Skip navigation
  • /
  • Smarter spending

Homeowners urged to prepare for mortgage rate rise

Piggybank, toy house, coins and a key

Good economic news makes a rise in interest rates more likely. We look at how homeowners can prepare for higher monthly mortgage payments.

  Read More…

4 ways your credit score can affect your finances

Document with credit score written on it

Damage to your credit record doesn't just mean less chance of a loan or credit card. It could also affect where you live and work.

  Read More…

The best 0% credit cards to help spread your holiday cost

Holiday credit card

As many Brits plan their next escape away, we look at the best 0 per cent credit cards to help spread the cost of a holiday.

  Read More…

Blog: Why holidaying in a stranger’s home beats a hotel

Manhattan skyline viewed from rooftop

Put off by over-priced hotels on a recent trip to New York, journalist Claire Rees used travel rental website Airbnb to book a place to stay. But how did she get on?

  Read More…

How £10 a month could save you £405 on your credit card bill

Coins credit cards and notes

Paying only a few pounds extra per month off your credit card bill could save you hundreds of pounds in interest, a new Confused.com calculator shows.

  Read More…

Review: Nationwide Select credit card offers 2% cashback

Nationwide London branch

Nationwide has quadrupled the rate of cashback on its Select credit card from 0.5 to 2 per cent. We take a closer look.

  Read More…

10 ways to fight those Christmas £££s

Man worrying about Christmas finances

If your credit card or overdraft has been piling on the pounds over the festive season, it’s time to think about getting your finances back in shape. We explain how.

  Read More…

Blog: How do you budget?

Shopping trolley with receipt and calculator

Increasingly irritated by shop assistants who fail to hand over receipts, consumer journalist Naphtalia Loderick asks: how do you track your spending?

  Read More…

Does my contents policy cover me for Christmas gifts?

Presents under a Christmas tree

We've normally got more expensive stuff in our homes over Christmas. But are they covered by home insurance? Our home insurance expert explains all.

  Read More…

Know your rights when Christmas shopping

Christmas tree decorations

When shopping, it's important to know your rights in case things go wrong and purchases need to be returned. Here's a run down of what you need to know to protect your festive purchases.

  Read More…

Like this? Share it


Most popular articles



Meet BRIAN the Robot

Confused.com apps

Confused apps

See all our handy apps


Compare annuities

  • Compare annuities from a variety of leading providers
  • Learn more about your annuities options
Older couple

Compare credit cards

Compare cards for anything from balance transfers to credit cards for people with bad credit.


Cara Credit Card

Find the right credit card for you

Our free Credit Card Matcher tool is easy to use and it can really help find the best card for you


  • See how likely you are to be accepted
  • Leaves no record on your credit profile
  • Find the card that's right for you - easy!
Cardmatcher