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Is hiring a credit restoration company worth the cost?

Is hiring a credit restoration company worth the cost?

Good credit is an important aspect of your financial health because when you do have good credit, more opportunities will be available for you, particularly when it comes to loans and financing.

Balance transfer deals are disappearing, act now to shift debt

With payment holidays coming to an end and personal debt increasing, Defaqto, the independent financial information and technology experts, have analysed the market to see what is out there to help borrowers manage their debt.

How To Boost Your Credit Score

How To Boost Your Credit Score

Credit Scores have become more important today for consumers who need credit to buy cars, homes, or even to rent great apartments. Have a sub-par score can certainly cause grief as well. Individuals with poor credit will have higher interest rates which will equal to higher payments.

5 Tips to Help Build Your Credit Through Responsible Borrowing

5 Tips to Help Build Your Credit Through Responsible Borrowing

Building positive credit is a crucial part of your life as it unlocks financial opportunities. This is especially true for first-time homeowners, aspiring college students, if you're thinking about making a big purchase, or taking out a personal loan.

6 ways to protect your credit card information online

Online consumers have many legitimate concerns about the safety of their credit card information. We hear about so many data breaches and cases of identity theft, it’s difficult to really feel safe when doing any sort of financial transactions online.

TSB offers £20 cashback for new credit card customers

TSB is offering £20 cashback to new customers taking out a TSB credit card when they spend £20.

Brits pay off holiday credit debts - before setting foot abroad

Credit cards are now the most popular way for Brits to pay for holidays and an overwhelming majority who use credit cards when booking holidays will have paid off their balance in full before travelling, new research from Halifax reveals.

6 million Brits have been a victim of financial fraud

Over a third (34%) of Brits are worried about falling victim to fraud, according to new research. The poll also found that 12% of UK adults (5.9 million people) have already been a victim of a financial fraud, while one in ten said that at least one of their online accounts has been hacked.

Most consumers don't understand their credit card

Millions of credit card holders face a New Year financial hangover because they aren’t clued up about their credit card, according to new insight from MoneySuperMarket.

Barclaycard launches as credit card pre-approval partner on MoneySuperMarket

MoneySuperMarket has announced the UK’s leading credit card provider, Barclaycard, as the latest big name to offer the pre-approval facility across its credit cards portfolio on the price comparison website, where customers can now apply for seven of its Platinum and Freedom products.

M&S bank launches its longest ever interest-free period

M&S Bank has launched its longest ever interest-free period for new M&S Credit Card customers, who can enjoy 0% interest on all purchases and balance transfers for 25 months from account opening.

Lloyds Bank launches 40 month 0% interest offer on balance transfers

Lloyds Bank has launched a 40 month, 0% interest balance transfer offer – its longest ever.

Halifax launches 24 month credit card offer with 0% interest and no balance transfer fee

Halifax has launched a new credit card offer giving 0% interest for up to 24 months on balance transfers with no balance transfer fee.

19 million Brits admit to a previous decade of debt

With the credit card reaching its 50th anniversary this week, new insight from MoneySuperMarket reveals over a third (37 per cent) of Brits have been saddled with this debt for up to ten years.

How to avoid being a victim of card fraud

Card fraud is big business for crooks. According to Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK), fraud losses on payment cards (credit, debit, charge and ATM-only cards) totalled £567.5 million in 2015, an increase of 18% on the previous year. It accounted for three-quarters of financial fraud losses.