Cards & loans

Visa questioned by MPs over ‘deeply worrying’ outage

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 | News

Card giant Visa has been questioned by the Treasury Committee following a hardware failure on 1 June, which left consumers across Europe unable to make debit and credit card payments.

Half of Moneywise readers use credit cards for the perks

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | News

Moneywise readers are savvy when it comes to using credit cards, with more than half saying they use them for perks.

Complaints about consumer credit rise by 40%

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 | News

Consumers continue to voice more complaints about credit products and services, with the number of complaints rising 40% year-on-year according to arbitration body the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Two in five Moneywise readers mainly use credit cards abroad

Friday, 25 May 2018 | News

People living in the UK make some 70 million visits overseas every year, many of them holiday trips, spending a massive £43.8 billion according to Office for National Statistics analysis.

Barclaycard offers ticket perks to gig and festival fans

Monday, 21 May 2018 | News

Regular concert-goers may want to consider getting a Barclaycard credit card, thanks to a set of new perks.

How far can you fly on an airline card?

Friday, 18 May 2018 | Article

Jetsetters looking to maximise returns on their spending might want to consider using an airline credit card to accrue rewards.

Cashless payments: the pros and cons of going digital

Monday, 30 April 2018 | Article

“The writing looks to be on the wall for 1p and 2p coins,” wrote one personal finance analyst after the government published a call for evidence on the future of cash and digital payments in its Spring Statement.

A quarter of new parents get into debt

Friday, 27 April 2018 | News

Parents are racking up £2,700 in debt as they struggle to make ends meet while on maternity or paternity leave. 

Government targets loan sharks

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 | News

A crackdown on loan sharks will tackle unlawful lending and increase support for victims. 

FCA warns over rising loan scams

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 | News

Borrowers are being urged to be on alert after victims lost £3.5 million to loan scams in 2017.