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Last year was billed the year of the ‘staycation’ as cash-strapped Brits decided to holiday closer to home. But a combination of 2009’s dreary summer and this year’s freezing winter has led many of us to seek sunnier climes in 2010.

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Our clever credit card tool shows you a selection of cards you might be interested in, and tells you how likely you are to be accepted based on your credit profile. What’s more, this won’t leave any footprints on your credit record!

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Could consumers see the rights they get with credit cards extended to debit cards?

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Consumers who buy goods with a debit card could enjoy the same protection as those who use a credit card, if new plans to shake up the industry get the go-ahead.

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Should you really be using that credit card? looks at the benefits of paying with plastic for that much needed break…

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Don’t get seduced by a store card

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With Christmas just a few weeks away, many of us will be about to go on a festive shopping spree. However, it’s important to think carefully before funding your splurge with a store card, as this can be an extremely expensive way of borrowing.

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Funding the festivities

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As the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing it’s easy to get carried away – after all the festive season is a time for indulgence, whether its pricey presents, fabulous food or party clothes.

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The perfect christmas present

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Christmas is a time for giving and there is nothing better than knowing you have found that perfect present for a friend or family member.

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Funding the festive season

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Christmas is just seven weeks away and while kids across the country are beginning to get excited, grown-ups are all too conscious of the impending costs. Funding the festivities can make a Scrooge out of the best of us.

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Credit card providers get choosey about who they lend to

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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.

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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.

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