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Understanding

Introduction

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Do you have questions about debt? This section will help you demystify the debt market and borrow money responsibly.

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Dec 11, 2020

YourMoney guide to balance transfer credit cards

Transferring your debt from one or more credit cards to a new card can save you a lot of m...
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Jun 24, 2020

Cancelled holiday or event: The credit card refund mistake you must avoid

With millions of holidays, events and activities cancelled because of coronavirus, refunds...
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May 06, 2020

IVAs during coronavirus: what you need to know

Hundreds of thousands of people are in IVAs - Individual Voluntary Arrangements- at any o...
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Jan 14, 2020

The pros and cons of balance transfer cards

While using 0% balance transfer cards can be a smart way of getting yourself out of debt, ...

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Sep 22, 2017

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

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Jul 28, 2017

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

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Jul 21, 2017

The truth about 0% car finance deals

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Jul 07, 2017

Consumer lending rises 8% over one year

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Jul 05, 2017

Credit card vs loan: which is best for borrowing money?

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Jun 30, 2017

High cost of credit a ‘key risk’ says Citizens Advice

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Jun 27, 2017

Consumers keep borrowing, but Bank of England is worried

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Jun 26, 2017

Should you pay back your children’s student loans?

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Jun 22, 2017

Why you shouldn’t buy travel currency in the UK with your credit card

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Jun 02, 2017

Pick the right cards for holiday to save £100 in fees

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May 09, 2017

The credit cards that can help fix your credit score

Apr 19, 2017

A quick guide to guarantor loans – in association with Guarantor Loan Comparison

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Apr 03, 2017

I’m worried one missed credit card payment will damage my credit score

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Mar 24, 2017

‘Should I cancel my unused credit cards?’

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Mar 01, 2017

One thing everyone should do before applying for credit

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Jan 31, 2017

Why more needs to be done to explain the basics of credit cards

News

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Jun 16, 2021

Students have just over a week to apply for finance

Full-time, returning undergraduate students in England have until 25 June to apply for fin...
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Jun 16, 2021

M&S Bank launches rewards scheme that includes free next day delivery

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Jun 14, 2021

More than half of young workers ‘made a bad debt decision’ during pandemic

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Jun 09, 2021

Jobs to go at debt charity – despite increased demand for debt advice

StepChange plans to cut about 170 jobs due to cuts in funding.
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Jun 07, 2021

Klarna claims to be better than credit cards – but is its argument flawed?

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Jun 07, 2021

Young borrowers at risk of damaging their credit scores

The savings accounts paying the most interest

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Everything you need to know about being furloughed

Few people had heard of ‘furlough’ before March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic thrust the idea of bein...

The experts’ guide to sorting out your personal finances in 2021

From opting to ‘low spend’ months to imposing your own ‘cooling-off period’, industry experts reveal t...

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

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Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

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Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

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