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Consumers turn to credit card to pay for daily essentials in January

A third of people with credit cards (35 per cent or 12 million people) will rely on their plastic to pay for daily essentials in January, according to the Post Office Consumer Credit Report.

Borrowers benefit from improved rates in 2013

Borrowers looking to take out a personal loan, mortgage or credit card in 2013 could benefit from greater competition in the market as a result of the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.

Deal with your debts this January

January is often when the true extent of any Christmas spending hits, with the arrival of the Christmas credit card bill.

Give up paying interest and fees for the New Year

Halifax has launched a new offer for those who sign up for the All in One credit card in branch when they switch their current account to Halifax.

Consolidate the hangover of Christmas debts and clear this New Year

With Christmas over, many people may be nursing a credit card hangover into the New Year. Consolidating and clearing those debts in a sensible way should be top of the ‘to-do' list, according to MoneySupermarket.

Never mind 2012 - one in five Brits still paying off Christmas 2011

Cash-strapped Brits are suffering the hangover to end all hangovers: almost one in five consumers (17%) have yet to pay off debts from Christmas 2011, according to new research from

MBNA launches new Rate for Life Credit Card

MBNA has reduced the money transfer fee on its popular Rate for Life Credit Card from 4 percent to 1.5 percent, offering even greater value to customers successfully applying for the card.

Four million turkeys to be bought on plastic this Christmas

Brits are planning to put Christmas on their credit card this year, according to new research from

Brits stay loyal to their credit card provider

The New Year is fast approaching, with many Brits gearing up to make financial resolutions for 2013. Research by MoneySupermarket has found credit card users have remained loyal to their card provider for a whopping six years on average.

American Express launches UK gift card

American Express has launched its first prepaid Gift Card in the UK, making gift purchasing easier this festive season by ensuring loved ones have the freedom to choose their own perfect present.

my Travel Cash named Best Prepaid Consumer Card Programme

my Travel Cash - a prepaid currency MasterCard card provider - has taken the crown for the Best Prepaid Consumer Card Programme at the Prepaid Awards 2012.

Tesco Clubcard Credit Card is set to reward again this Christmas

Tesco Clubcard Credit Card customers can collect Clubcard points on all of their spending - receiving one point for every £4 spent on their card.

Reaping the rewards from credit card spending

With Christmas fast approaching, some Brits will be turning to plastic to fund the festive period, but many will be missing out on the opportunity to earn extra bang for their buck by not using a cashback or rewards credit card, according to MoneySupermarket.

Cardholders confused about credit rating

Research by Saga Platinum credit card shows that one in four adults (24%) have five or more credit agreements but on average more than a third of people (34%) couldn't identify what factors might harm their credit rating.

New £20 M&S voucher offer with MBNA Platinum Credit Card

MBNA is offering new customers the chance to get their hands on a £20 Marks and Spencer voucher when they apply for the MBNA Platinum Credit Card exclusively through its website.