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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.

UK debit card spending on the increase

One in four (24%) Brits now uses a debit card more frequently than they did a year ago, with four in 10 shoppers preferring to use a debit card rather than carrying cash, according to research from M&S Bank.

Increased credit card usage reveals consumer thirst for cashback

With a reported 60 per cent increase in credit card usage during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, card customers are cashing in with the cashback deals now available to them.

Financial hardship creating generation of borrowers

People running out of cash before pay day could be stacking up high interest by misjudging the way they use their credit cards and overdrafts as a backup, according to research from MoneySupermarket.com.

MBNA improves “Everyday” Credit Card offer for new customers

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

Be aware of store card pitfalls

MoneySupermarket warns shoppers to look beyond initial promotions when choosing a credit card in order to avoid falling into store and credit card traps.