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How using credit cards can help you meet your financial goals

How using credit cards can help you meet your financial goals

If you’re not using your credit card to help meet your financial goals, you’re not doing personal finance right. While it’s important to use credit cards wisely, they can have many benefits when you do.

Organised but overdrawn? Consider a money transfer card to settle the bill

People who are being overwhelmed with bank account charges for being in the red could consider using a money transfer credit card to pay off their overdraft, suggests MoneySuperMarket.

Over half of UK population thinks that cash could be on its way out

As the 1 September increase in the limit for contactless card payments from £20 to £30 arrives, a One Poll survey of UK adults commissioned by UK-based consumer credit business MBNA shows that cash could be on its way out.

New credit card from the AA

The card – which does not have an associated annual fee – is available now.

Apple Pay coming to MBNA customers in the UK

MBNA will offer its customers access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, later this year.

Halifax further enhances credit card range

Halifax has enhanced its credit card range in time for summer with market leading offers for customers looking for extra value on balance transfers and new purchases. Both offers are available online and through aggregator sites.

Select and save with the latest offers from American Express

American Express has teamed up with some of the UK’s leading retailers to launch its latest range of ‘Amex Offers’.

Top five credit cards to use abroad

With Easter and summer holidays fast approaching, David Mann, money expert at shares his tips on the best five credit cards to make the most of your money when not only booking travel, but also when travelling:

4 in 5 Brits are unsure about how long it takes to clear credit card balances

80% of UK adults are unable to identify the true cost of borrowing money on a credit card, according to new research conducted on behalf of.

Britain’s “IOU Ostriches” could face future financial disappointment

One in two UK adults (47%) is an “IOU Ostrich” - believing themselves to have a strong credit history, but burying their head in the sand when it comes to understanding the reality, running a real risk of future financial disappointment.

8.6 million credit card holders plan to switch to a 0% interest card in the first half of the year

Around 8.6 million savvy spenders could switch credit card providers in the first six months of the year to take advantage of a card charging no interest, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Credit Cards.

MBNA retains credit card crown at Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2015

MBNA has been voted Credit Card Provider of the Year for the second year running at the prestigious Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2015, beating competition from a large number of rivals vying for the accolade.

Families “starting the year in the red” with record demand for credit

Citizens Advice has warned that whilst credit card debt is the second most common debt problem it helps people with, more are now getting help with priority debts like council tax as they struggle with everyday costs.

HSBC credit card now available to customers without an HSBC current account

HSBC credit cards are now available to those without an HSBC current account. New and existing customers can apply for a credit card on HSBC’s website.

Halifax improves All in One credit card with reduced transfer fees

Halifax is further improving its All in One credit card by reducing the fee on balance transfers to just 1% for balances transferred in the first 90 days.