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Credit card comparisons 'always important'

Credit card comparisons 'always important'

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 09/02/2009
First Published: 09/02/2009

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Consumers have been advised to carry out a credit card comparison in order to find the best interest rate available.

According to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, doing so is always important in order for borrowers to reduce the amount of money they are spending.

A spokesman for the charity noted that government regulations mean credit providers are currently being "squeezed from every angle", leading to high interest rates in many cases.

But he added that this should not stop customers from seeking the best deal, stating: "People should always shop around, as often we end up sticking with the same provider when we could perhaps find a more advantageous rate elsewhere."

The spokesman's comments follow research by Axa, which showed that 3.8 million people now believe that their credit card bills are too much to cope with.

In addition 1.3 million people surveyed described their financial position as "out of control".

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