Credit card charges
Tesco to slash rewards points for 2.8m credit card users
Nearly three million Tesco credit card users will lose out from a cap on the fees card firms charge retailers
2 September 2015
'Free' case of wine with Virgin Money credit cards
New Virgin Money credit card customers can get a free case of wine worth £55 for a limited time only
6 August 2015
RBS axes its YourPoints credit card reward scheme: Are you hit?
RBS has revealed it's scrapping its YourPoints credit card reward scheme as a result of a cap on interchange fees
16 April 2015
Capital One axes cardholder cashback. Are you hit?
Capital One is completely axing cashback for some of its cardholders and reducing the amount others can earn from 1 June
7 April 2015
Debit cards worse than credit cards for summer holidays
On a family holiday spending of £1,000 some will unwittingly lose out by £90, just because of which plastic they choose
23 June 2014
EU proposes card charges shake-up but will fees rise?
New European proposals aimed at cutting the cost of using debit and credit cards have been announced
24 July 2013
Credit and debit card fee clampdown begins
Firms will no longer be able to charge excessive credit and debit card fees when new rules come into force tomorrow
5 April 2013
Ryanair slaps 2% credit card fee on flights
The budget airline revealed the new fee just weeks after announcing all customers must pay its £6 per leg booking charge
28 November 2012
Credit card interest should be capped, MP says
Labour's Yvonne Fovargue wants interest to stop once a user has paid interest equivalent to three times the sum borrowed
28 November 2012
Card surcharge ban moves closer
The Government has today launched a consultation on implementing an end to unfair credit and debit card fees
3 September 2012
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26 April 2022It's hard to believe the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) charity is now six years old. As the chair of trustees, each year I write the foreword to its annual report – and today the 2021/22 report is out, so I thought I'd blog my formal chair's foreword here.
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