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
Tesco Bank to raise minimum repayments by average £20/month for up to 125,000 customers
Up to 125,000 Tesco Bank credit card customers could see their minimum repayments rise by £20 a month on average from March, in a move the lender says is a bid to combat persistent debt. For many, higher repayments are a good thing, as you clear debt quicker and pay less overall, but it can also hit cashflow and give you less flexibility. Here's what's happening and what to do if you're struggling
29 January 2021
Barclaycard increases minimum credit card repayments as major shake-up kicks in
Some Barclaycard customers could see the minimum monthly payment on their credit card jump sharply – in some cases by more than 50% – as part of a major overhaul that kicks in today. Higher repayments mean you clear debt quicker and pay less interest overall, but it can hit cashflow. Fees for UK cash withdrawals and busting credit limits have also been scrapped, plus a block on gambling introduced
26 January 2021
Barclaycard to hike minimum payments in major credit card shake-up
Barclaycard customers could see the minimum monthly payment on their credit card jump sharply in January – in some cases by up to a third – as part of a major overhaul of its terms which will also see fees for withdrawing cash and busting credit limits scrapped, plus a total block on gambling
25 January 2021
Martin Lewis' 'how to slash all debt costs' January masterclass
Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to try to move it to 0%, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis writes. You could save £1,000s on credit cards, mortgages, overdrafts, loans, store cards, buy-no-pay-later (BNPL) and more - here's how
21 January 2021
Virgin Money to axe online credit card services next month - how it affects you
Virgin Money is axing its online services for credit card customers on 31 January, with borrowers encouraged to manage accounts using the provider's app instead. Here's what's happening and what you can do about it - particularly if you don't have a smartphone
14 January 2021
Paying your Netflix bill on time could boost your credit score under new scheme – but how good is it?
Consumers can now choose to have transactions such as Netflix subscriptions factored into their Experian credit scores, which it says could help more people access financial products
17 November 2020
Nationwide to scrap cashback on its credit cards
Over a million Nationwide credit card holders will lose their 0.25% cashback deal in December, as the building society is scrapping this perk for its Select and Cash Reward cards
30 October 2020
Barclaycard gives rebates to 1,000s of customers after it 'may have' set their credit limits too high
Thousands of Barclaycard customers will receive rebates of £230 on average, after the firm admitted it had failed to meet "expected standards" for assessing some customers and "may have" set their credit limit too high
30 October 2020
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13 April 2021Not-for-profit internet safety body Internet Matters has launched a free ten-point guide with tips to help kids and young people build good online money management habits.
'I'm self-employed but confused about whether I can claim the fourth grant' – Unsure? Here's what you need to know13 April 2021100s of self-employed people are confused about what constitutes being “adversely affected” by coronavirus, we have some helpful scenarios to work out where you stand, as well as HMRC’s guidance.
13 April 2021If you're worried about work during the coronavirus crisis, this guide looks at your rights if you're self employed, including what help's there for limited company directors.
13 April 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
12 April 2021Jobseekers claiming certain work-related benefits can once more get unlimited mobile data, minutes and texts for £10 a month.
Martin Lewis: Payment holidays coming to an end – but should you take one? Mortgages, credit cards, loans, payday loans, car finance and more23 March 2021Within the last week, we've seen the extension of coronavirus credit card, personal loan and overdraft help to 31 October 2020, with mortgage payment holidays already extended. The regulator's other help schemes are also likely to be extended too, including car finance and payday loans, yet should you do it?
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