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The rising popularity of cards over cash

Updated: 28th July 2015 - First Published: 28th July 2015 When you’re at the till, do you instinctively reach for the cash, or your debit or credit card? Chances are, cards could be leading the way, with a growing number of people choosing this method of payment over traditional means. Read More...

Things to never do if you want a good credit score

Updated: 01st July 2015 - First Published: 01st July 2015 Having a good credit score is the key to a wealth of borrowing opportunities. It can quite literally open doors, so we thought we’d take a look at what you absolutely should NOT do if you want to build your score to credit-worthy heights. Read More...

Holidaying abroad? Pack the right card!

Updated: 23rd June 2015 - First Published: 23rd June 2015 Summer may officially be with us, but the lack of sunshine means it doesn’t really feel like it. It’s no wonder that so many people are jetting off to sunnier climes, and if you're one of them, sorting out holiday money should be first on the list. Read More...

Shift to card spending continues

Updated: 04th June 2015 - First Published: 04th June 2015 There’s an ongoing shift towards spending on debit and credit cards as opposed to using cash, even for low-value purchases, withe the value of card spending now at a record high. Read More...

The end of reward credit cards? Don’t lose out

Updated: 03rd June 2015 - First Published: 02nd June 2015 Last week, Moneyfacts revealed that interest rates on credit cards have hit a record high, and there are also growing concerns that reward and cashback cards could soon become a thing of the past. So how can you make sure you don’t lose out? Read More...

Credit card interest hits record high

Updated: 27th May 2015 - First Published: 26th May 2015 Interest rates charged on credit cards have hit a record high amid fears for the future of reward cards following a new ruling by the EU. Read More...

Know your credit score

Updated: 19th May 2015 - First Published: 18th May 2015 When used wisely, credit cards can be a great way to help manage your spending, but making the most of them is key. One of the most important things you can do is know your credit score, but not everyone realises how vital it can be. Read More...

How often do you flex the plastic?

Updated: 13th May 2015 - First Published: 13th May 2015 When you head to the high street, what’s your payment method of choice? Chances are, credit or debit cards are beginning to overtake cash, with research from The UK Cards Association finding that card transactions have hit record levels. Read More...

Why it pays to be registered to vote

Updated: 20th April 2015 - First Published: 20th April 2015 The deadline of being able to register to vote in this year’s general election is fast approaching. But, there’s more to it than that – did you know that being registered can help your financial future as well as your political one? Read More...

How much do you spend online?

Updated: 09th April 2015 - First Published: 08th April 2015 Do you spend money online? The answer is probably yes, so perhaps a more appropriate question is how often, or even how much, because research has revealed that the typical online transaction far outweighs the average in-store purchase… Read More...


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