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How to beat the balance transfer card dearth

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A few years ago the credit card merry-go-round really hit its peak. So-called ‘rate tarts’ could switch their debts from one 0 per cent balance transfer deal to another, never incurring any interest and never having any real motivation to repay their debts.

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How to save money abroad: Credit cards vs debit cards

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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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How to get a credit card with an imperfect credit history

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As anyone applying for a credit card will testify, it is more important than ever to have a good credit score in the current tough economic climate.

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How to get something for nothing with rewards cards

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Most of us wouldn’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth, but if you are not taking advantage of a rewards or cashback credit card you could be missing out on free cash, vouchers or other treats.

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Get plastic recommendations based on your credit profile

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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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Credit card stress-buster

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It’s not unusual to worry about money in January. The festive period puts a dent in many people’s pockets and dealing with the fallout can often make us fret.

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Confused.com’s guide to paying for your holiday on plastic

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Should you really be using that credit card? Confused.com 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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