Cards & loans

American Express cuts top cashback credit card deals

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | News

American Express has cut the rates on its two best-buy cashback cards for new customers, while existing customers will see the changes take force over the next 18 months, in a move that squeezes shoppers who seek rewards for...

Regulator outlines plans to improve credit cards as millions show signs of problem debts

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 | News

Measures have been proposed by the regulator to prevent more people getting into credit card debt, after its report into the market revealed concerns about “the scale, extent and nature of problem credit card debt, and firms...

Halifax to ditch monthly £5 Clarity card reward

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 | News

Halifax Clarity card customers will soon no longer be able to earn £5 a month in rewards, as the bank is scrapping the scheme following changes to so-called industry “interchange fees”.

Longest ever interest-free balance transfer card launches: but is it worth it?

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 | News

Virgin Money has today launched the longest ever balance-transfer credit card at 41-months 0% interest.

Balance transfer war heats up as Tesco Bank launches fee-free 24-month deal

Friday, 08 July 2016 | News

Tesco Bank has launched a new 24-month fee-free 0% balance transfer card, matching the market-leading deal

Halifax raises the benchmark for 0% balance transfer deals - no interest or fees for two years

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 | News

Borrowers looking to shift their credit card debt can now pay no interest or fees for two years if they sign up for the new Balance Transfer card from Halifax, subject to their credit status.

Bank of England governor hints at summer interest rate cut

Friday, 01 July 2016 | News

The Bank of England is likely to cut interest rates over the summer to cushion the blow to the economy from the Brexit vote, its governor, Mark Carney, has indicated.

Credit cards turn 50

Thursday, 30 June 2016 | News

This week is the 50th anniversary of the first credit card launch in the UK - Barclaycard, which first launched from a boot factory in Northampton on 29 June 1966.

Play your credit cards right

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | News

A recent interim report from the Financial Conduct Authority found most of us (65%) find credit cards fairly easy to understand, but around one in eight people admit they’re struggling.

Short-term loans that won't break the bank

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | Article

In the past decade, much has changed about the way we borrow money. Traditional lenders have become more picky about who they will lend to, and low interest rates have made borrowing much cheaper.