The advantages and disadvantages of credit cards By Clare Francis
Credit cards come with some great advantages – but only if you use them in the right way. Get it wrong, and they could end up costing a fortune. Learn about the pros and cons of credit cards in more detail with our guide.
Best credit cards to use abroad By Clare Francis
Packing a credit card when you head off on holiday is great for convenience, security and even protection on your purchases. But choose wisely as some charge hefty fees for overseas use. Find out more with our guide.
Credit card glossary By Clare Francis
Credit cards come with a minefield of confusing terms and acronyms. So whether you're a seasoned credit card user or applying for your first deal, our glossary will help you make sense of the jargon.
Why use a credit card? By Clare Francis
Credit cards come in all shapes and sizes and finding one that suits you and how you spend can make a world of difference to your pocket. Find out more in our guide.
What is a balance transfer? By Clare Francis
These days, there is no need to pay extortionate rates of interest on lingering credit card balances – as there are so many great 0% balance transfer cards up for grabs. Find out more about how they work and what’s available.
What is a credit card?
Find out about how credit cards work, what protection they offer, the different kinds of deals available – and the potential pitfalls of not using your card responsibly – with our back to basics guide.
What is a good credit score? By Clare Francis
The better your credit score the better credit card deals you will be offered. Find out more about what a good credit rating means – and the impact it can have on your wallet – with our guide.
What is credit scoring? By Clare Francis
If you are considering taking out a mortgage, loan, credit card, or even a new current account, getting to grips with your credit score first is a good idea. Find out more with our guide on credit scoring and what it all means.
What type of credit card is best for me? By Clare Francis
A credit card can be a useful addition to any wallet, purse or pocket. But with a vast range of deals to meet different needs, find out what type of card will be suit you best before you apply.
Will I be accepted for a credit card? By Clare Francis
Applying for a credit card is very different to being accepted for one. Learn how to improve your chances of being approved with this guide – as well as the reasons why you may have been turned down.
A guide to student credit cards
A lack of credit history and regular income are two reasons why students are likely to be declined for a regular credit card. The good news is, there are deals available specifically for those in higher education. Read more about using thse products here.
Getting your first credit card
We take a behind-the-scenes look at the criteria credit card providers employ, so you can get ahead of the game when it comes to making your first application.
How to get approved for a credit card
Want to improve your chances of being accepted for a credit card? We take a look at the criteria used by providers so you can get a head start when it comes to making a successful application.
Easy to get credit cards for poor credit
If you have a poor credit history, all is not lost when it comes to credit cards. In fact some deals can actually help improve your credit score. We take a look at how these deals work.
How to apply for a credit card
If you're thinking of applying for a credit card, this step-by-step guide explains everything you need to know – from how credit scoring works, to how to get the deal that will best suit your pocket.
What are money transfer credit cards?
Usually residing under the banner of ‘balance transfer credit cards’, money transfer cards can be really useful in helping you to organise your finances cost-efficiently. Learn more with our guide.
A guide to charge cards By Clare Francis
What are charge cards and how do they differ to credit cards? What are the advantages and disadvantages and how can you get the best deal to fit your needs? We explain all in our guide.
Why do I need a credit card? By Clare Francis
Used wisely, a credit card can be invaluable to your finances and your everyday spending. We detail their benefits, which range from convenience and safer shopping, to avoiding interest and even getting paid for spending.
How much does a credit card cost? By Clare Francis
Credit card fees and charges can be a minefield. Our useful guide takes you through the different costs associated with everything from making a 0% balance transfer, to late or missed payments.
Guide to credit card security By Clare Francis
Fraud is on the increase which means being really vigilant with your finances both on and offline. Read more about protecting yourself against credit card scams – and the protection offered to you by card providers on your purchases.
Guide to credit card protection By Clare Francis
Credit cards offer a host of free benefits that make them one of the safest means of paying. We explain how your credit card provider is protecting your purchases, your identity and your finances – all for free!
Guide to credit card charges By Clare Francis
Credit cards can be very useful, but it's important to remember that they can come with a host of different charges. This guide takes you through each and every possible fee so you can avoid any nasty surprises.
Is a cashback credit card right for you?
Cashback credit cards can be a great way of earning something back as you spend. In this guide we explain how they work and what to watch out for.
How the right credit card can boost your credit score By Melanie Wright
Never borrowed before or had problems with debt repayments in the past? Our guide explains how using the right credit card can help to boost your credit score and prove to lenders you’re a responsible borrower.
Choosing a credit card
How do you work out which credit card to go for? We'll show you what you need to consider so you can choose the right card for you