Warning - if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date, online payments could be declined due to new fraud checks
Card users are being urged to ensure their bank or lender has up-to-date contact details for them as providers begin to roll out new measures to verify transactions. If your card provider can't reach you to prove your transaction is legitimate, your payment could be declined. Here's what you need to know.
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PPI claimants winning four-figure payouts under new 'Plevin' rule
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24 October 2017
M&S to slash credit card points in latest rewards scheme cutback
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15 February 2016
Lloyds is yet again the worst offender for wrongly rejecting complaints
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Balance transfer price war: New 18 months 0% and 36 months 0%
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6 May 2015
RBS axes its YourPoints credit card reward scheme: Are you hit?
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16 April 2015
Capital One axes cardholder cashback. Are you hit?
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7 April 2015
Lloyds is worst offender for wrongly rejecting customer complaints
Lloyds Bank wrongly turned away the most complaints, with 74% of consumers' complaints upheld by the ombudsman
24 February 2015
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