Cards & loans

Pay 0% on balance transfers for 17 months

Thursday, 17 March 2011 | Article

If your bank account is feeling the strain from an indulgent Christmas, you're in luck as Barclaycard has just launched the longest ever 0% balance transfer deal at 17 months.

How to do a 0% balance transfer

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Article

One of the cheapest ways to manage debt is a 0% credit card, which lets you transfer an outstanding balance from an existing card onto a 0% deal for up to 43 months.

Five financial bad habits to ditch today

Monday, 27 July 2015 | Article

1. Stop credit card debt spiralling out of control

Five-minute guide to... IVAs and bankruptcy

Thursday, 30 December 2010 | Article

Nearly 74,000 bankruptcies and individual voluntary arrangements (IVAs) were declared in the first three-quarters of 2010, according to The Insolvency Service.

How best to deal with bankruptcy

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 | Article

Bankruptcy was once a public and deliberately humiliating experience.

Is MBNA guilty of coercing and bullying non payers?

Friday, 17 December 2010 | Article

The CEO of MBNA Europe is having dinner with a top banking executive, and up pops the question, "How's business then?"

Are you living in your overdraft?

Friday, 17 December 2010 | Article

With only just over a week until Christmas, a lot of people (including myself) are finding themselves in the red.

The dangers of balance transfers

Friday, 10 December 2010 | Article

Transferring £6,500 worth of expensive credit card debt to a new provider offering a 0% interest rate makes sense, doesn't it? It would seem that by slashing the interest you pay on your debts there's nothing to lose.

Bankrupts to pay more under coalition government

Friday, 03 December 2010 | Article

As from 1 December thousands of consumers made bankrupt in the UK will have to pay more towards the cost of the administration of their affairs through Income Payment Agreements (IPAs).

Choose the right credit card for you

Wednesday, 02 March 2011 | Article

We are a nation of credit card junkies: more than £132 billion was spent using credit cards in 2009, despite an average interest rate of a whopping 18.9%, according to Moneyfacts.