Cards & loans

2m Brits left with debts after a break-up

Friday, 14 August 2015 | News

Two million people have been left with the debts racked up by an ex-partner, according to a new survey.

MBNA balance transfer card tops best buy table

Friday, 07 August 2015 | News

MBNA has improved the terms on its balance transfer credit card, offering a market-leading 0% interest on balance transfers for a full three years.

6% of singles fund dates with payday loans

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 | News

Some 6% of British romantics have resorted to payday loans for picking up the tab on a date.

Cash Genie customers to be compensated

Monday, 27 July 2015 | News

Cash Genie, and customers are to be compensated for being treated unfairly.

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.

Debt management firms still failing the vulnerable

Thursday, 25 June 2015 | News

Vulnerable customers continue to be sold unsuitable debt management plans (DMPs) that impede their ability to repay what they owe, the City watchdog has reported.

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.

Most Brits feel confident about repaying their debts

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 | News

More than 80% of people feel confident about being able to repay their debts, according to a new study.

A quarter of couples get in debt to fund their big day

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | News

Couples face so much pressure to have a dream wedding that 23% are prepared to borrow money to fund a lavish event, according to new research.

How can I cut my debt and still pay for essentials?

Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Question and Answer

The key here is to prioritise your commitments. The costs for the house you're living in, child maintenance and grocery shopping are three examples of priority spending.