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Talk Money Week: nearly half of UK adults are hiding more than £4,000 of debt from their family and friends

Millions of adults in the UK could be sitting on a secret debt mountain that they are hiding from their family and friends, new research shows.

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Interest-free balance transfer credit card deals plummet to record lows

Credit card lenders are tightening their interest-free offers, potentially increasing the problems for those stuck in persistent debt.

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Problem debt costing taxpayers £250 million a year

The growing level of problem debt is costing taxpayers almost a quarter of a billion pounds every year as well as having wider economic consequences, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

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New credit card comparison service will give consumers 'real APR'

Credit check agency Experian is launching a new comparison service feature that will give consumers the real rate they are charged when applying for a credit card.

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Scam watch: card fraud soars to more than £2bn

More than £2 billion has been stolen from UK credit and debit cards in the past 12 months, an increase of 38% on the previous period.

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Why it's important to have a credit history

You’ve probably heard about credit scores, credit ratings and credit checks on the TV and online, but do you feel confident about what they are, and why they’re important?

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Don’t be left rudderless abroad this summer: Arm yourself with the cheapest travel money

Whether you’re jetting off to sunnier skies or setting sail on a summer sojourn, using a specialist overseas card is the best way to keep your costs down. Here are Moneywise’s best buys.

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Debt warning for spendthrift holidaymakers

Holidaymakers are flying into debt in order to afford a getaway, according to Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group’s (CYBG) B banking service.

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HSBC credit card users hit by outage - are you affected?

Many HSBC credit card customers have woken this morning and taken to social media to report credit card information missing from their online and in-app banking.

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Beware the rise of the subscription model

The perceived wisdom that millennials favour paying for everything by subscription has become a ubiquitous feature of millennial spending habits..

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