Most people know by now that the current recession has made banks and lenders of credit generally more risk averse. The 100 per cent mortgage which two years ago was taken for granted is now almost a distant memory and more recently, we’ve seen lenders become less willing to approve credit card applications too.
Identity fraud is a rapidly growing crime in the UK and is costing the British economy as much as £1bn a year, according to official government estimates.
As many credit cardholders will testify, it's easy to get stung by credit card fees if you're not careful - and with missed or late payment charges set at £12, the costs can soon rack up.
Savvy borrowers have long seen 0% balance transfer deals as a key tool for dealing with debt, but in the wake of the recession, it's getting more and more difficult to get accepted for a new card.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get money back on the purchases you make? Well that’s exactly what cashback credit cards give you.
With hundreds of credit cards on the market it’s easy to get confused, but we show you how to work out which card is best for you.
Ever been rejected for a credit card and wondered why? Turned down for a loan with little or no explanation? There could be a problem with your credit score that you are not even aware of.
Your bank owns your credit card – right? Think again! Just because a bank or a company has their name on your card, doesn’t mean they own it. That’s simply their way of branding.
It might be safer to carry cards rather than cash, but with credit card fraud on the rise it’s time to be super-vigilant with our plastic friends.
Partying? Entertaining? Purchasing? Travelling? Just slap it on your credit card, right? Well, not exactly. You need to make sure you’re using the right credit card, and that can differ from one occasion to the next.
Compare cards for anything from balance transfers to credit cards for people with bad credit.
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