Credit Card News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Shoppers hold an estimated £1.3bn of savings in unclaimed loyalty points according to new research commissioned by Gocompare.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charity credit card provider of the year MBNA and the British Heart Foundation have extended the balance transfer offer on the British Heart Foundation Credit Card for eligible new customers.
Sainsbury’s Bank has lowered the rate on its Sainsbury’s low rate Nectar Credit Card to 6.9% APR Representative Variable, making it the lowest low rate credit card on the market.
High spending shoppers could be missing out if they haven’t got the right credit card. The more spent on some cards, the more consumers could earn to spend on flights and holidays.
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