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Some level of debt is a normal part of modern life, but learning to manage that debt wisely makes good financial sense. The tips and news you’ll find here will help you get smart about your debt – and maybe even back in the black.

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The best credit cards that reward you for spending

Rewards credit cards are a fantastic tool for sensible spenders. The idea is tha...

How to get out of debt

Clearing debt is never easy, but these methods may give you just the boost you n...

Applying for a loan: how to dodge the ‘underhand tactics’ used by banks

Loan providers are using ‘underhand tactics’, which are costing Brits as muc...

Avoid these simple credit card mistakes to keep 0% deal

One in five Brits who’ve taken out a balance transfer card in the last five ye...

Money Mailbag: I’ve saved enough for an extension, what’s the best way to spend?

“We’ve finally saved up enough to get an extension on our property (£40,000...

A guide to picking the right credit card

To mark the 50th anniversary of Britain's first credit card, here's a handy guid...


Watch for these charges when using debit and credit cards abroad

Debit and credit card surcharges have been banned across the EU but there are st...

The three essentials of online Christmas shopping

With just three weekends left for Christmas shopping, many are turning online to...

Three alternatives to dipping into your arranged overdraft

People borrowing small amounts of money for a short period of time as part of an...

Why that buy-now-pay-later deal could cost more than you think

Credit options, particularly on larger purchases, can be an attractive method of...

You’ve cut up your credit card: what now?

Whether your credit card has served its purpose to cover a big expenditure or yo...

The truth about 0% car finance deals

More people than ever are using some form of finance to purchase a car, and deal...


New consumer finance rises 12% in January

New consumer finance business grew 12% in January, compared with the same month ...

Charity calls for greater protection of home loan customers

The doorstep lending market should come under the same protections afforded to p...

Careful who you sell to, lenders warned

The regulator has promised a clamp-down on finance companies ‘selling products...

Almost £1bn lost to fraud in 2017

Banks and card companies prevented £1.46bn in financial fraud attempts over 201...

Debt triggered by divorce and redundancy, finds charity

Debt problems tend to appear at significant life events such as divorce or redun...

Consumer spending has weakest start to the year since 2012

The latest figures from Visa show consumer spending making its weakest start to ...

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