Credit Cards

Find your best credit card.

Credit Card Guides

How do credit cards work?

Credit cards are one of the most successful financial products of all time, and it’s easy to understand why: they’re a convenient tool for making secure payments, they offer you enhanced consumer protection and – when used wisely – they can provide a source of cheap borrowing.

8 May, 2018

Bankrate's guide to credit cards

Credit and credit cards power the modern world. Whether you’re making payments online, paying with plastic (or contactlessly) at a shop, or looking for cheap sources of borrowing, credit cards have it all. But what are credit cards exactly, how do they work, why are they so popular – and what gotchas do you need to watch out for?

3 May, 2018

What is a balance transfer?

What is a credit card balance transfer?

3 May, 2018

Debt guide: How to get out of debt, or get free help

There are many reasons why you might find yourself with debts that you cannot afford to repay; don’t assume that it’s always the result of bad money management or spending beyond your means. The loss of a job, the inability to work due to sickness, an unexpected pregnancy or the death of a loved one – they all have the ability to plunge you into debt.

3 May, 2018

What type of credit card is best?

As a credit card user in the UK, you should expect a lot more from your card than just making payments and rolling credit from month to month. The UK credit card market is healthily competitive, which means there are some great deals and perks to be had if you do your research and shop around.

2 May, 2018

Bad credit credit cards

Credit cards for bad credit

2 May, 2018

Business credit cards

Business credit cards can boost your cash flow and simplify expense accounting, while also netting you some great rewards, benefits and discounts.

24 April, 2018

Cashback credit cards

Cashback credit cards pay you back a percentage of the amount you spend on your credit card – effectively money for nothing.

24 April, 2018

Balance transfer credit cards

Balance transfer cards let you easily shift high-interest debt held on an existing credit card (or cards) to a new card with a lower interest rate – as low as 0% in many instances – for a fixed introductory period.

24 April, 2018

Airmile credit cards

Airmile credit cards let you earn flights and other travel-related perks just for using the right credit card when you shop. If used wisely, airmile credit cards can lead to some fantastic travel experiences that cost you a nominal amount of money.

24 April, 2018

Did you find this useful?

© 2019 Bankrate and its licensors. All rights reserved. Bankrate is a trading name of uSwitch Limited, registered in England and Wales (company number 03612689). uSwitch Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under firm reference number 312850. You can check this on the Financial Services Register by visiting the FCA website: Our registered address is The Cooperage, 5 Copper Row, London, SE1 2LH.

Bankrate services are provided at no cost to you, but we may receive a commission from the companies to which we refer you.

We use cookies to enhance your experience with our tools and services. By clicking ‘Agree’ you accept our Cookie Policy.