.

Payday loan ads to be banned from Google

Thursday, 12 May 2016 | News

Payday lenders will be banned from advertising on Google from 13 July.

Are Shakespeare’s money quotes still relevant today?

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 | Blog | By Moira O'Neill

You may this weekend have attended one of hundreds of events around the country to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Willliam Shakespeare’s death in 1616.