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Halifax unveils joint-longest balance transfer card and longest fee-free deal

High street bank Halifax has today launched two new best-buy balance transfer credit cards

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Sainsbury's Bank launches cheapest-ever standard personal loan at just 2.8% APR

The low rate is available on loans of £7,500 to £20,000, provided you have a Nectar card and repay within three years

Lloyds to buy credit card firm MBNA - but vows 'no immediate change' for customers

Bank of America-owned MBNA has 2.5 million UK cardholders, and is set to continue as a distinct brand

Contactless card fraud cases continue to surface following MSE investigation

One woman had three cancelled contactless cards used by fraudsters while others have also reported being targeted

Chancellor says the retrospective hike in student loans is to help sell them off

The potential sale of student loan debt has been cited by the Chancellor as a reason not to stop retrospective changes

Lenders 'miss early chances' to spot and help struggling customers

The Financial Conduct Authority has examined the issue of late and missed loan payments to see what help lenders give

Homebuyers' understanding of mortgages to be reviewed by the regulator

The financial watchdog is to consider whether homebuyers currently have enough information to choose mortgages

Debt management firms could be neglecting customers through lack of reviews, FCA warns

The financial watchdog has raised concerns that debt management companies are not carrying out thorough annual reviews

Labour peers fight 'grossly unfair' retrospective student loan hike

The Higher Education and Research Bill faced its second reading in the House of Lords this afternoon

Shoppers to be able to split credit card payments at the till – but you may end up paying a packet

Card payment machines in shops will give credit card-holders the option of paying for items in instalments

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