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10 vital things to know about credit cards

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Confused about credit cards? We’ve put together 10 facts to enlighten you about your plastic, some of which might just end up saving you money.

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How to choose between a credit card and a loan

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If you need some extra money, you may be looking at a credit card or a personal loan. But before you decide, read our guide on the best way to borrow.

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0% credit card price war reignites

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Barclaycard, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have all released new 0% credit card deals this week - the latest saga in the ongoing price war between providers.

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Are overdrafts the worst way to borrow?

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Banking regulators say that charges on overdrafts have become too complicated – and they are also one of the most expensive forms of credit.

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Tesco launches no-fee 0% credit card

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Tesco has launched a new market-leading credit card today that doesn’t charge a penny on balance transfers. We take a closer look.

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47% of card holders offered extra credit without asking

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Nearly half of credit card holders have been offered a credit limit increase by their provider in the past year despite not asking for one.

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Lloyds launches new low-fee 0% credit card

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Lloyds bank has launched two new credit cards this week, one with a low balance transfer fee of only 0.4%. We look at why it could pay to switch now.

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Mrs Moneypenny's 10 tips to secure your financial future

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Mrs Moneypenny, FT columnist and the face of Channel 4's SuperScrimpers programme, shares 10 steps you can take this year to secure your financial future.

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Barclaycard launches 33-month 0% deal

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Barclaycard has increased its top interest-free balance transfer credit card from 32 to 33 months – the longest ever 0% deal available in the UK.

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One in 10 households are fuel poor

  •  12 Jun, 2014
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Around 10% of families in England struggle to pay their gas and electricity bills, according to official data.

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