Cards & loans

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.

Get on the electoral roll to boost your credit score

Thursday, 21 April 2016 | News

Many young people are damaging their chances of getting credit, with only one in five (22%) adults aged between 18 and 24 registered on the electoral roll, according to new research.  

Virgin Money launches 40 month 0% balance and money transfer card

Monday, 18 April 2016 | News

Virgin Money has relaunched its market-leading balance transfer card, offering 40 months’ 0% interest for balance transfers and money transfers.

Tesco Bank launches best buy balance transfer deal

Friday, 04 March 2016 | News

Tesco Bank has launched a new best-buy balance transfer card, giving customers 40 months to clear a credit card balance without paying interest, as well as offering 40 months 0% on money transfers.

M&S to slash credit card rewards

Monday, 29 February 2016 | News

M&S credit card customers will see the rewards they earn slashed, as the provider is shaking up its loyalty scheme following EU-wide changes to card transaction fees. 

What can we do to stop spiralling into debt?

Friday, 29 January 2016 | Article

At present he receives no benefits but does have a private pension. I have had to give up work to look after him and have applied for Carer’s Allowance but have not yet received it.