Cards & loans

Wonga stops new loans & edges towards collapse

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

Payday lender Wonga has announced it is no longer taking new loan applications, as speculation mounts over the company’s future.

Scam watch: card fraud soars to more than £2bn

Thursday, 09 August 2018 | News

More than £2 billion has been stolen from UK credit and debit cards in the past 12 months, an increase of 38% on the previous period.

Why it's important to have a credit history

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Blog | By Francesca Bloor

You’ve probably heard about credit scores, credit ratings and credit checks on the TV and online, but do you feel confident about what they are, and why they’re important?

Half of Moneywise readers worry about their credit or debit card not working

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | News

Half (50%) of Moneywise readers are concerned about their debit or credit cards not working, the results from our latest web poll show.

Eight in 10 drivers miss out on the best car finance deal

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | News

Less than a fifth (18%) of drivers shop around to find the best deal when purchasing their car on finance, research by AA Cars shows.

Debt warning for spendthrift holidaymakers

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | News

Holidaymakers are flying into debt in order to afford a getaway, according to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group’s (CYBG) B banking service.

HSBC credit card users hit by outage - are you affected?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | News

Many HSBC credit card customers have woken this morning and taken to social media to report credit card information missing from their online and in-app banking.

Graduates overpay student loans by almost £600 a year

Monday, 09 July 2018 | News

Students are still overpaying their student loans, by £582 on average, as the government works to rectify issue.

Quiz highlights adults’ lack of financial know-how

Friday, 22 June 2018 | News

A quiz set by mobile phone provider giffgaff has revealed a black hole in most adults’ understanding of personal finance and revealed just how little we know about credit reports, calculating interest and financial jargon.<...>

Visa responds to Treasury Committee over its system failure

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 | News

Card giant Visa has responded to the Treasury Committee’s demand for answers over what went wrong after a Visa system failure on 1 June left customers across Europe unable to make debit or credit card transactions.