Cards & loans

Deal of the week: Get your credit score for free

Thursday, 15 September 2016 | News

Thanks to a new free service from Experian, everyone in the UK can now check their credit scores with the three main credit agencies without paying a penny.

£14bn damages claim filed against MasterCard by former chief ombudsman

Friday, 09 September 2016 | News

A £14 billion damages claim has been filed against MasterCard by the former chief ombudsman of the Financial Ombudsman Services.

Debt problems hit record high

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 | News

The number of people seeking help with debt problems has hit a record high already in 2016, according to new research from StepChange.

Earn a £60 gift card with the new MBNA card – but can you do better elsewhere?

Tuesday, 06 September 2016 | News

Shoppers can earn £60 in vouchers with a new cashback credit card that’s launched this week.

Asda launches 2% cashback credit card, but is it any good?

Monday, 05 September 2016 | News

Asda has launched a new cashback credit card, paying up to 2% interest on certain spending, though people considering the card will need to decide if it’s worth the £3 monthly fee.

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