Credit Cards

Take a look at our helpful credit card guides and reviews. Find out all about the different types of credit cards, how to improve your credit score, and how to get out of debt.

Credit Cards Basics

What type of credit card is best?

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Credit cards vs Debit cards

Find out the difference between these two card types and decide which one is best for you.

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Using a credit card abroad

Going on holiday? Find out the best options for spending while abroad in this guide.

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Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act

Find out about the payment protection that comes as standard when you buy goods and services with a credit card.

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All Credit Card Guides

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What are store cards and are they worth it?

What is the difference between a store card and a normal credit card? Are store cards worth it? Find out all about this type of reward-based credit card in our guide.

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Credit card limits: How do they work?

Is your credit card limit too high or too low? This guide will explain how credit limits work, and how keeping an eye on them can help prevent you from paying extra fees or damaging your credit score.

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Consolidating credit card debt

Keeping track of debt can be difficult when you have credit cards, loans and overdrafts spread out across different accounts. If you are looking for ways to manage your credit card debt, debt consolidation can be a convenient method of managing several debts at once.

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Paying off your credit card

Credit card debt can add up quickly and tackling the debt can feel overwhelming. This guide covers the practical ways to reduce the cost of your credit and pay off your cards quickly.

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Can you pay off a loan with a credit card?

If you’re looking to reduce the cost of a personal loan, using a credit card can be a good way to achieve your goal. Read this guide to find out how to pay off your loan using a transfer credit card.

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Using a credit card abroad

Credit cards can be an easy way to spend money abroad, but spending overseas isn’t always as simple as taking your everyday credit card and carrying on as usual. Find out how to use a credit card abroad in this guide.

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Is sharing a credit card with someone else a good idea?

You may think about getting a joint credit card with a partner or someone else you trust. But is it a good idea? What are the risks of having an additional credit cardholder?

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How to apply for a credit card

Getting a credit card isn’t a complicated business. But there are steps you need to take to make sure you get the right card for you and your application is successful. This guide explores how to apply for a credit card.

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Credit card charges: How are they calculated

Credit card charges can catch you out and add to the cost of using your credit card. Here we look at how credit card charges are calculated and what you can do to avoid them.

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Can you withdraw money from a credit card?

A credit card is a great way to borrow money, provided you make the minimum repayments every month. But can you withdraw cash from a credit card? This guide explores the best ways to use your credit card.

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What is the difference between a Mastercard and Visa credit card?

Most credit cards feature either a Mastercard or Visa symbol. But what is the difference between Mastercard and Visa? How can you choose between the two? Read this guide to find out.

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Applying for a Credit Card with Bad Credit

If you have a bad credit history, you might be wondering how best to go about applying for a credit card. Read this guide to find out our tips and tricks to applying for a credit card with bad credit.