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Contactless card security flaw largely fixed, in win for MSE's two-year campaign

The financial regulator has said that "almost all" contactless transactions from the two biggest card schemes are now processed 'online' in order to combat a security flaw which meant crooks could use cards months after they'd been cancelled

29 January 2019

Guest comment: How the financial regulator's tackled contactless card fraud

The FCA’s Christopher Woolard gives an update on the regulator’s work to protect consumers from contactless card fraud - and what you can do if you think you’ve been targeted

29 January 2019

Saga to axe Platinum travel credit card

Over-50s financial provider Saga has announced it's closing its Platinum credit card in March, and customers have been told any outstanding balance will be "due and owing in full at that point". If you can't pay it off by then, your debt may be transferred but your interest rate could rise - here's what we know so far

16 January 2019

Competition watchdog to investigate Quidco and Topcashback merger

The UK's two biggest cashback sites are set to be owned by the same group in a proposed deal which is being investigated by the competition watchdog

12 November 2018

Firms STILL threatening to charge card fees nine months after ban

You should no longer be charged a fee for opting to pay by credit or debit card after a law change in January - but consumers are still being told they will be

2 November 2018

Contactless payments now 'more popular' than chip and PIN

Contactless payments are now more popular than chip and PIN card payments when people pay in UK stores

16 October 2018

Warning as card users UK-wide charged twice last Wednesday – check NOW

Check your statements now to see if you've been affected

3 September 2018

Virgin to revamp loyalty scheme - you'll soon be able to earn Flying Club miles on all Virgin brands

Virgin has revealed a major overhaul of its Flying Club loyalty scheme which it says will make it easier to earn reward flights and upgrades.

23 August 2018

Got a Lloyds Avios Rewards card? Your rewards will soon be slashed

Lloyds Bank is in the process of changing its Avios Rewards credit card

9 August 2018

Sainsbury's Bank to change 'confusing' new credit card statements

Sainsbury's Bank has said it will change the format of its new credit card statements as soon as possible

7 August 2018

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