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Who's the lender - UK store cards?

Updated: 06th July 2015 - First Published: 10th June 2014 Store cards are usually just branded cards that are issued by a credit provider. Find out who provides your card in our comprehensive list. Read More...

Should you take out a store card?

Updated: 10th September 2014 - First Published: 19th August 2013 Store cards are a quick and easy means of spending at your favourite retailer, but they’re not suitable for everyone and can have considerable downsides… Read More...

Beware of credit card cash advances!

Updated: 28th May 2015 - First Published: 15th August 2013 Don’t withdraw cash from a credit card if you can avoid it! Not only could you pay a higher interest rate, you could also pay multiple card fees as well. Read More...

The advantages and disadvantages of Prepaid Cards

Updated: 10th September 2014 - First Published: 13th August 2013 The problem with using credit cards is that convenience and speed can carry you away, often leading to overspending, or getting into dangerous debt. Another choice is already here; it's called the Prepaid Card. Read More...

Guide to 0% balance transfer credit cards

Updated: 03rd March 2014 - First Published: 13th August 2013 Getting a long 0% balance transfer credit card can reduce your debt quickly and cheaply. But there are a few things to be aware of before transferring. Read More...

What is a minimum payment on a credit card?

Updated: 28th May 2015 - First Published: 01st August 2013 Find out how minimum payments on your credit card work. Read our practical guide & see why only making the minimum can be so expensive. Read More...

What is an APR?

Updated: 28th May 2015 - First Published: 01st August 2013 APR is a term you'll see on several different products, including mortgages, credit cards & loans. Short for Annual Percentage Rate, it’s a legal requirement shown on products. Read our practical guide to understand what APR you will actually get. Read More...

Find your credit card providers

Updated: 17th July 2015 - First Published: 26th July 2013 Find out who provides your credit card. Most branded cards are issued by another provider – this could cause issues if you want to transfer a balance later. Read More...

7 ways to stay safe when using ATMs

Updated: 09th September 2014 - First Published: 13th June 2013 Withdrawing money from an ATM is a quick and convenient way to access your money, especially during a cash emergency. Read More...

Booking a holiday using a credit card?

Updated: 27th February 2015 - First Published: 17th January 2013 Should you use savings to book your summer holiday or a credit card? Attractive 0% deals, purchase protection & rewards make paying by plastic attractive, but be careful… Read More...


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