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Credit card companies go refund crazy to catch more customers

The credit card conflict rages on, as Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds seek to attract more customers by offering balance transfer fee refunds and longer interest free periods.

New credit card tool could help save Brits money

Confused.com is launching a new credit card calculator, which could help Brits save hundreds of pounds on interest and shorten their debt duration, by simply increasing their payments by as little as £5.

The benefits of using credit and debit cards abroad

As families get ready to pack up their bucket and spade for the peak holiday season, The UK Cards Association has pulled together guidance on using debit and credit cards abroad to help them get the best value for money when spending abroad.

Halifax boosts All in One Credit Card offer

Halifax has increased the interest-free period on both balance transfers and new purchases to 15 months on its All in One Credit Card.

Football Credit Cards - smart fans could bag a free team shirt

With the 2013/14 football season fast approaching Andrew Hagger of Moneycomms.co.uk looks at whether football credit cards offer a good deal.

Generation gap in credit card spending know-how

British pensioners are the most knowledgeable age group when it comes to using their flexible friend abroad, according to a study, commissioned by Gocompare.com.

Death of a fiver - Plastic fantastic for smaller purchases

Plastic is increasingly replacing five pound and ten pound notes as more people turn to the convenience of cards over cash for ever smaller purchases.

Online tool helps understand the cost of credit cards

Following a research project undertaken with the Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC) at The University of Bristol, The UK Cards Association has launched a new website - cardcosts.org.uk with the objective of helping consumers improve their understanding of their credit card costs.

Brits missing out on £6 billion through passive plastic

American Express is urging Brits to make the most of their plastic following the release of the UK Cards Association Plastic Cards 2013 report.

AMEX Shop Small campaign to give small businesses a boost

With almost daily headlines about the future of UK high streets, it's clear that many small businesses are facing challenges when it comes to navigating their way through the current economic climate.

American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card

American Express has reintroduced its popular Platinum Cashback Everyday Credit Card.

Bonus rewards points for AMEX cardmembers transferring money overseas

American Express cardmembers sending money abroad for the first time before 31 July 2013 will be eligible to earn bonus American Express Membership Rewards points.

New Capital One card rewards customers both at home and abroad

Capital One is rewarding travellers with its Aspire World card, a World MasterCard programme, which offers no fees on transactions in foreign currency and up to 1.25% unlimited cashback on Sterling transactions.

Just three in ten credit card customers ‘aware of personal pricing’

Just three in ten customers are aware that credit card companies operate personal pricing which means they may not get the rate advertised when they apply, according to research from Consumer Intelligence.

Travelex launches Multi-currency prepaid card

Travelex has launched a new prepaid travel money card that can carry up to seven currencies at any one time.