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Play your cards right on holiday to beat charges

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.

Balance transfer battle hots up again

Barclaycard has launched a market leading 33 month 0% interest balance transfer card in response to Halifax’s 32 month offer.

Biggest bonus airline miles campaign launched

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.

Santander’s summer special 1% cashback credit card bonus beats booking blues

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 launches simple, new Low Rate Credit Card

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 launches Everyday Credit Card offer for new customers

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.

New statistics reveal increase in identity fraud

Analysis from Experian reveals a 37% year-on-year increase in confirmed fraud cases identified by the Experian Victims of Fraud service in 2013.

Brits hold £1.3bn in unclaimed loyalty card savings

Shoppers hold an estimated £1.3bn of savings in unclaimed loyalty points according to new research commissioned by

MBNA Platinum Credit Card offers zero percent p.a. for up to 31 months

Credit card provider MBNA has launched its longest ever balance transfer credit card, offering eligible new customers zero percent p.a. on balance transfers and money transfers for up to 31 months from the account opening date (handling fees apply).

Sainsbury’s Bank launches new competitive credit cards

Sainsbury’s Bank has launched two new competitive credit cards, both offering great benefits for customers, meaning its credit card proposition has never been stronger.

Retailers trump the big four in credit card customer satisfaction

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, reveal that traditional banks and credit card firms are letting customers down.

RAC prepaid cashback card could earn members over £500 a year

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.

18 - 24 year olds are responsible for over 30% of credit card cash withdrawals

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.

TSB launches its longest ever balance transfer offer

TSB is extending the balance transfer offer on its Platinum credit card from 24 to 28 months. Customers taking out this new deal can also benefit from 0% interest on purchases for three months, at a balance transfer fee of just 3%.

Savvy Scots make biggest savings

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.