Cards & loans

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.

'Confusing and misleading' personal loan APRs cost consumers £204 million every year

Thursday, 07 June 2018 | News

Borrowers are being misled by teaser headline rates on personal loans, putting their financial wellbeing in jeopardy.

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.