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The threat to your personal and financial data from fraudsters is an ever-increasing problem, and as scams get more complex and cyber criminals get even craftier, you need to be clever to thwart the threats.

6 June, 2018

Tesco Bank suffers major online and mobile banking outage

Tesco Bank’s online and mobile banking services crashed yesterday, locking out 5.6 million customers for four hours in the middle of the day.

6 June, 2018

The new credit card rules for persistent debt

The money watchdog, the FCA, has unveiled new rules on how credit card companies should deal with borrowers with long term or persistent debt.

29 May, 2018

UK economy will bounce back in 2018 says Bank of England

The UK economy will improve in 2018 after a very weak start to the year, according to Bank of England governor Mark Carney. If the economy improves as he expects, the Bank of England base rate will likely rise from 0.5% to 0.75%.

23 May, 2018

MBNA’s Virgin Atlantic credit card is shutting down

MBNA has started closing down its Virgin Atlantic White and Black credit cards. This affects both the Visa and Amex versions of those cards. After your card is closed down, you will probably be transitioned to another MBNA credit card – but one without the same perks and airmiles.

18 May, 2018

Reward credit cards

Reward credit cards offer you rewards for spending on your credit card. The actual rewards differ from card to card, but generally reward credit cards are a great way of getting something-for-nothing, even from your normal everyday spending.

18 May, 2018

Cryptocurrency explained: Bad for everyday purchases, okay for speculative investments

It’s an intriguing prospect, using cryptocurrency to buy everyday items, such as your daily latte or a takeaway pizza, and doing away with the need for cash or traditional banking services.

17 May, 2018

GDPR explained: How new data rules affect you and your finances

Tough new data protection rules – called GDPR – will come into force on May 25 across Europe, including here in the UK. These new regulations will dramatically change how companies collect, store and reuse your personal data.

16 May, 2018

How to pay off credit card debt

Carrying too much credit card debt is a major threat to your financial security. High interest rates can cause debt to quickly accumulate beyond your ability to repay, and the potential damage to your credit score can make it harder to qualify for other loans, or even rent an apartment.

14 May, 2018

£99 petrol pump deposit starts rolling out

Some petrol pumps in the UK have started requiring a £99 deposit before you can fill up your vehicle and pay at the pump with a credit card or debit card.

10 May, 2018

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