Cards & loans

American Express cashback cuts to take effect in January

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

Many American Express credit card customers will see their cashback levels cut from January 2018, the provider has confirmed.

Use of bailiffs by councils jumps in two years

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Local councils are increasingly resorting to using bailiffs as 2.3 million debts were passed on in 2016/17.

Tuition fees repayment threshold to rise to £25,000

Monday, 02 October 2017 | News

Graduates will be able to earn £25,000 a year before they are required to make any payments against their student loan from the 2018/19 academic year, with annual fees being frozen at £9,250.

Students’ credit ratings exposed to housemates’ poor financial choices

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | News

Students heading to university this month are being warned not to set up joint financial products with their housemates as this could negatively affect their access to credit in the future.

First Direct launches cashback offer

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 | News

First Direct has launched a new cashback deal in partnership with Visa, meaning many account holders can earn now money back as they spend with selected retailers.

John Lewis and Waitrose credit card holders hit with increased charges

Friday, 01 September 2017 | News

John Lewis and Waitrose credit card customers with the flagship Partnership Card will be hit with increased interest rates from October.

‘Irresponsible’ credit card providers warned over spiralling consumer debt

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | News

Credit card providers are acting irresponsibly and pushing those with debts into further financial difficulty, according to Citizens Advice.

MBNA axes cashback and rewards credit cards: Where to get the best deals

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 | News

More than 75,000 MBNA credit card customers face losing their rewards points and cashback perks after the provider announced plans to close two card accounts.

Appeal bid launched to reclaim £14bn for Mastercard customers

Monday, 14 August 2017 | News

A fresh bid to claim £14bn for Mastercard customers has today been launched.

Poor credit score to “haunt students” after leaving university

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 | News

A shocking one in five graduates are at risk of credit rejection due to careless financial errors made whilst in university.