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Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop

Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.

28 March 2022

Warning: Online payments could be declined if your debit and credit card contact details aren't up to date as new fraud rules take force today

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.

14 March 2022

Amazon Classic and Platinum credit cards will be scrapped from January 2023 – here’s what you need to know

From January 2023, customers will no longer be able to use the Amazon Classic and Platinum Mastercards after its issuer NewDay announced it is terminating its partnership with the retail giant. We explain what options you have below.

10 March 2022

Tesco Bank adds more customers to trial of new debit card that gives you extra Clubcard points - and budgeting help

Tesco Bank has quietly launched a prepaid debit card called 'Clubcard Pay', which it's currently trialling.

30 September 2021

American Express is shaking up its British Airways Avios credit cards from September - here's what it means for you

Card provider American Express is making a number of changes to its two British Airways rewards credit cards from 1 September. The shake-up will see annual fees hiked for some, while for others the spending threshold to earn a 'free' companion flight is falling - although they will now only be able to use this on economy class tickets. Here's what's happening.

31 August 2021

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.

7 June 2021

Barclaycard unexpectedly cuts credit limits by £1,000s – what to do if you're affected

Barclaycard has slashed many customers' credit card spending limits this week, with one MoneySaver reporting a £16,000 cut

20 April 2021

Mastercard £14bn class action case returns to court next month - what it means for you

A £14 billion landmark class action case against Mastercard, which could see consumers receive hundreds each, is set to return to court next month.

22 February 2021

The FCA’s Chris Woolard: The way forward for buy now pay later (guest comment)

The Financial Conduct Authority's former interim chief executive Christopher Woolard CBE sets out his findings on buy now pay later products, how credit is changing and what needs to happen next.

2 February 2021