The best credit card for collecting air miles
Barclaycard Avios credit cards
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The best credit card for collecting air miles

The Barclaycard Avios and Avios Plus are more widely accepted than Amex, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
15 Mar 2022
Amazon signs a truce with Visa on credit card fees
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Personal finance

Amazon signs a truce with Visa on credit card fees

Amazon has reached an agreement with Visa that allows its customers to continue paying by Visa credit card. Saloni Sardana explains what's happened an…
17 Feb 2022
Use a balance-transfer credit card to clear your debts
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Use a balance-transfer credit card to clear your debts

Don’t pay interest on your post-Christmas debt – get a balance-transfer credit card instead. Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at what's on offer.
11 Jan 2022
How to deal with credit-card debt
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How to deal with credit-card debt

Feeling the pinch? There are cheaper options than a payment holiday if you owe money on your credit cards.
7 Jun 2020
Credit card tips to get you through the crisis
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Credit card tips to get you through the crisis

Getting your money back, taking a break from payments and a safer place to leave your airmiles.
5 May 2020
FCA proposes credit-card payment freeze and £500 overdraft for all
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FCA proposes credit-card payment freeze and £500 overdraft for all

The Financial Conduct Authority has said that loan and credit card repayments could be frozen for three months, while those affected financially by th…
2 Apr 2020
Why it sometimes makes sense to buy using your credit card
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Why it sometimes makes sense to buy using your credit card

There are several reasons to consider paying with a credit card, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby. Here are just a few.
13 Feb 2020
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Credit cards get less rewarding
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Credit cards get less rewarding

Lloyds closed its Avios Rewards scheme to new members back in May and it is now cutting how many Avios points existing members can earn.
31 Aug 2018
The best cards to use for holiday spending
Personal finance

The best cards to use for holiday spending

Instead of just sticking with your faithful bank card this summer, look into getting one that doesn’t add to your holiday bill, says Ruth Jackson.
29 Jun 2018
Shadow banking
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Shadow banking

Shadow banking refers mainly to methods by which credit is created outside of the traditional banking system and beyond the oversight of regulators
14 May 2018
One card to rule them all
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One card to rule them all

If you’re tired of carrying around half a dozen different credit and debit cards, the Curve card could provide the solution, says Ruth Jackson.
2 Feb 2018
Credit-card perks set to shrink
Personal finance

Credit-card perks set to shrink

Rewards offered by credit cards are won't be as generous as before, but there are still some enticing deals, says Ruth Jackson.
2 Dec 2016
The best cashback deals
Personal finance

The best cashback deals

The days of bumper cashback earnings from credit cards are drawing to a close. Ruth Jackson looks at the best deals still available.
2 Sep 2016
Rip-off credit schemes should be as unacceptable as drink-driving
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Rip-off credit schemes should be as unacceptable as drink-driving

Ripping off people with expensive credit schemes should attract the same sort of shame and disdain as driving home from the pub after a few drinks, sa…
15 Dec 2014
The best credit cards for cashback
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The best credit cards for cashback

If you’re looking for a credit card that gives you cash back on your spending, here are the best deals around at the moment.
15 May 2014
The best cashback offers
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The best cashback offers

New debit card reward schemes from Lloyds and Halifax promise “up to 15% cashback”. What are the limitations - and could the offers still make it wort…
10 Dec 2013
The best new credit card deals
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The best new credit card deals

Get money back on your shopping with the latest cashback credit cards.
17 Sep 2012
The best credit cards for Christmas
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The best credit cards for Christmas

Jessica Furseth looks at the best credit card deals for Christmas, and rounds up the rest of the week's personal finance news.
11 Nov 2011
The best cards for debtors and spenders
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The best cards for debtors and spenders

While the credit-card companies fight it out for the custom of those in debt, which credit cards offer the best rewards for those who pay their bill i…
29 Jul 2011
The best credit card deals
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The best credit card deals

Ruth Jackson rounds up the best deals available now on credit cards, including the best balance-transfer deals, the best 0% purchase deals and the bes…
2 Jun 2011
What to do if you were mis-sold payment protection insurance
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What to do if you were mis-sold payment protection insurance

The British Banking Association's decision to drop its legal battle over payment protection insurance is a long overdue triumph for common sense - but…
9 May 2011
A transparently bad deal on credit cards
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A transparently bad deal on credit cards

From August, HBOS customers will be moved on to what the bank claims is an easier to understand 'single personal rate' of interest. But it is unlikely…
22 Apr 2011