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Credit cards to help fund Christmas spending

Credit cards to help fund Christmas spending

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 27/11/2017
First Published: 27/10/2008

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Many consumers are planning to use credit cards to fund their Christmas spending, a survey has found.

According to Norwich and Peterborough Building Society (N&P), nearly a quarter of those who have not saved for the holidays will be using a credit card to make purchases.

But the study also showed that 57 per cent are planning to cut down on their spending, while 68 per cent intend to buy cheaper or fewer presents.

The majority of those who said they will continue to spend as much as usual attributed this to money put away.

Savings products manager at N&P Gary Lacey remarked: "The results of the survey show us that putting money into a savings account on a regular basis seems the best way of making sure this Christmas will still be a merry one."

Last week consumer advice group Which? noted that a credit card comparison could help ensure the best value offer is found.

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