Cards & loans

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.

Lloyds joins Halifax and Tesco in waiving balance transfer fees

Friday, 10 April 2015 | News

Lloyds Bank's new 13/13 credit card charges no interest on balance transfers and purchases for 13 months and there's no fee for transfers made in the first 90 days.

Average household debt to reach £10,000 by next year

Monday, 23 March 2015 | News

The average UK household will have amassed a record £10,000 in unsecured debt by the end of 2016.

How I took control of my debt

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Blog | By
Being in debt is something that has been part of my everyday life for as long as I can remember. Since my late teens, throughout my 20s, and into my early 30s, I've been in the red.

Payday loan firms failing customers in arrears

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | News

Payday lenders are failing to meet their regulatory requirement to treat customers in arrears fairly, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

A million young people in "vicious circle" of credit rejections

Friday, 20 February 2015 | News

More than a million young people have been refused credit more than five times and are turning to payday lenders as a result, new research has found.

Unsecured debt soars by 40% to nearly £6k per person

Friday, 30 January 2015 | News

The average Brit is in debt by £5,898, up 41% over the past year, analysis has revealed.