Travel credit cards
Barclaycard launches two Avios credit cards - here's how they compare to the British Airways American Express cards
Barclaycard has launched two new credit cards that give customers British Airways Avios points for every pound spent, while users can also get seat upgrades. We have the full info below, as well as analysis on whether the new cards beat similar options from American Express.
1 March 2022
Got a Halifax or Virgin Money travel credit or debit card you haven't recently used? Check it won't get automatically cancelled
With some providers cancelling inactive cards, it's worth checking to see if you need to take action to keep your card account open - particularly if you have any upcoming Christmas trips.
2 December 2021
M&S launches new rewards scheme for credit card customers - but how does it stack up?
M&S Bank has launched a new rewards scheme for its credit card holders called 'Club Rewards'. Once you're a member you can earn extra loyalty points, money-off M&S vouchers, free next day delivery and more.
30 June 2021
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
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 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
'I paid in pounds... but RBS charged me overseas fees'
RBS and Natwest customers who use their debit cards on flights and ferries have been warned to watch out for unexpected charges, after a Virgin Atlantic passenger was stunned to find a 'foreign purchase fee' added to transactions made in pounds
24 December 2018
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27 May 2022John Lewis has partnered with rental clothing brand thelittleloop to launch a subscription rental service for children's clothes. Customers will pay a monthly, quarterly or six month fee to borrow between 6 and 14 items. Here’s how it’ll work.
27 May 2022Online shoppers at Morrisons will now see a 5% holding "deposit" taken on top of their total bill to help cover the cost of substitutions, the supermarket has said. So ensure you have the extra money in your account to place an order and bear in mind you can't access this cash until your final bill clears.
Martin Lewis backs calls to ensure search engines must prevent scam ads as part of the Online Safety Bill - here's all you need to know26 May 2022MoneySavingExpert (MSE) founder Martin Lewis has backed calls by consumer group Which? to tighten the wording within the forthcoming Online Safety Bill to ensure search engines, as well as social media companies, are forced to prevent fraudulent ads from appearing on their platforms. As it stands, the wording states that search engines only have to "minimise" fake ads.
Watch Martin Lewis's Q&A with Rishi Sunak on the new cost of living support package – plus more info on today's announcement26 May 2022Martin puts his, MSE users' and his social media followers' questions to Rishi Sunak following today's announcement of a new cost of living crisis support package.
Morrisons becomes the fourth major retailer to hike meal deal prices this year - here's how it compares24 May 2022Morrisons has increased the cost of its meal deal by 50p from £3 to £3.50, making it the fourth major retailer to up prices this year. Here's how it compares.
26 May 2022With the announcement of the Government's energy cost of living plans due out at lunchtime. I thought I'd speedily bash out a note down of what (from memory) I'd asked the Chancellor for when we spoke on Monday - and the other general suggestions I've been making.
24 May 2022Press the rewind button and go way back to April 2015... Possibly on the telly in the corner of your living room, I was on-air at the time urging savers as usual to use their new tax-free cash ISA allowance – because 'money was nicer in an ISA'. But things changed in 2016.
6 May 2022I set up MoneySavingExpert.com nearly 20 years ago – when arguably the modern web was still in its infancy. With an abundance of self-belief (something I had too much of then, as I realise now) I decided not to read any books, or follow prevailing wisdom on how a site should operate – and just do it my way.
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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