‘Credit Cards’ Category

Energy Prices Rapidly Increasing

Posted in Credit Cards, Utilities on Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 11:24 by Jessica Haynes.

The latest round of price increases have driven the average price of electricity up more than 11%, with gas prices increasing recently by more than 17%.

David Cameron Urges Britons to Pay Down Credit Cards

Posted in Credit Cards on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 12:22 by Jessica Haynes.

Prime Minister David Cameron spoke at the Conservative Party conference this week, speaking at length about the economic slowdown and its implications for the borrowing and spending patterns of both ordinary Britons and the government itself.

Monitoring Your Holiday Expenses

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Thursday, July 28th, 2011 at 15:58 by Martyn Shaw.

As many people prepare to go on holiday, the need to manage expenses is more important than ever, especially for those who are going abroad.  Thanks to complications in exchanging currency, obtaining funds from foreign automatic teller machines and other issues, travellers should do some advance planning in order to make sure their holiday spending [...]

Taking Advantage of the Credit Card Wars

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 at 09:52 by Martyn Shaw.

There is a conflict afoot among different credit card providers and there is a good chance you can benefit from the skirmish.

Improving Your Credit Scores

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Friday, June 17th, 2011 at 16:35 by Martyn Shaw.

Many consumers saw their credit scores spiral downward during the recession, especially after job losses and other factors that made it difficult to keep up with their obligations. For many, the task now is to begin repairing their damaged credit ratings and hopefully be able to get back to where they were before the recession began.

Are Store Cards Really That Bad?

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at 10:56 by Jessica Haynes.

Many experts warn against using store cards in place of credit cards when making purchases. The conventional wisdom is that store cards carry a higher interest rate than most credit cards, and that stores are sometimes more liberal with credit limits, a factor that could lead to financial difficulties.

Shopping for the Best Credit Card Terms

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 09:58 by Jessica Haynes.

As many consumers know, obtaining a credit card with competitive rates and terms is much more difficult than in times past. The good news is that by taking some time to look into different offers even as you do what you can to boost your credit scores, the chances of getting at least a decent rate is possible. Here are some tips that will help.

Taking Advantage of the Credit Card Wars

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Friday, March 18th, 2011 at 16:40 by Martyn Shaw.

Many consumers are aware that competition between the major credit card providers is beginning to heat up. This is actually good news for many households, since it could mean opportunities to reorganise card debt to better advantage. Here are some ideas on how to make the most of this situation while it lasts.

Outwitting Credit Card Fraudsters

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 12:52 by Jessica Haynes.

s more people worry about the possibility of identity theft, concerns regarding credit card fraud have increased significantly. There is reason for concern, since fraudsters make use of a wide range of strategies to collect personal information for their own purposes. Fortunately, consumers can protect themselves with a few basic tricks.

Avoiding Credit Card Default

Posted in Credit Cards, General, Money Saving on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 09:39 by Jessica Haynes.

With more households dealing with inflation, it is not unusual that some people are finding it difficult to keep up their credit card payments. This has led to an increase in consumers defaulting on their balances. If you feel yourself moving closer to that possibility, here are some tips on how to reverse the situation.