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  • Should you use a prepaid or credit card on holiday?

    Prepaid cards are packaged up as a great option for your overseas holiday spending – simply load the card with cash and you’re good to go (with the added reassurance you won’t

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 30 May 2014

  • Are prepaid cards best for holiday spends?

    If you're jetting off on holiday in the next few weeks, you might be wondering whether to take a wallet full of cash with you, or put most of your holiday spending on a debit

    Rachel Wait

    Updated: 03 July 2013

  • Paying by card on holiday? Take the right plastic

    A growing number of British holidaymakers are choosing to pay by plastic when they're abroad, according to new research, primarily because it's convenient.

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 28 June 2013

  • Should you get a prepaid card for your holiday money?

    Managing your holiday money can be a headache. If you carry wads of cash there’s always the risk of it being lost or stolen while you’re travelling. And even when you reach yo

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 02 May 2013

  • 5 reasons a prepaid card could suit you

    Credit cards, when used correctly, can be a great financial tool. As well as offering consumer protection on spend between £100 and £60,260 they also allow you to spread the c

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 30 April 2013

  • Beware of Apple 'bait apps'

    Apple is to face a lawsuit in the United States from angry parents who have seen their children rack up huge bills by downloading so-called ‘bait-apps’ from iTunes. And this i

    Les Roberts

    Updated: 24 April 2012

  • Pre-paid cards – the best option for holiday spending?

    Millions of holidaymakers prefer to pay by plastic when they are abroad rather than carrying wads of cash - only to find they’ve hit by steep fees when they open their stateme

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 14 July 2011

  • Best plastic for your summer holiday

    The summer holidays are just around the corner, but if you’re heading off abroad in the next few months, make sure you don’t get stung by steep charges for using your credit c

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 10 June 2011

  • Top tips to cut Easter holiday costs

    Thousands of people will head off on holiday abroad this Easter, but if you’re one of them, make sure you don’t end up paying for your break long after you’ve landed back in t

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 17 March 2011

  • Top ten ways to beat a festive financial hangover

    Millions of us will be tempted to spend more than we’d planned to in the run up to Christmas, but if you’re not careful you could end up with a serious festive financial hango

    Melanie Wright

    Updated: 09 December 2010

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