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Image for article: New year advice recommends balance transfers

New year advice recommends balance transfers

2 Jan 2009

New advice has been offered on how best to survive the recession in the early part of 2009, with one tip being to consider transferring your credit card balance.. Read more...

Image for article: Crunch causes spending cut, says Alliance & Leicester

Crunch causes spending cut, says Alliance & Leicester

11 Dec 2008

The ongoing effects of the credit crunch have kept saving at the top of Brits\' monetary agenda, according to a study by Alliance & Leicester. Read more...


Image for article: VAT cut 'contributes little' to spending spike

VAT cut 'contributes little' to spending spike

17 Dec 2008

The 2.5 per cent reduction in value added tax (VAT) announced by chancellor of the exchequer Alistair Darling in November has done little to contribute to the recent rise in consumer spending, according to a sector commentator. Read more...


Image for article: Apacs: Faster Payments Service reaches 3.9m transactions

Apacs: Faster Payments Service reaches 3.9m transactions

31 Dec 2008

The new Faster Payments System introduced by Apacs this year has reached a new peak and processed over 3.9 million transactions in one day. Read more...


Image for article: People inherit spending habits from parents, says study

People inherit spending habits from parents, says study

5 Jan 2009

Consumers who shop until they drop with their credit cards during the January sales get their spending habits from their parents, new research has suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Everyone is shopping online this Christmas

Everyone is shopping online this Christmas

12 Dec 2008

More than half of Christmas shoppers plan to buy their gifts online this year rather than brave the high street, a survey shows. Read more...


Image for article: Use your credit card to get simple refunds

Use your credit card to get simple refunds

19 Nov 2008

Sales are expected to be down this Christmas and the Bank of England has announced that we are officially in a recession. As a result, high street shops aren’t hiring as many new members of festive sales staff as usual and a lot of stores are trying to find new ways to save money. Read more...


Image for article: Escape interest by transferring your balance

Escape interest by transferring your balance

20 Nov 2008

The Association of Payment Clearing services (APACS) has revealed some interesting statistics as we approach the festive season. APACS has stated that before and during the Christmas period up to £11 billion will be spent on credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards could really help this Christmas

Credit cards could really help this Christmas

12 Nov 2008

Among a flurry of warnings by financial experts about spending too much on our credit cards this Christmas we’re also being told that spending on our credit cards could actually be rewarding. Read more...


Image for article: Diamond studded credit card launches

Diamond studded credit card launches

10 Nov 2008

Back in the late eighties flashing a bit of plastic was a sure fire way to show off your status, it was on a par with those ugly, brick sized mobile phones. Read more...


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Take advantage "of all the benefits" with credit cards

12 Jan 2009

If consumers use their credit cards wisely, they have the potential to take advantage of "all the benefits" they offer, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: "Putting pen to paper" the first step for money management

"Putting pen to paper" the first step for money management

12 Jan 2009

People keen to start the new year on a firm financial footing should start by "putting pen to paper", according to a sector commentator. Read more...


Image for article: Equifax: Do not cut up your credit cards

Equifax: Do not cut up your credit cards

21 Jan 2009

Credit card customers feeling the pinch as a result of the ongoing effects of the global economic slowdown should not reach for the scissors, they have been advised. Read more...


Image for article: Should Michelle Obama get her credit card out?

Should Michelle Obama get her credit card out?

23 Jan 2009

Questions as to whether Michelle Obama should shop until she drops using her credit cards, or borrow clothing and accessories like a celebrity have been raised. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card customers 'could save the economy'

Credit card customers 'could save the economy'

27 Jan 2009

Credit card customers could be some of the key players in helping to revive the country\'s economy, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Rapper has 5 credit cards declined

Rapper has 5 credit cards declined

28 Jan 2009

Rapper Fabolous may have been left feeling a little red-faced after not one, not two, not even three of his credit cards were declined at a venue in Atlanta. Read more...


Image for article: Store covers cost of credit card error

Store covers cost of credit card error

29 Jan 2009

The importance of remembering to check credit card statements has been reinforced by an incident involving H&M. Read more...


Image for article: Use credit cards 'for appropriate purchases'

Use credit cards 'for appropriate purchases'

30 Jan 2009

Credit card customers have been advised to make certain they use their cards for appropriate purchases. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers 'acting greener as a result of the crunch'

Consumers 'acting greener as a result of the crunch'

13 Feb 2009

Uncertain economic times are leading many people to look towards more environmentally-friendly products, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: People still 'splashing out for Valentines'

People still 'splashing out for Valentines'

17 Feb 2009

Credit card users are still treating loved ones to presents on Valentine\'s Day, despite the current economic climate, according to new research. Read more...


Image for article: Timely bill payments 'help credit rating'

Timely bill payments 'help credit rating'

18 Feb 2009

Making bill payments on time helps your credit rating, according to a finance website. Read more...


Image for article: Oscars stars undeterred by credit crunch

Oscars stars undeterred by credit crunch

23 Feb 2009

Attendees and organisers at last night\'s Oscars extravaganza showed no signs of having relegated their credit cards to the top draw. Read more...


Image for article: Opera star learns benefits of credit cards

Opera star learns benefits of credit cards

25 Feb 2009

Singing sensation Lesley Garrett has spoken out about the advantages of paying with plastic. Read more...


Image for article: Over 40% 'would make mobile credit card payments'

Over 40% 'would make mobile credit card payments'

26 Feb 2009

Over 40% of the respondents to an Ingenico survey would make credit card or bank payments via a mobile phone, it has been revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Brits 'still spending' on holidays

Brits 'still spending' on holidays

26 Feb 2009

Cash-strapped Brits are refusing to let the economic downturn spoil their fun this summer, with the vast majority still hoping for a holiday. Read more...


Image for article: Businesses benefit from calculator tool

Businesses benefit from calculator tool

27 Feb 2009

A new credit card processing calculator has been hailed a good way to help firms find out if they are enjoying the best rates possible. Read more...


Image for article: Parents count the cost of teen lifestyles

Parents count the cost of teen lifestyles

2 Mar 2009

New research has shown teenagers need an average of £9,000 annually to keep up with their peers. Read more...


Image for article: Cash-back rewards 'key' for saving money

Cash-back rewards 'key' for saving money

3 Mar 2009

An expert has advised credit card users that opting for cash-back rewards on purchases is a good way of saving money. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users must take control of their finances, charity says

Credit card users must take control of their finances, charity says

5 Mar 2009

A charity set up to advise people in financial difficulty has urged credit card holders to use the plastic payment responsibly. Read more...


Image for article: Gok admits extravagant spending habits

Gok admits extravagant spending habits

10 Mar 2009

Celebrity stylist Gok Wan has revealed he finds it difficult to curb his spending. Read more...


Image for article: Harman offers credit card advice

Harman offers credit card advice

10 Mar 2009

Labour\'s deputy leader has launched a new website giving women advice on how to manage their credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers look to spend more on leisure time

Consumers look to spend more on leisure time

11 Mar 2009

Credit card holders are "sticking two fingers up at the recession" and looking to increase the amount of money they spend on leisure, an expert says. Read more...


Image for article: Jackson tickets prompt global splurge

Jackson tickets prompt global splurge

13 Mar 2009

Music fans have had their credit cards at the ready today (March 13th) as a second wave of Michael Jackson tickets go on sale. Read more...


Image for article: Deep Purple star reveals preference for Visa credit card

Deep Purple star reveals preference for Visa credit card

17 Mar 2009

Singer Ian Gillan has admitted he prefers spending on credit card to cash or cheque. Read more...


Image for article: Cardholders encouraged to take control of borrowing

Cardholders encouraged to take control of borrowing

20 Mar 2009

Credit cardholders have been reminded "you are the expert of your own situation" when it comes to borrowing and spending. Read more...


Image for article: Property investor reaps benefits of credit card protection

Property investor reaps benefits of credit card protection

23 Mar 2009

A Dorset man has been held up as a good example of the security benefits afforded by credit card payments. Read more...


Image for article: BRC calls for credit card changes

BRC calls for credit card changes

24 Mar 2009

The British Retail Consortium (RBC) is lobbying for a change in the way credit cards are charged. Read more...


Image for article: Collins: 'Card allows me to keep track of spending'

Collins: 'Card allows me to keep track of spending'

25 Mar 2009

Actress and author Joan Collins has hailed credit cards for helping her detail exactly how much she has spent. Read more...


Image for article: Nokia moves towards mobile payment scheme

Nokia moves towards mobile payment scheme

27 Mar 2009

Phone giant Nokia has invested in mobile payments with a stake in US firm Obopay. Read more...


Image for article: Cardholders to benefit from mobile flower service

Cardholders to benefit from mobile flower service

27 Mar 2009

Credit card holders can now buy bouquets of flowers directly from their mobile phone thanks to a new service from Interflora. Read more...


Image for article: Women can 'blame biology' for spending sprees

Women can 'blame biology' for spending sprees

31 Mar 2009

A new study suggests women may have a biological excuse when it comes to over-exercising their credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Magazine questions menstrual spending link

Magazine questions menstrual spending link

3 Apr 2009

An editor from women\'s magazine Cosmopolitan has disputed suggestions female shoppers are more prone to over-use credit cards in the days leading up to their period. Read more...


Image for article: First Lady's London fashion prompts shopping frenzy

First Lady's London fashion prompts shopping frenzy

6 Apr 2009

Michelle Obama\'s wardrobe on a recent state visit to London has prompted a credit card splurge on identical clothing items back in America. Read more...


Image for article: Grand National spending splurge revealed

Grand National spending splurge revealed

7 Apr 2009

Cash, debit and credit cards were out in force last Saturday (April 4th) as estimates published this week reveal the enormous sum wagered on Grand National horses. Read more...


Image for article: BRC disputes VAT spending claims

BRC disputes VAT spending claims

15 Apr 2009

Claims that VAT cuts have seen more and more British consumers reaching for their debit and credit cards have been challenged by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Read more...


Image for article: Dinner services among writer's greatest extravagances

Dinner services among writer's greatest extravagances

16 Apr 2009

Author Josephine Cox has confessed her major spending splurge - buying dinner services. Read more...


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Titanium credit card "fantastically sexy" says Amanda Holden

20 Apr 2009

Amanda Holden has a "fantastically sexy" titanium credit card - great for slapping down in snooty shops, she has revealed to the Sunday Times. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'must follow guidelines'

Credit card holders 'must follow guidelines'

23 Apr 2009

Credit card holders should stick to the rules, financial expert Cliff D\'Arcy has advised. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards 'to pay for taxis'

Credit cards 'to pay for taxis'

24 Apr 2009

People in Essex are now able to use their credit card to pay for taxi rides. Read more...


Image for article: Using credit cards 'could save householders money'

Using credit cards 'could save householders money'

29 Apr 2009

Paying by credit card could save UK householders money according to American Express. Read more...


Image for article: 5% of 18-34 year olds 'will use credit card or loan for home improvements'

5% of 18-34 year olds 'will use credit card or loan for home improvements'

29 Apr 2009

A total of five per cent of 18-34 year olds intend to use a credit card or take out a loan to pay for home improvements, a study reveals today. Read more...


Image for article: Paula Radcliffe has American Express and Visa debit card

Paula Radcliffe has American Express and Visa debit card

1 May 2009

Paula Radcliffe enjoys checking her credit card statements each month, the British runner has revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Condé Nast MD 'has two credit cards'

Condé Nast MD 'has two credit cards'

5 May 2009

The managing director of Condé Nast in Britain has revealed he uses two American Express cards to keep his business and personal accounts apart. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers are relying on their credit cards, says expert

Consumers are relying on their credit cards, says expert

5 May 2009

People are falling back on their credit cards rather than using other financial products, according to the head of personal finance at fool.co.uk. Read more...


Image for article: One per cent of UK credit card holders 'own a secret card'

One per cent of UK credit card holders 'own a secret card'

6 May 2009

There are more than 200,000 secret credit cards in the UK, according to research by Halifax. Read more...


Image for article: Parents must teach children about money, says expert

Parents must teach children about money, says expert

8 May 2009

Children should be taught where credit card cash comes from, according to a former Wall Street figure. Read more...


Image for article: Nurses use credit cards to help them manage their finances

Nurses use credit cards to help them manage their finances

12 May 2009

Credit cards are used by many nurses to make ends meet, according to research by LV=. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card payment technology for teenagers launched

Credit card payment technology for teenagers launched

19 May 2009

Lack of credit card was the reason cited by 40% of teenagers in a US study for not buying online. Read more...


Image for article: Decreased inflation 'a bit of a boon to consumers'

Decreased inflation 'a bit of a boon to consumers'

22 May 2009

Many people may experience the benefit of the falling cost of living and could have more money to spend, according to an economist at the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Read more...


Image for article: Darren Gough and partner 'use a Mastercard and debit card'

Darren Gough and partner 'use a Mastercard and debit card'

26 May 2009

Former England cricketer Darren Gough has revealed he has a shared bank account with his partner Anna because she is better at managing money than he. Read more...


Image for article: Murray Walker: I have three credit cards

Murray Walker: I have three credit cards

29 May 2009

Motor racing commentator Murray Walker has revealed that he has three credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Over £20 billion spent on used cars in 6 months, says credit card provider

Over £20 billion spent on used cars in 6 months, says credit card provider

1 Jun 2009

Credit card provider Sainsbury\'s Finance has revealed that over £20 billion will be spent in the UK on second-hand cars in the six months leading up to August. Read more...


Image for article: Bookmaker Victor Chandler 'uses an Allied Irish Banks credit card'

Bookmaker Victor Chandler 'uses an Allied Irish Banks credit card'

2 Jun 2009

Bookmaker Victor Chandler, chairman of Victor Chandler International, has revealed that he keeps a credit card in his front pocket from Allied Irish Banks. Read more...


Image for article: 'Over 2 in 5 women have been put off dentists because of cost'

'Over 2 in 5 women have been put off dentists because of cost'

16 Jun 2009

According to the UK\'s largest supermarket bank, 45% of women have been put off going to the dentist because of the cost. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card customers have increased leisure spending, says Virgin Money

Credit card customers have increased leisure spending, says Virgin Money

18 Jun 2009

Credit card customers are spending more money on going out, according to a study by Virgin Money Credit Card. Read more...


Image for article: 'Positive signs beginning to show in sales sector'

'Positive signs beginning to show in sales sector'

18 Jun 2009

The total sales volume of items such as clothes, shoes and textiles was up in the three months to May, statistics have shown. Read more...


Image for article: Tesco: 33% of credit card holders will not change habits

Tesco: 33% of credit card holders will not change habits

25 Jun 2009

One in three credit card users do not plan to alter their credit card spending habits, according to new research. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card advice: Don't over commit

Credit card advice: Don't over commit

1 Jul 2009

The Yorkshire Post has come to the aid of one individual who is struggling to clear their debts and is simply meeting their minimum bill repayments. Read more...


Image for article: Spending 'focused on essential items'

Spending 'focused on essential items'

14 Jul 2009

Consumers are focusing their spending on essential items, according to the British Retail Consortium. Read more...


Image for article: One in two Brits 'prefer to use debit or credit cards when spending over £5'

One in two Brits 'prefer to use debit or credit cards when spending over £5'

17 Jul 2009

Over half of Brits prefer to use their debit and credit cards instead of cash when spending more than £5, a new study has found. Read more...


Image for article: Debit and credit card charges 'must be made clear'

Debit and credit card charges 'must be made clear'

17 Jul 2009

Charges for using payment cards, which could include debit and credit cards, need to be made clear to customers by airlines, according to the Office of Fair Trading. Read more...


Image for article: Debit or credit card 'used by two-thirds of Brits for weekly supermarket shop'

Debit or credit card 'used by two-thirds of Brits for weekly supermarket shop'

20 Jul 2009

Two-thirds of Brits prefer to pay for their weekly supermarket shop by debit or credit card, new research has revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users struggling to make payments 'should set a budget'

Credit card users struggling to make payments 'should set a budget'

28 Jul 2009

Credit card holders who are using one credit card to pay off another should make a strict, honest budget to help set out their finances, according to advice from the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS). Read more...


Image for article: Those anticipating an income drop 'should seek advice sooner rather than later'

Those anticipating an income drop 'should seek advice sooner rather than later'

3 Aug 2009

Some credit card users may be interested in advice from the Money Advice Trust that those anticipating a drop in income should seek financial advice as soon as possible. Read more...


Image for article: 'Brits would rather give up spending on holidays than mobile phones'

'Brits would rather give up spending on holidays than mobile phones'

6 Aug 2009

Brits would prioritise spending money on communication technology over holidays and eating out, according to a new report. Read more...


Image for article: The new place to shop 'could be social networking sites'

The new place to shop 'could be social networking sites'

10 Aug 2009

Social networking sites could be the latest place to shop, it has been revealed. Read more...


Image for article: 'Paying by credit card is the best form of protection against not receiving goods'

'Paying by credit card is the best form of protection against not receiving goods'

10 Aug 2009

Credit cards are the best form of protection when paying for goods in advance, according to advice from Consumer Focus. Read more...


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Credit card surcharges for parking fines are "unlawful", says campaigner

13 Aug 2009

Credit card surcharges on penalty parking fees has been called branded as illegal by a campaigner, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: Almost 2m Brits 'keep extravagant purchases from their partner'

Almost 2m Brits 'keep extravagant purchases from their partner'

18 Aug 2009

According to research from credit card provider Sainsbury\'s Finance, almost two million Brits admit to not telling their spouse about extravagant purchases. Read more...


Image for article: 'Students should learn that credit card debts are different from student loans'

'Students should learn that credit card debts are different from student loans'

20 Aug 2009

Students should be taught that credit card debts and overdrafts are different from student loans, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: 'Staycations are popular this summer as people choose to save money'

'Staycations are popular this summer as people choose to save money'

21 Aug 2009

Many people are choosing to save money by staying in the UK for their summer holiday, called a staycation, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: 'Live on your credit card ' first-time buyers are advised

'Live on your credit card ' first-time buyers are advised

26 Aug 2009

Those who are looking to get on the property ladder have been told to live on their credit card by an independent mortgage advisor, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: Brits 'should make sure they are spending wisely over the bank holiday'

Brits 'should make sure they are spending wisely over the bank holiday'

27 Aug 2009

Brits planning to go away to enjoy the last bank holiday before Christmas should make sure they are spending their money wisely, according to advice from credit card provider Abbey. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards key money management tool for over-50s

Credit cards key money management tool for over-50s

2 Sep 2009

Credit cards are a key money management tool for the over-50s, according to new research. Read more...


Image for article: 'Cheque users must be taught alternative payment methods when cheques are phased out'

'Cheque users must be taught alternative payment methods when cheques are phased out'

18 Sep 2009

People who use cheques must be taught how to use alternative payment methods - which could include debit and credit cards - if cheques are phased out, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Online shopping 'will become increasingly important'

Online shopping 'will become increasingly important'

28 Sep 2009

Online shopping is set to become more and more important, according to a leading industry-focused management consulting firm. Read more...


Image for article: 'Online clothes shopping is gaining popularity'

'Online clothes shopping is gaining popularity'

1 Oct 2009

Shopping for clothing online – using debit or credit cards for payment – is becoming increasingly popular, according to a leading authority on retailing in the UK. Read more...


Image for article: Number of 'savvy shoppers' in UK 'has increased'

Number of 'savvy shoppers' in UK 'has increased'

8 Oct 2009

There has been a real growth in the number of \'savvy shoppers\' who shop online using their debit or credit card rather than hitting the high street, or who go to the shops on their own instead of with friends or family, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Debit and credit card holders 'could save huge amounts of money by shopping online'

Debit and credit card holders 'could save huge amounts of money by shopping online'

16 Oct 2009

Shopping online using debit and credit cards can save consumers a huge amount of money, according to a magazine about issues affecting the internet today. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers 'are gaining confidence about shopping online using debit and credit cards'

Consumers 'are gaining confidence about shopping online using debit and credit cards'

4 Nov 2009

Technology such as CardSecure has helped people to feel more secure when shopping online using a debit or credit card, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'could save money by following simple rules'

Credit card holders 'could save money by following simple rules'

5 Nov 2009

Credit card holders could follow a series of simple steps to paying more on their credit card bills, a national newspaper has stated. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers 'are likely to hit the shops again this Christmas'

Consumers 'are likely to hit the shops again this Christmas'

11 Nov 2009

Consumers have had enough of cutting back on spending after "12 months of depravation" and are likely to spend more this Christmas using payment methods such as debit and credit cards, according to a retail research organisation. Read more...


Image for article: Consumers looking for credit cards for Christmas shopping 'should act soon'

Consumers looking for credit cards for Christmas shopping 'should act soon'

18 Nov 2009

It is advisable for consumers looking for credit cards this Christmas to move quickly, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: UK online shoppers 'have higher expectations than those in the US'

UK online shoppers 'have higher expectations than those in the US'

24 Nov 2009

Online shoppers in the UK, who use credit cards or other payment methods to buy goods from websites, have higher expectations than online shoppers in the USA, a clothes designer has suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Postal strikes 'have not significantly affected e-shoppers'

Postal strikes 'have not significantly affected e-shoppers'

1 Dec 2009

The number of people choosing to shop online using a debit or credit card rather than hitting the high street does not seem to have been significantly affected by the Royal Mail strikes it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Shoppers 'head online for Christmas'

Shoppers 'head online for Christmas'

2 Dec 2009

Shoppers looking to make the most of any discounts ahead of the Christmas period should head online, a report claims. Read more...


Image for article: Parents 'could save money using Egg Money World MasterCard this Christmas'

Parents 'could save money using Egg Money World MasterCard this Christmas'

9 Dec 2009

The Egg Money World MasterCard could be an ideal solution for families planning to spend money on entertaining the children this year, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Barclays: Shoppers 'likely to spend record amounts on high street this Christmas'

Barclays: Shoppers 'likely to spend record amounts on high street this Christmas'

11 Dec 2009

Shoppers are expected to spend record amounts on their debit and credit cards this Christmas on the UK\'s high streets, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Halifax All in One credit card 'could offer sales shopping benefits'

Halifax All in One credit card 'could offer sales shopping benefits'

23 Dec 2009

Consumers looking for a credit card to hit the sales later this month may want to consider the Halifax All in One credit card, as it offers 0% on purchases for nine months. Read more...


Image for article: Sainsbury's credit cards: 19% of adults will do last-minute festive shopping

Sainsbury's credit cards: 19% of adults will do last-minute festive shopping

24 Dec 2009

A total of 19% of adults have left their Christmas shopping until last minute, according to Sainsbury\'s credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Sainsbury's credit cards: £246 million spent last-minute shopping on credit cards

Sainsbury's credit cards: £246 million spent last-minute shopping on credit cards

24 Dec 2009

A total of £246 million is likely to be spent using credit cards to do last-minute shopping this year, according to Sainsbury\'s credit cards. Read more...


Image for article: Credit card holders 'may want to purchase large items before VAT increase'

Credit card holders 'may want to purchase large items before VAT increase'

24 Dec 2009

Debit and credit card holders planning to buy big-ticket items in the near future may want to consider making the purchase before January 1st. Read more...


Image for article: News for credit card holders: Sales may not reach 2008 levels

News for credit card holders: Sales may not reach 2008 levels

24 Dec 2009

Those planning to hit the sales this year with their debit or credit card may find there are fewer bargains available than in 2008, it has been reported. Read more...


Image for article: Barclaycard: Credit card spending at supermarkets 'increased this Christmas'

Barclaycard: Credit card spending at supermarkets 'increased this Christmas'

24 Dec 2009

Credit card spending in supermarkets, service stations and department stores increased this year in comparison to 2008 levels, according to Barclaycard. Read more...


Image for article: Barclaycard and orange launch new credit card

Barclaycard and orange launch new credit card

8 Jan 2010

Contactless credit cards can now be used at more than 20,000 retailers and there are five million of this type of card in use in the UK. Read more...


Image for article: 'Bad' credit card debts double to £1.6bn

'Bad' credit card debts double to £1.6bn

19 Jan 2010

Banks are having to write off record levels of \'bad debts\' on their credit cards, Bank of England figures have revealed. Read more...


Image for article: Britney Spears 'uses bodyguard's credit card'

Britney Spears 'uses bodyguard's credit card'

21 Jan 2010

Britney Spears reportedly used her bodyguard\'s credit card to buy two pairs of boots, but was given a hard time by a shop clerk because the name on the card did not match her signature. Read more...


Image for article: New MasterCard feature gives customers greater control over spending

New MasterCard feature gives customers greater control over spending

22 Jan 2010

A new Barclaycard MasterCard feature allows users to control the amounts they spend, and receive real-time information about their accounts. Read more...


Image for article: 12m Brits use credit cards for essential purchases

12m Brits use credit cards for essential purchases

22 Jan 2010

A growing number of cardholders are using credit cards to pay for essential day-to-day living, figures released by the Post Office have revealed. Read more...


Image for article: World Cup fans 'may want to consider the Virgin Money credit card'

World Cup fans 'may want to consider the Virgin Money credit card'

27 Jan 2010

Football fans planning to follow their team to the World Cup this year may want to consider spreading the cost of the trip using a Virgin Money credit card, the card supplier has suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards 'to be used for Severn Bridge toll'

Credit cards 'to be used for Severn Bridge toll'

28 Jan 2010

It is likely motorists will be able to use credit cards to pay tolls on the Severn Bridge, it has been suggested. Read more...


Image for article: Report: One in two Brits prefer contactless credit cards to cash

Report: One in two Brits prefer contactless credit cards to cash

1 Sep 2011

Visa Europe reports shows that 58 per cent of credit card users preferred contactless cards over cash if they were in a rush Read more...


Image for article: Paying by credit card is a 'no-brainer'

Paying by credit card is a 'no-brainer'

1 Sep 2011

Expert claims paying with a credit card offers a range of benefits such as payment insurance and a period of free credit Read more...


Image for article: University students urged to focus on credit card APR rates

University students urged to focus on credit card APR rates

2 Sep 2011

Students can get distracted by gimmicks, says expert Read more...


Image for article: UK interest rates held at 0.5%

UK interest rates held at 0.5%

10 Sep 2011

Bank chooses to keep base rate at 0.5 per cent Read more...


Image for article: Second credit card can 'boost' credit score

Second credit card can 'boost' credit score

10 Sep 2011

Brits advised not to be put off applying for a second card Read more...


Image for article: Interest rates could remain at 0.5% until 2013

Interest rates could remain at 0.5% until 2013

5 Oct 2011

Expert predicts interest rates are unlikely to increase for a long time Read more...


Image for article:  Credit cards are 'very useful financial tools'

Credit cards are 'very useful financial tools'

8 Oct 2011

Expert advises most adults to have at least a couple of cards in their wallet Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users urged to learn which transactions are treated as 'cash'

Credit card users urged to learn which transactions are treated as 'cash'

12 Oct 2011

Gambling transactions and purchasing foreign currency can be treated as 'cash' transactions Read more...


Image for article: Use credit cards to spread the cost of expensive items

Use credit cards to spread the cost of expensive items

18 Oct 2011

UK consumers urged to use cards to spread the cost of expensive purchases over a period of months Read more...


Image for article: Always pay back 'more than the minimum' on your credit card

Always pay back 'more than the minimum' on your credit card

18 Oct 2011

Debt can last years if credit card users are only paying the minimum, warns expert Read more...


Image for article: Expert: Apply for a special travel credit card for your holidays

Expert: Apply for a special travel credit card for your holidays

18 Oct 2011

Specialist credit cards offer better foreign exchange fees, says expert Read more...


Image for article: Brits cut back on spending

Brits cut back on spending

21 Oct 2011

A new survey reveals Britons are spending less on their partners in an effort to save money Read more...


Image for article: Report: Credit card lending rises in September

Report: Credit card lending rises in September

2 Nov 2011

Credit card lending surged by £0.2 billion in September Read more...


Image for article: 'More innovation' needed in UK credit card market

'More innovation' needed in UK credit card market

8 Nov 2011

Providers urged to stop focusing on balance transfer rates Read more...


Image for article: First time buyers turning to credit card to fund deposit

First time buyers turning to credit card to fund deposit

9 Nov 2011

Ten per cent of first time buyers are intending to borrow money on credit cards and apply for bank loans to fund their deposit Read more...


Image for article: Young workers urged to take advantage of eligible benefits

Young workers urged to take advantage of eligible benefits

10 Nov 2011

Young professionals who have seen their income fall should ensure they are taking advantage of benefits Read more...


Image for article: Britons in debt urged not to 'suffer in silence'

Britons in debt urged not to 'suffer in silence'

11 Nov 2011

UK consumers urged to seek advice from a debt charity if they are in financial difficulty Read more...


Image for article: Interest rates held at 0.5%

Interest rates held at 0.5%

14 Nov 2011

Bank also opts against extending its quantitative easing scheme Read more...


Image for article: Brits turn to credit cards as inflation continues to bite

Brits turn to credit cards as inflation continues to bite

18 Nov 2011

Nearly half of all UK households are paying for essentials with their credit card Read more...


Image for article: Seek help 'sooner rather than later' to avoid personal insolvency

Seek help 'sooner rather than later' to avoid personal insolvency

18 Nov 2011

Brits urged to seek help if they are in financial trouble Read more...


Image for article: Credit card users looking to curb Christmas spending

Credit card users looking to curb Christmas spending

19 Nov 2011

A quarter of Brits are planning to embrace the 'Secret Santa' approach to buying presents Read more...


Image for article: Set aside a 'rainy day' savings pot

Set aside a 'rainy day' savings pot

22 Nov 2011

Brits urged to set aside a savings pot of between three and six months expenditure Read more...


Image for article: Brits urged to 'take control' of their finances

Brits urged to 'take control' of their finances

23 Nov 2011

Credit card holders should not bury their head in the sand when it comes to finances Read more...


Image for article: 2.5m Brits to switch credit card deal once interest-free period ends

2.5m Brits to switch credit card deal once interest-free period ends

23 Nov 2011

Brits planning to switch cards once interest-free period on balance transfers and purchases expires Read more...


Image for article: Ask for a temporary increase in your overdraft limit this Christmas

Ask for a temporary increase in your overdraft limit this Christmas

24 Nov 2011

Avoid charges for going over your overdraft limit, says expert Read more...


Image for article: Start saving by setting up a standing order

Start saving by setting up a standing order

24 Nov 2011

Help kick-start your saving with a regular standing order Read more...


Image for article: Start saving now for Christmas 2012

Start saving now for Christmas 2012

25 Nov 2011

Consumers will have a good idea of how much money they have to save for next year Read more...


Image for article: Shop online to reduce the cost of Christmas

Shop online to reduce the cost of Christmas

30 Nov 2011

Brits can find bargains online, says financial expert Read more...


Image for article: Record online Christmas shopping figures expected this year

Record online Christmas shopping figures expected this year

30 Nov 2011

UK credit card holders poised to spend big online this year, says Axa Read more...


Image for article: Brits to turn to credit cards to fund Christmas spending

Brits to turn to credit cards to fund Christmas spending

30 Nov 2011

A total of 16 per cent of UK consumers will rely on credit cards for the majority of their spending over the festive period, says Which? Read more...


Image for article: Use a rewards credit card to pay for 'festive extras'

Use a rewards credit card to pay for 'festive extras'

1 Dec 2011

UK consumers are set to spend around £10.2 billion on 'seasonal trimmings' such as festive drinks, work parties and travel Read more...


Image for article: Borrowing from loan sharks for Christmas spending is the 'fast-track' to ruin

Borrowing from loan sharks for Christmas spending is the 'fast-track' to ruin

30 Nov 2011

Brits urged to live within their means this Christmas Read more...


Image for article: Over 30m Brits set to buy Christmas presents online

Over 30m Brits set to buy Christmas presents online

2 Dec 2011

Survey shows that 65 per cent of UK adults intend to use the internet to buy gifts this Christmas Read more...


Image for article: Britons urged to stay safe shopping online this Christmas

Britons urged to stay safe shopping online this Christmas

5 Dec 2011

Survey shows some Brits do not take any precautions to protect themselves when shopping online Read more...


Image for article: Brits spent £19m an hour on Cyber Monday

Brits spent £19m an hour on Cyber Monday

7 Dec 2011

UK consumers spent a total £456 million on 5th December Read more...


Image for article: Use a credit card to beat overseas postal deadlines this Christmas

Use a credit card to beat overseas postal deadlines this Christmas

7 Dec 2011

UK credit card holders can still get gifts to loved ones abroad if they order the goods from foreign websites Read more...


Image for article: Brits should lookout for fake sites when shopping online this Christmas

Brits should lookout for fake sites when shopping online this Christmas

8 Dec 2011

Consumers urged to be cautions before entering their credit card details into unfamiliar sites Read more...


Image for article: 0% credit cards can help Brits tackle debt

0% credit cards can help Brits tackle debt

12 Dec 2011

Cards are a prudent way to pay down debt, claims independent financial advisory firm Read more...


Image for article: Brits implored not to get into debt this Christmas

Brits implored not to get into debt this Christmas

14 Dec 2011

The chief executive of the Mothers’ Union charity urges Brits not to get into debt this Christmas Read more...


Image for article: Brits to spend most on children this Christmas

Brits to spend most on children this Christmas

14 Dec 2011

UK parents are planning to spend an average of £104 on each child, according to More Than Read more...


Image for article: Third of Brits leave Christmas shopping to last minute

Third of Brits leave Christmas shopping to last minute

19 Dec 2011

32 per cent of consumers only complete their Christmas shopping in the last available week Read more...


Image for article: UK households £500 worse off in 2011

UK households £500 worse off in 2011

20 Dec 2011

Bank of England survey shows that British households have around £46 less a month to spend Read more...


Image for article: Set a budget to combat financial struggles this Christmas

Set a budget to combat financial struggles this Christmas

20 Dec 2011

Brits advised not to spend beyond their means this year by sticking to a spending plan Read more...


Image for article: Online shoppers are set to spend more than £186m on Christmas Day

Online shoppers are set to spend more than £186m on Christmas Day

21 Dec 2011

Study forecasts that Brits will spend £186.4 million online on Christmas Day this year Read more...


Image for article: Fifth of UK households experience fall in income, says Deloitte

Fifth of UK households experience fall in income, says Deloitte

23 Dec 2011

Study also shows that 53 per cent of Brits are pessimistic about their income outlook Read more...


Image for article: Opting out of your work pension plan could 'damage' your long term financial health

Opting out of your work pension plan could 'damage' your long term financial health

23 Dec 2011

The Pensions Advisory Service urges young workers to consider the impact not saving for retirement can have in later life Read more...


Image for article: Brits urged to spend within their means during sales

Brits urged to spend within their means during sales

3 Jan 2012

Expert warns many Brits lose their inhibitions during the post-Christmas sales Read more...


Image for article: Brits made 96 million visits to online retailers on Boxing Day

Brits made 96 million visits to online retailers on Boxing Day

3 Jan 2012

UK consumers are predicted to have spent 13 million hours shopping online on Boxing Day, says Experian Hitwise Read more...


Image for article: Two Christmas Days could stretch consumers' budgets to breaking point

Two Christmas Days could stretch consumers' budgets to breaking point

3 Jan 2012

Around half of all Britons will celebrate Christmas on at least two separate occasions, research has found. Read more...


Image for article: Britons to take out £11bn in cash in December 23, 2011

Britons to take out £11bn in cash in December 23, 2011

3 Jan 2012

New research reveals that billions will be taken out of the nation's ATMs over the last month of the year. Read more...


Image for article: 'Not saving' is Britons' biggest financial regret of 2011

'Not saving' is Britons' biggest financial regret of 2011

5 Jan 2012

Survey shows Brits were also concerned that they didn't pay off enough debt in 2011 Read more...


Image for article: The number of Brits' seeking debt advice doubles in January

The number of Brits' seeking debt advice doubles in January

7 Jan 2012

Debt Advice Foundation reveals more Brits seek debt advice in January Read more...


Image for article: Credit card usages forecast to rise in January

Credit card usages forecast to rise in January

7 Jan 2012

More than 12 million people will spend the first month of the year using their credit card to pay for everyday essentials Read more...


Image for article: Begin 2012 with a financial review

Begin 2012 with a financial review

7 Jan 2012

Brits urged to analyse their financial situation in January Read more...


Image for article: Brits should 'prioritise' their debt repayments

Brits should 'prioritise' their debt repayments

10 Jan 2012

UK consumers in debt urged to tackle their most expensive credit first Read more...


Image for article: Self-employed Brits 'need' an income protection plan

Self-employed Brits 'need' an income protection plan

11 Jan 2012

Self-employed workers urged to take out an income protection policy in order to safeguard their future Read more...


Image for article: Brits hoard around £900 million worth of unwanted Christmas gifts

Brits hoard around £900 million worth of unwanted Christmas gifts

14 Jan 2012

Study shows that UK consumers keep enough discarded presents to fill Wembley Stadium 11 times over Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards can be a 'useful' budgeting tool

Credit cards can be a 'useful' budgeting tool

14 Jan 2012

Cards also offer holders protection on high value goods, says expert Read more...


Image for article: UK credit card use rises in 2011

UK credit card use rises in 2011

14 Jan 2012

The number of credit card transactions in the UK last year rose by one per cent in 2011 Read more...


Image for article: Six million households have less than £250 in savings

Six million households have less than £250 in savings

14 Jan 2012

Over a quarter of UK households only have enough savings to last five days Read more...


Image for article: Young Britons urged to start saving as 'soon as possible'

Young Britons urged to start saving as 'soon as possible'

17 Jan 2012

Brits can take advantage of compound interest, says expert Read more...


Image for article: One person declared bankrupt every minute in the UK

One person declared bankrupt every minute in the UK

18 Jan 2012

Study shows that 331 people were made insolvent or bankrupt every working day in the third quarter of 2011 Read more...


Image for article: Bank cards now account for a third of consumer spending in the UK

Bank cards now account for a third of consumer spending in the UK

19 Jan 2012

New figures from Visa shows that spending on its debit and credit cards in the UK reached £318 billion for the year ending 30th September 2011 Read more...


Image for article: Brits urged to be resourceful in current economic climate

Brits urged to be resourceful in current economic climate

24 Jan 2012

Expert advises Brits to consider ways in which they can stretch their finances further Read more...


Image for article: Britons to 'wait until 2020' to get income back to pre-recession levels

Britons to 'wait until 2020' to get income back to pre-recession levels

24 Jan 2012

Study claims those on a low-to-middle income will struggle to gain the same income they did in 2007 until at least 2020 Read more...


Image for article: Bank overdraft charges too 'difficult' to understand

Bank overdraft charges too 'difficult' to understand

24 Jan 2012

Which? study shows that even maths PhD students are baffled by the rules used to work out unauthorised overdraft charges Read more...


Image for article: UK family debt up by 48% in 2011

UK family debt up by 48% in 2011

26 Jan 2012

Study shows that typical family debt, excluding mortgages, is now £7,944 Read more...


Image for article: Elderly Brits 'hardest hit' by rising levels of inflation

Elderly Brits 'hardest hit' by rising levels of inflation

26 Jan 2012

Brits aged 60 and over are struggling financially due to soaring levels of inflation, says expert Read more...


Image for article: More Brits satisfied with their bank

More Brits satisfied with their bank

27 Jan 2012

The number of current account customers that are satisfied with their bank has risen to 60 per cent over the past 12 months Read more...


Image for article: Elderly Brits urged should make their money 'work for them'

Elderly Brits urged should make their money 'work for them'

28 Jan 2012

Elderly UK consumers urged to do all they can to get the most out of their money Read more...


Image for article: Savers urged to reduce borrowing levels ahead of interest rate rise

Savers urged to reduce borrowing levels ahead of interest rate rise

31 Jan 2012

Financial expert advises Brits to reduce the amount they borrow before they are stung by a rise in interest rates Read more...


Image for article: Brits boost savings balances in 2011

Brits boost savings balances in 2011

1 Feb 2012

UK consumers boost savings balances at mutuals by £4 billion in December last year Read more...


Image for article: Brits pay back £377m in debt in December

Brits pay back £377m in debt in December

1 Feb 2012

New figures show that UK consumers made a net repayment of £377 million in unsecured loans Read more...


Image for article: Personal debt levels fall in December

Personal debt levels fall in December

6 Feb 2012

Study shows that personal debt levels fell to £1.451 trillion in December 2011 Read more...


Image for article: Women are getting into more debt, warns expert

Women are getting into more debt, warns expert

7 Feb 2012

Expert claims that women are obtaining more expensive lines of credit Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards give 'breathing space' to those in debt

Credit cards give 'breathing space' to those in debt

9 Feb 2012

0 per cent cards can help Brits cut down on their interest repayments, says expert Read more...


Image for article: Two-fifths of Brits read partners credit card statements

Two-fifths of Brits read partners credit card statements

10 Feb 2012

Survey shows that that 40 per cent of people regularly read a loved one's personal bank or credit card statements Read more...


Image for article: Even Brits with little borrowings are now falling into debt

Even Brits with little borrowings are now falling into debt

10 Feb 2012

A different profile of Brits in debt is emerging, warns financial charity Read more...


Image for article: Brits are becoming more 'sensible' with their finances

Brits are becoming more 'sensible' with their finances

13 Feb 2012

UK consumers looking to cut spending and reduce borrowing, says Santander Read more...


Image for article: A third of loans will be used to consolidate debts in Q1

A third of loans will be used to consolidate debts in Q1

14 Feb 2012

Figures show that 157,000 personal loans will be taken out to consolidate debt in the first quarter of 2012 Read more...


Image for article: Consumer credit spending remains flat in 2011

Consumer credit spending remains flat in 2011

14 Feb 2012

Figures show that around £51.9 billion in new credit was spent last year Read more...


Image for article: Half of Brits struggling to save

Half of Brits struggling to save

15 Feb 2012

Study shows that 46 per cent of British adults struggled in their attempts to boost their cash reserves last year Read more...


Image for article: One in ten Brits set to delay retirement in 2012

One in ten Brits set to delay retirement in 2012

16 Feb 2012

Majority of those delaying their retirement are doing so because of financial difficulties Read more...


Image for article: Giving bank accounts to young Brits will help them learn 'how to budget'

Giving bank accounts to young Brits will help them learn 'how to budget'

16 Feb 2012

Sixteen-year-olds should be given accounts to help them learn about the value of money, says expert Read more...


Image for article: Workers still getting 'poorer by the month' despite inflation fall

Workers still getting 'poorer by the month' despite inflation fall

17 Feb 2012

TUC claims that workers are still affected by inflation as pay rises fail to keep pace with the cost of living Read more...


Image for article: Fifties are 'most expensive period' for Brits

Fifties are 'most expensive period' for Brits

21 Feb 2012

The average 50-something will need a minimum monthly income of £1,560 to cover all their costs, says report Read more...


Image for article: Fewer Brits facing late tax returns penalties

Fewer Brits facing late tax returns penalties

22 Feb 2012

Approximately 850,000 people failed to get their tax returns in on time this year Read more...


Image for article: Brits putting off home repairs to save money

Brits putting off home repairs to save money

22 Feb 2012

Survey shows 39 per cent of Brits have delayed home repairs and maintenance in order to save cash Read more...


Image for article:  Poor families 'priced out' of heating homes

Poor families 'priced out' of heating homes

23 Feb 2012

Study shows that poor families are failing to heat their homes adequately in order to save £450 a year Read more...


Image for article: Number of complaints to taxman rises by a third in two years

Number of complaints to taxman rises by a third in two years

27 Feb 2012

The number of complaints about delays rose from 16,882 in the financial year 2008-9 to 22,185 in 2010-11 Read more...


Image for article: Majority of consumers face problems switching bank accounts

Majority of consumers face problems switching bank accounts

27 Feb 2012

Survey shows 81 per cent of consumers encounter problems when switching bank accounts Read more...


Image for article: UK households spend a quarter of income on interest repayments

UK households spend a quarter of income on interest repayments

28 Feb 2012

New study shows that families are spending 23.8 per cent of their available income on interest repayments Read more...


Image for article: Everyone should have a credit card, says Martin Lewis

Everyone should have a credit card, says Martin Lewis

29 Feb 2012

The 'money saving expert' claims that all Brits can benefit from credit cards if they are disciplined Read more...


Image for article: Vodafone and Visa to bring the 'mobile wallet' to the UK

Vodafone and Visa to bring the 'mobile wallet' to the UK

1 Mar 2012

Vodafone customers will be able to use their phones to pay for goods from this April Read more...


Image for article: Over two-thirds of Brits struggling to cope with debt

Over two-thirds of Brits struggling to cope with debt

1 Mar 2012

New figures from the Co-operative Bank show that 70 per cent of UK adults now have debt problems Read more...


Image for article: Brits prefer Isas to pensions

Brits prefer Isas to pensions

2 Mar 2012

New study shows that Brits saved more into Isas than pensions for the first time in ten years Read more...


Image for article:  Debt-ridden Britons reluctant to seek help

Debt-ridden Britons reluctant to seek help

3 Mar 2012

Survey from R3 shows that just three per cent of UK adults intend to seek debt advice in the next six months Read more...


Image for article:  Britons to pay £12.6bn in 'unnecessary' tax in 2012

Britons to pay £12.6bn in 'unnecessary' tax in 2012

3 Mar 2012

Survey from unbiased.co.uk shows that Britons are wasting billions of pounds a year by failing to claim tax credits Read more...


Image for article: Two fifths of Brits could only live for six months on 'emergency funds'

Two fifths of Brits could only live for six months on 'emergency funds'

6 Mar 2012

Survey shows that 41 per cent of UK adults will only be able to rely on savings, loans or assistance from relatives for half a year Read more...


Image for article: More Brits becoming 'financially efficient' following economic downturn

More Brits becoming 'financially efficient' following economic downturn

7 Mar 2012

Standard Life survey shows 91 per cent of Brits have become more prudent following the recession Read more...


Image for article: Cost of living for pensioners up a third since 2000

Cost of living for pensioners up a third since 2000

9 Mar 2012

Survey shows that living costs for pensioners have risen sharply as the price of groceries, travel and utilities have all surged Read more...


Image for article: Majority of Brits fail to take advantage of their Isa allowance, says AA Savings

Majority of Brits fail to take advantage of their Isa allowance, says AA Savings

10 Mar 2012

AA Savings survey shows that just 40 per cent of UK consumers now have an Isa Read more...


Image for article: A third of Britons are 'silent savers'

A third of Britons are 'silent savers'

13 Mar 2012

Post Office Savings survey shows Brits see money as a private matter and refuse to discuss their savings with friends and family members Read more...


Image for article: Over three-quarters of over 50s now have a cash Isa

Over three-quarters of over 50s now have a cash Isa

14 Mar 2012

Saga survey also shows that older Brits are in favour of holding the entire £10,680 Isa limit in cash Read more...


Image for article: Brits urged not to use payday loans to pay for rent or mortgage

Brits urged not to use payday loans to pay for rent or mortgage

14 Mar 2012

Brits told to avoid payday loans after research revealed that many use them to pay their rent or mortgage Read more...


Image for article: Brits forced to dip into savings to make ends meet

Brits forced to dip into savings to make ends meet

14 Mar 2012

Inflation and lack of pay increases are forcing Brits to rely on savings to pay for essentials, says expert Read more...


Image for article: 4.5m elderly Britons can only 'afford essentials'

4.5m elderly Britons can only 'afford essentials'

14 Mar 2012

Study shows that more than half of people aged 60 or over said it was more difficult to live on their incomes than a year ago Read more...


Image for article: Prioritise your debt repayments, urges expert

Prioritise your debt repayments, urges expert

14 Mar 2012

Expert advises Brits to pay back their debts with the highest interest first Read more...


Image for article: Online comparison sites have helped young Brits become 'financially savvy'

Online comparison sites have helped young Brits become 'financially savvy'

14 Mar 2012

Increase of financial information on the web has helped young Brits use their money more wisely, says expert Read more...


Image for article: Brits cite security as main advantage of credit cards

Brits cite security as main advantage of credit cards

14 Mar 2012

Over a third of Britons would rather purchase goods online with a credit card as they are more secure than other payment methods Read more...


Image for article: Debt-ridden Brits urged to talk to their bank

Debt-ridden Brits urged to talk to their bank

14 Mar 2012

Co-operative Bank urged Brits to resolve their debt problems with their bank rather than apply for a 'quick-fix' payday loan Read more...


Image for article: Brits in financial difficulty urged to contact their bank

Brits in financial difficulty urged to contact their bank

14 Mar 2012

Those in debt should not ignore the situation, says expert Read more...


Image for article: One in five Brits have no savings

One in five Brits have no savings

15 Mar 2012

Survey from The Co-operative Bank shows that 20 per cent of Brits would be forced to borrow more money in a financial emergency Read more...


Image for article: Teachers less financially savvy than lawyers and doctors, says survey

Teachers less financially savvy than lawyers and doctors, says survey

15 Mar 2012

Over half of teachers thought their profession has a poorer knowledge of savings compared to the general population Read more...


Image for article: Half of over-65s unaware of care costs

Half of over-65s unaware of care costs

27 Mar 2012

New study shows that elderly Brits are either unaware of care costs or mistakenly believe a cap is in place Read more...


Image for article: Brits take 'short-term' approach to finances

Brits take 'short-term' approach to finances

27 Mar 2012

Brits use spare cash for meals out and TV subscriptions rather than saving for their retirement, says survey Read more...


Image for article: Majority of Brits expect little change in financial situation following budget

Majority of Brits expect little change in financial situation following budget

27 Mar 2012

Over 70 per cent of Brits believe that the budget will have a minimal or no positive impact on their household finances over the next 12 months Read more...


Image for article: Poorer families will only be '£33 a year better off' following budget

Poorer families will only be '£33 a year better off' following budget

27 Mar 2012

Citizens Advice claims the rise in the income tax threshold will result in a minimal benefit for poor working families Read more...


Image for article: Govt urged to address payday loans issue

Govt urged to address payday loans issue

27 Mar 2012

Debt Support Trust calls on the government to better regulate payday loan providers Read more...


Image for article: Cash-strapped motorists delaying vital repairs

Cash-strapped motorists delaying vital repairs

27 Mar 2012

New research from Britannia Rescue shows that two fifths of drivers are delaying repair due to costs Read more...


Image for article: Brits losing out on interest by failing to use savings accounts

Brits losing out on interest by failing to use savings accounts

27 Mar 2012

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks' report shows that many Brits are keeping their savings in a current account or piggy banks Read more...


Image for article: UK savers to deposit £33bn into cash Isas before end of tax year

UK savers to deposit £33bn into cash Isas before end of tax year

27 Mar 2012

Santander Savings reveals that Brits are set to scramble to add to their cash Isas before April 5th Read more...


Image for article: Record number of Brits struggled to pay fuel bills in 2011

Record number of Brits struggled to pay fuel bills in 2011

27 Mar 2012

More than 27,000 Brits contacted the National Debtline service for help with fuel debts last year Read more...


Image for article: UK savers losing £13bn each year in low-interest accounts

UK savers losing £13bn each year in low-interest accounts

27 Mar 2012

Which? urges UK savers to switch accounts after research revealed that Brits are losing billions of pounds by keeping their nest egg in 'dead-end' accounts Read more...


Image for article: One in eight plan to pay into a junior Isa, says report

One in eight plan to pay into a junior Isa, says report

28 Mar 2012

Triodos reveals that 13 per cent of UK parents or grandparents are set to contribute an average of £1,017 each to a junior Isa Read more...


Image for article: Brits urged to embrace stocks and shares Isas

Brits urged to embrace stocks and shares Isas

3 Apr 2012

Survey found that almost three-and-a-half times as many cash Isas are opened each year compared with stocks and shares Isas Read more...


Image for article: Brits lagging behind life plan due to financial constraints, says report

Brits lagging behind life plan due to financial constraints, says report

3 Apr 2012

New study shows that millions of Brits are postponing life goals due to lack of funds Read more...


Image for article: Average UK retiree lumbered with over £8k of personal debt

Average UK retiree lumbered with over £8k of personal debt

3 Apr 2012

MGM Advantage survey shows that the average pensioner is £8,180 in debt Read more...


Image for article: A third of Brits shunning insurance as they tighten purse strings

A third of Brits shunning insurance as they tighten purse strings

4 Apr 2012

Survey shows that 30 per cent of Britons are uninsured against events such as redundancy and critical illness Read more...


Image for article: Brits missing out on Isa and pension allowances

Brits missing out on Isa and pension allowances

4 Apr 2012

Many UK consumers are failing to fully capitalise on their tax-free savings and pension allowances as they are unaware when the tax year ends Read more...


Image for article: UK consumers neglecting their finances as budgets become stretched

UK consumers neglecting their finances as budgets become stretched

10 Apr 2012

Survey shows that 18.7 million Brits now neglect their finances Read more...


Image for article: Men bagging more online bargains than women

Men bagging more online bargains than women

10 Apr 2012

New study shows that men are saving almost £1,000 a year through online discounts, compared to £700 for women Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards are a 'good budgeting' tool

Credit cards are a 'good budgeting' tool

11 Apr 2012

Expert claims that credit cards can be an excellent financial product for those able to clear their balance each month Read more...


Image for article: Soaring cost of living has led to increase in borrowing

Soaring cost of living has led to increase in borrowing

13 Apr 2012

Chartered financial planner points to high inflation as a key factor in rising levels of borrowing Read more...


Image for article: Cash ISA savers to invest £59bn this year, says Post Office

Cash ISA savers to invest £59bn this year, says Post Office

17 Apr 2012

New study shows that 37 percent of Britons are planning to save an average of £3,210 into a cash ISA Read more...


Image for article: Brits only begin to worry once debt tops £14k

Brits only begin to worry once debt tops £14k

17 Apr 2012

Study shows that average UK consumer only begins to become concerned about their finances once their debt levels reach £14,416 Read more...


Image for article: Parents missing out on pension to pay for grown-up children

Parents missing out on pension to pay for grown-up children

18 Apr 2012

New report shows that parents could be missing out on a pension pot of £38,500 as they support their children financially Read more...


Image for article: UK retirees focusing on saving this year

UK retirees focusing on saving this year

19 Apr 2012

Prudential study shows that 57 per cent of retirees have cited saving for their retirement as their top financial priority Read more...


Image for article: Brits charged £260m a year to withdraw cash abroad

Brits charged £260m a year to withdraw cash abroad

20 Apr 2012

New study shows that Brits accumulated an average cash withdrawal bill of £13.75 while holidaying overseas Read more...


Image for article: Small improvement in Brit's finances in Q1

Small improvement in Brit's finances in Q1

23 Apr 2012

New Alliance Trust Savings report shows that rising house prices and slight growth in household budgets has helped to improve financial conditions among Brits Read more...


Image for article: Brits 'increasingly satisfied' with credit card providers

Brits 'increasingly satisfied' with credit card providers

23 Apr 2012

Which? study shows that a record 11 credit card providers are now named as Recommended Providers Read more...


Image for article: More Brits to go into debt as energy bills continue to rise

More Brits to go into debt as energy bills continue to rise

25 Apr 2012

Consumer Focus reveals that 40 per cent of UK adults have received a higher winter utility bill this year compared to 2011 Read more...


Image for article: Household disposable income drops

Household disposable income drops

25 Apr 2012

The Asda Income Tracker for March shows UK households now have just £144 to spend once they have paid for their bills and taxes Read more...


Image for article: Worrying about finances 'hinders savings success'

Worrying about finances 'hinders savings success'

27 Apr 2012

New report shows that Brits who have a clear financial plan save twice as much as those who waste time worrying about their finances Read more...


Image for article: Three quarters of families putting 'financial security at risk'

Three quarters of families putting 'financial security at risk'

27 Apr 2012

New report shows that 74 per cent of UK adults do not have life insurance, critical illness or income protection Read more...


Image for article: UK slips back into recession

UK slips back into recession

27 Apr 2012

ONS figures show that the economy shrunk by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of the year Read more...


Image for article: Parents should encourage children to save from early age, says expert

Parents should encourage children to save from early age, says expert

27 Apr 2012

Parents urged to educate their children about planning for their retirement Read more...


Image for article: O2 launches new contactless payment app

O2 launches new contactless payment app

27 Apr 2012

Users of the new O2 Wallet will be able between £1 and £500 daily to any UK mobile phone number Read more...


Image for article: Brits putting off trips to dentist due to costs

Brits putting off trips to dentist due to costs

30 Apr 2012

New survey shows that 21 per cent of Brits can not afford dental care costs Read more...


Image for article: HMRC incorrectly sends penalty warnings to 12,000 taxpayers

HMRC incorrectly sends penalty warnings to 12,000 taxpayers

30 Apr 2012

Letters from the HMRC wrongly told taxpayers that they were incurring fines of £10 a day for failure to fill in their tax returns Read more...


Image for article: Majority of over-55s missing out on extra retirement income

Majority of over-55s missing out on extra retirement income

1 May 2012

New survey shows that 72 per cent of over-55s are unaware of enhanced annuities Read more...


Image for article: Brits missing out on interest by failing to switch savings accounts

Brits missing out on interest by failing to switch savings accounts

2 May 2012

Report shows those who regularly switch their savings accounts could earn 28 times more interest than Brits who leave their funds in poor-performing accounts Read more...


Image for article: One in ten Brits 'unable to cope' if bills continue to rise this year

One in ten Brits 'unable to cope' if bills continue to rise this year

3 May 2012

Santander poll shows ten per cent of Britons would not be able to manage financially if their household bills were to rise over the next 12 months Read more...


Image for article: One in seven admit to online shopping under the influence

One in seven admit to online shopping under the influence

9 May 2012

One in seven Britons have confessed to shopping on the internet while drunk, according to a new study Read more...


Image for article: Financial pressure hits 1 million more UK households

Financial pressure hits 1 million more UK households

10 May 2012

Over one million more households in the UK are feeling the strain of the double dip recession Read more...


Image for article: British public set for energy price rise

British public set for energy price rise

12 May 2012

UK residents could be forced to pay more for their heating and electricity over the coming year Read more...


Image for article: UK homeowners to spend £3.9 billion on gardening in 2012

UK homeowners to spend £3.9 billion on gardening in 2012

18 May 2012

UK households could spend an average of £185 on garden improvements, according to new research Read more...


Image for article: Pensioners failing to plan for long term, warns research

Pensioners failing to plan for long term, warns research

18 May 2012

An alarming number of people are heading for retirement this year without making provision for any future ill-health. Read more...


Image for article: HSBC: Britons underestimate the cost of life's major events by £132,000

HSBC: Britons underestimate the cost of life's major events by £132,000

25 May 2012

New HSBC survey shows that UK adults miscalculate how much major milestones such as weddings cost Read more...


Image for article: Both consumers and retailers can 'benefit' from contactless payments

Both consumers and retailers can 'benefit' from contactless payments

25 May 2012

Expert claims contactless payments can help speed up transaction times Read more...


Image for article: Lloyds: Consumer spending power dropped in April

Lloyds: Consumer spending power dropped in April

25 May 2012

Spending dropped in April as consumers dealt with spiralling living prices, Lloyds has claimed. Read more...


Image for article: Brits planning to save over £5,000 in 2012

Brits planning to save over £5,000 in 2012

25 May 2012

Lloyds reveals that the average amount people are looking to save this year is £5,384 Read more...


Image for article: Inflation falls to lowest level since 2010

Inflation falls to lowest level since 2010

25 May 2012

New ONS figures show that inflation fell to three percent last month Read more...


Image for article: Avoid payday loans, says expert

Avoid payday loans, says expert

25 May 2012

Payday loans fail to offer long term debt solutions, an expert has warned Read more...


Image for article: Miserable weather 'to blame for drop in clothing sales'

Miserable weather 'to blame for drop in clothing sales'

25 May 2012

The BRC has blamed April's poor weather for disappointing retail sales. Read more...


Image for article: Families must weigh up priorities in austere times

Families must weigh up priorities in austere times

31 May 2012

Families must take care with spending in these austere times, Avivia has warned Read more...


Image for article: Parents 'expecting' to give financial help to grown-up children

Parents 'expecting' to give financial help to grown-up children

31 May 2012

More parents are giving, or plan to give their grown up children financial help Read more...


Image for article: Adults becoming increasingly deal-savvy, says American Express

Adults becoming increasingly deal-savvy, says American Express

2 Jun 2012

UK adults are increasingly looking to vouchers, discounts and special offers as a means to save money Read more...


Image for article: Wedding gift costs on the rise in the UK

Wedding gift costs on the rise in the UK

12 Jun 2012

UK residents are spending more on wedding gifts on average Read more...


Image for article: Women expect retirement income to be lower than men

Women expect retirement income to be lower than men

12 Jun 2012

New research has revealed that the majority of women retiring this year expected their annual income to be a third lower Read more...


Image for article: Consumer Credit markets on the rise

Consumer Credit markets on the rise

14 Jun 2012

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has revealed a nine per cent increase in the level of consumer credit granted in April Read more...


Image for article: Parents struggling under weight of Generation Rent

Parents struggling under weight of Generation Rent

14 Jun 2012

Research has highlighted the damaging cycle of young people relying on their parents' savings to help them get on the property ladder Read more...


Image for article: Families facing £1,800 in unexpected expenses each year

Families facing £1,800 in unexpected expenses each year

20 Jun 2012

M&S Money has called on families to ensure they save as much money as possible for a rainy day Read more...


Image for article: Average Brit makes a million by 56

Average Brit makes a million by 56

23 Jun 2012

The average UK resident will have earned a million by the age of 56 Read more...


Image for article: Population dreams of three bed, semi-detached, village home

Population dreams of three bed, semi-detached, village home

27 Jun 2012

AA has revealed the British public's dream home Read more...


Image for article: Over a third of Brits don’t know their credit card balance

Over a third of Brits don’t know their credit card balance

27 Jun 2012

Over a third of Brits do not know the balance left on their credit cards, according to research Read more...


Image for article: Keep cash and credit cards close at music festivals

Keep cash and credit cards close at music festivals

27 Jun 2012

Aviva has urged music festivalgoers to approach events with caution after research showed the growing danger of theft. Read more...


Image for article: One in five Brits without savings, says Santander

One in five Brits without savings, says Santander

27 Jun 2012

Santander Savings has warned that too few people are saving Read more...


Image for article: 26% of Brits consider £100,000 'life changing'

26% of Brits consider £100,000 'life changing'

28 Jun 2012

Just over one in four UK adults consider winning up to £100,000 as life changing, according to new research Read more...


Image for article: Retail spending up over Diamond Jubilee

Retail spending up over Diamond Jubilee

30 Jun 2012

Retail spending across the UK rose by 6.1 per cent over the Diamond Jubilee period Read more...


Image for article: Santander extend free £50 student offer

Santander extend free £50 student offer

30 Jun 2012

Santander has extended its offer for students until the end of August Read more...


Image for article: Modern families not protecting dependents

Modern families not protecting dependents

6 Jul 2012

Too many families are failing to protect themselves against serious illness or death in the family Read more...


Image for article: 12 airlines agree to card surcharge change

12 airlines agree to card surcharge change

6 Jul 2012

The Office of Fair Trading has revealed 12 airlines have agreed to include debit card surcharges in the headline price of flights sold online. Read more...


Image for article: 11 Million prioritise spending on television packages

11 Million prioritise spending on television packages

11 Jul 2012

UK residents are placing increasing importance on satellite television subscriptions compared with weddings, holidays and going out Read more...


Image for article: Adults facing a financial squeeze, warns Co-Op Bank

Adults facing a financial squeeze, warns Co-Op Bank

17 Jul 2012

A generation of adults are feeling the financial squeeze Read more...


Image for article: Inflation falls to lowest level since 2009

Inflation falls to lowest level since 2009

19 Jul 2012

The Office for National Statistics shows that inflation fell to 2.4 per cent in June Read more...


Image for article: Three quarters of Brits give up on dream job due to financial pressures

Three quarters of Brits give up on dream job due to financial pressures

20 Jul 2012

New survey shows that people are even turning down their dream jobs to remain in a financially secure position Read more...


Image for article: UK public suffers savings regret

UK public suffers savings regret

25 Jul 2012

More than one in four people in the UK aged over 35 would take more interest in their personal finances and savings if they were young again Read more...


Image for article: Homeowners seek to improve over a move

Homeowners seek to improve over a move

27 Jul 2012

UK homeowners are looking to make home improvements rather than move in 2012 Read more...


Image for article: Nationwide apologise following debit card blunder

Nationwide apologise following debit card blunder

30 Jul 2012

Nationwide was left feeling red-faced following a debit card blunder Read more...


Image for article: Disposable incomes dip to seven-year low

Disposable incomes dip to seven-year low

2 Aug 2012

Households suffer blow to finances in first quarter Read more...


Image for article: Halifax launches “best ever” student overdraft

Halifax launches “best ever” student overdraft

3 Aug 2012

Halifax has hailed the arrival of its new overdraft system Read more...


Image for article: Starbucks invests in mobile payments

Starbucks invests in mobile payments

10 Aug 2012

Mobile payment provided by Square will soon be the norm in Starbucks everywhere. Read more...


Image for article: M&S carries out contactless payment trials

M&S carries out contactless payment trials

14 Aug 2012

Contactless payment takes another step towards universal adoption on the high street. Read more...


Image for article: Consumer credit spending rises

Consumer credit spending rises

15 Aug 2012

Leading body shows that people are increasingly looking to borrow. Read more...


Image for article: British parents spend £2 billion on new school term

British parents spend £2 billion on new school term

4 Sep 2012

Parents should use card cashback to ease the financial burden. Read more...


Image for article: EU to approve digital wallet system

EU to approve digital wallet system

7 Sep 2012

Mobile providers team up to bring mobile payment to Britain. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards being increasingly used by over-50s

Credit cards being increasingly used by over-50s

12 Sep 2012

Over-50s are becoming more comfortable with using plastic for everyday items and petrol. Read more...


Image for article: iPhone 5 does not utilise NFT for contactless payments

iPhone 5 does not utilise NFT for contactless payments

18 Sep 2012

Non-inclusion of the technology disappoints tech fanatics Read more...


Image for article: MasterCard continues contactless investment

MasterCard continues contactless investment

20 Sep 2012

MasterCard introduces build-your-own contactless apps toolbox Read more...


Image for article: Visa releases Olympics NFC usage statistics

Visa releases Olympics NFC usage statistics

21 Sep 2012

Visa reveals increasing trend in contactless technology during London 2012. Read more...


Image for article: Young people get online tool to help money management

Young people get online tool to help money management

25 Sep 2012

New online tool developed to help young people practice their money management. Read more...


Image for article: NFC advocator plays down Apple snub

NFC advocator plays down Apple snub

28 Sep 2012

Director of NFC company confident the contactless trend will advance Read more...


Image for article: Credit card education in schools 'essential' says charity

Credit card education in schools 'essential' says charity

29 Sep 2012

Nine per cent increase in card fraud highlights importance of financial education. Read more...


Image for article: Banks address contactless payment at conference

Banks address contactless payment at conference

29 Sep 2012

Contactless cards may not be big, but mobile payment will be, says prediction. Read more...


Image for article: RBS develops iPhone compatible NFC

RBS develops iPhone compatible NFC

5 Oct 2012

Contactless payment to be available for iPhones after all Read more...


Image for article: Petrol price hike fuels fury with UK motorists

Petrol price hike fuels fury with UK motorists

12 Oct 2012

Consumers predict cost of petrol will continue to rise Read more...


Image for article: Children are keen to earn and learn

Children are keen to earn and learn

16 Oct 2012

British children want to learn more about finance Read more...


Image for article: Website updates urgently needed to reassure cardholders

Website updates urgently needed to reassure cardholders

17 Oct 2012

Companies must make sure websites comply with consumer protection law Read more...


Image for article: Kids' essentials amount to £3,760 a year

Kids' essentials amount to £3,760 a year

18 Oct 2012

Parents expect to pay out £313 per month just on the basics for their children Read more...


Image for article: Saving improves state of mind

Saving improves state of mind

23 Oct 2012

Britons feel better for saving their cash Read more...


Image for article: Bank of Mum and Dad expects loan repayments

Bank of Mum and Dad expects loan repayments

25 Oct 2012

First-time buyers don't get an easy ride with the Bank of Mum and Dad Read more...


Image for article: Fee-paying credit card debt companies criticised

Fee-paying credit card debt companies criticised

6 Nov 2012

Bad practices exposed in fee-paying debt companies Read more...


Image for article: Over-50s make extra savings

Over-50s make extra savings

8 Nov 2012

More people frightened into making extra savings for their pension Read more...


Image for article: MasterCard takes contactless payment online

MasterCard takes contactless payment online

12 Nov 2012

Contactless payment application to offer online transactions Read more...


Image for article: Demand for money advice soars

Demand for money advice soars

13 Nov 2012

Consumers seek out advice in the face of ailing finances Read more...


Image for article: Cardholders unclear on credit rating

Cardholders unclear on credit rating

13 Nov 2012

Consumers fail to identify credit rating threats Read more...


Image for article: Toshiba develops module for contactless payments

Toshiba develops module for contactless payments

13 Nov 2012

New contactless technology to be 30 per cent faster Read more...


Image for article: RBS, NatWest roll out mobile contactless payment

RBS, NatWest roll out mobile contactless payment

14 Nov 2012

New TouchPay service for RBS and NatWest customers Read more...


Image for article: Annual household costs total £25,000

Annual household costs total £25,000

16 Nov 2012

Britons feeling the pinch with enormous yearly bill Read more...


Image for article: Wordpress to adopt Bitcoin payments

Wordpress to adopt Bitcoin payments

19 Nov 2012

Bloggers will be able to use Bitcoin to get around credit card restrictions Read more...


Image for article: Over-50s savings habits revealed

Over-50s savings habits revealed

21 Nov 2012

Seniors could be in trouble come retirement as many are failing to save Read more...


Image for article: Mobile payments to leave banks in the dark

Mobile payments to leave banks in the dark

22 Nov 2012

Banks to be left behind by new transactional methods Read more...


Image for article: Fewer tariffs may not bring down energy bills

Fewer tariffs may not bring down energy bills

23 Nov 2012

Government plan to reduce tariffs criticised by charity Read more...


Image for article: Brits set to spend record amount in December

Brits set to spend record amount in December

26 Dec 2012

Barclays forecast that Britons will spend £46.9 billion overall this month Read more...


Image for article: Consumers feel the cost of Christmas dinner adding up

Consumers feel the cost of Christmas dinner adding up

26 Dec 2012

ONS study shows that Brits are now paying up to 50 per cent more for some Christmas dinner ingredients compared with last year Read more...


Image for article: Barclays allows carol singers to receive contactless payments

Barclays allows carol singers to receive contactless payments

26 Dec 2012

Shoppers donate £2,500 to the Help a Capital Child charity using contactless technology Read more...


Image for article: People who use payday loans have 'big' financial problems

People who use payday loans have 'big' financial problems

26 Dec 2012

Financial expert raises concerns about Brits who use payday loans to pay for everyday costs Read more...


Image for article: Inflation rises to 3.5% in March

Inflation rises to 3.5% in March

26 Dec 2012

CPI inflation rose to 3.5 per cent in March from 3.4 per cent in February Read more...


Image for article: Sainsbury's see 'cash dash' for England at Euro 2012

Sainsbury's see 'cash dash' for England at Euro 2012

26 Dec 2012

Sainsbury's has revealed it witnessed a 14 per cent increase in the value of cash withdrawals on the day of England international football matches Read more...


Image for article: Restaurants enjoy Olympic spending increase

Restaurants enjoy Olympic spending increase

26 Dec 2012

The sporting extravaganza brings in the cash for UK eateries and restaurants. Read more...


Image for article: Credit cards are a much 'more affordable' form of borrowing than pay day loans

Credit cards are a much 'more affordable' form of borrowing than pay day loans

28 Feb 2013

Traditional credit cards charging 18.4 per cent are a cheaper form of borrowing than pay day loans, says expert Read more...


Image for article: OFT to launch investigation into payday loans

OFT to launch investigation into payday loans

28 Feb 2013

The OFT received 1,535 complaints about payday firms in the first 11 months of this year Read more...


Image for article: 10% to fund 'home improvements with credit cards'

10% to fund 'home improvements with credit cards'

26 Mar 2013

Some ten percent of people will use their credit card to pay for home improvements Read more...


Image for article: MBNA, ICM form credit-providing partnership

MBNA, ICM form credit-providing partnership

4 Apr 2013

New partnership to help credit card provider achieve new heights Read more...


Image for article: Couples relying on credit cards to fund their wedding day

Couples relying on credit cards to fund their wedding day

11 May 2013

One-in-ten engaged couples use a credit card or loan to fund their big day. Read more...


Image for article: Shoppers spend £113 per month online

Shoppers spend £113 per month online

29 May 2013

Credit cards help customers to protect themselves from fraud when buying online. Read more...


Image for article: Over 3.5m 'can't afford home repairs'

Over 3.5m 'can't afford home repairs'

18 Jun 2013

Credit cards could help struggling Brits to fund vital repairs in their home. Read more...


Image for article: Parents using credit cards to fund school summer holidays

Parents using credit cards to fund school summer holidays

12 Jul 2013

Almost a quarter of mums and dads will use their credit card to pay for school break expenses. Read more...


Image for article: EU plans to cut credit card fees

EU plans to cut credit card fees

19 Jul 2013

Retailers may pass the savings on to their credit card customers. Read more...


Image for article: When looking at balance transfers don't forget the fees

When looking at balance transfers don't forget the fees

29 Aug 2013

The benefit of a longer balance transfer period can be lost if customers fail to consider the fees. Read more...


Image for article: 'Not having enough to live on' is top money concern

'Not having enough to live on' is top money concern

5 Sep 2013

The top reason people worry about money is whether or not they have enough to live on. Read more...


Image for article: Parents spend £224 on children each school term

Parents spend £224 on children each school term

12 Sep 2013

Research from Santander shows preparing kids for a new school term is a costly business. Read more...


Image for article: Spending is driving economic recovery

Spending is driving economic recovery

29 Nov 2013

An increase in consumer spending is helping to lead an economic recovery. Read more...


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