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Sainsbury’s introduces new credit card offers

Two new offers are now available: the market’s longest ever balance transfer and purchase credit card, both for 18 months, and a card offering 0% interest on balance transfers for 33 months.

Quarter of parents rely on credit for back to school costs

With uniforms, books, stationery and other extras on parents’ shopping lists, many families will soon be thinking about how to cover the cost of the start of the new school year.

New Pockit Prepaid MasterCard slashes typical charges by 76%

Pockit.com, the innovative Prepaid MasterCard provider, has laid down a gauntlet and launched one of the UK's first prepaid cards that is completely fee free to load online and spend anywhere in the UK and does not charge for account dormancy or cancellations.

Half of credit card holders offered a credit limit increase without asking

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.

Cashless society: 1 in 10 carrying zero cash with them

The increasing popularity and practicality of shopping on plastic using debit and credit cards may be helping to transform the UK into a cashless society.

Play your cards right on holiday to beat charges

Holidaymakers planning on using their plastic abroad can see the extra charges mount up if they are not careful, banking expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence warns.

Biggest bonus airline miles campaign launched

MBNA, the power behind the credit cards of some of the UK’s most popular brands, has boosted the bonus mile offers for a range of UK airline credit card programmes.

Santander’s summer special 1% cashback credit card bonus beats booking blues

To help customers anticipate a happy holiday this summer, Santander has launched a holiday travel offer which provides an extra 1% bonus cashback when holders use its 1|2|3 credit card to book flights, hotels and at travel agents from 1 June 2014 to 31 August 2014 inclusive.

MBNA launches simple, new Low Rate Credit Card

MBNA has launched a simple, low rate credit card for eligible new customers offering a single low rate, no balance transfer or money transfer fees and no annual fee.

MBNA launches Everyday Credit Card offer for new customers

MBNA has improved its Everyday Credit Card, designed to offer eligible new customers an all-in-one solution to their everyday spending and debt consolidation needs.

Brits hold £1.3bn in unclaimed loyalty card savings

Shoppers hold an estimated £1.3bn of savings in unclaimed loyalty points according to new research commissioned by Gocompare.com.

Retailers trump the big four in credit card customer satisfaction

With the FCA set to undertake a competition review into the UK’s £150 billion credit card market at the end of this year, and one in five consumers (20%) entering 2014 owing a hefty £5,000 or more on their card, the 2014 Credit Card Awards from uSwitch.com, reveal that traditional banks and credit card firms are letting customers down.

RAC prepaid cashback card could earn members over £500 a year

The RAC has launched a prepaid debit card that could earn new members and existing members buying at least one extra product over £500 a year in cashback simply by using it at more than 60 of Britain’s best-known retailers and restaurants.

18 - 24 year olds are responsible for over 30% of credit card cash withdrawals

Many of us are feeling the financial pinch at the minute, but it appears that 18-24 year olds are adopting particularly risky ways to ease their cash-flow. A study of UK Credit Card data has shown that one in five of us are withdrawing money via our Credit Cards.

Savvy Scots make biggest savings

Scots are the most reward savvy consumers in the UK, saving an average of £1,019 per year, according to research commissioned by American Express.