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Curve 'all-in-one' debit card to charge 1.5% fee for HMRC payments

Curve is to close a loophole which essentially allowed customers to make payments to HMRC using a personal credit card

26 November 2019

Lloyds Trustcard customers only have weeks to spend their points ahead of reward shake-up

Lloyds is revamping its legacy Trustcard credit card reward scheme, meaning customers will earn cashback rather than points - but some will have just weeks to redeem hundreds of pounds of points to avoid losing them

31 October 2019

NatWest and RBS to cancel 1,000s of PPI policies – check if you need yours

NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank will cancel thousands of customers' PPI policies from 11.59pm on 29 December – if you need a policy, you'll have to find another provider.

10 October 2019

Almost 80% of retail sales paid for by card

Shoppers paid for almost £300 billion of purchases on their credit and debit cards last year, according to data from the British Retail Consortium, while just £78 billion of purchases were paid for in cash

19 September 2019

Barclaycard cans free overseas spending on top-pick Platinum Cashback Plus card

Customers who apply for the Barclaycard Platinum Cashback Plus card from today will pay a fee every time they buy something or withdraw cash overseas - but if you've already got the card you'll continue to be able to use it for free abroad

27 June 2019

Barclaycard customers sent credit cards which don't work

Barclaycard customers have been left in the lurch after the firm sent out a malfunctioning batch of credit cards, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal

30 May 2019

Amazon slashes credit card rewards bonuses

Amazon has cut the points its Platinum Mastercard offers for non-Amazon purchases - you'll now get just 0.5 points for every £2 you spend at other retailers, which is half as many as before

2 May 2019

Appeal court revives £14 billion Mastercard class action

A lawsuit against Mastercard - which aims to see 46 million consumers each receive £100s in compensation - has been revived after a court granted permission to appeal a decision to dismiss the case

16 April 2019

Got a prepaid Mastercard? You won't be offered rip-off currency conversions from this week

We've long warned travellers to pay in the local currency rather than pounds to avoid hideous exchange rates - and from Friday, if you've a Mastercard prepaid card you won't be offered transactions in pounds at all

8 April 2019

Saga gives Platinum cardholders last-minute lifeline on outstanding balances

Over-50s financial provider Saga is to throw a last-minute lifeline to Platinum credit cardholders who've yet to settle outstanding balances ahead of the card's closure next week, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal - after leaving customers in limbo for two months

20 March 2019

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