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.
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.
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.
Lloyds Bank has shaken up the market by introducing three new balance transfer credit cards.
A staggering four million people in the UK have already fallen victim to identity theft; the Experian Victims of Fraud team showed a massive (37%) year-on-year increase in the number of confirmed cases of fraud resolved in 2013 – yet, it appears that many Brits are still falling short of even the basics of online identity protection.
The AA has launched its best ever balance transfer credit card, offering a 0% rate on balance transfers for up to 28 months with a handling fee of 2.9% (minimum £3).
With summertime in full swing and the school holidays starting, jetting off for a week of sun, sea and TLC is top of the to-do list right now for many Brits.
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.
Barclaycard has launched a market leading 33 month 0% interest balance transfer card in response to Halifax’s 32 month offer.
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.
Analysis from Experian reveals a 37% year-on-year increase in confirmed fraud cases identified by the Experian Victims of Fraud service in 2013.
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