Rebuilding your credit history

In an uncertain financial market, it seems more and more of us are using ‘credit builder’ credit cards as a way of rebuilding our credit scores. Research conducted by Experian has revealed that 24% of all searches for credit cards last year were specifically targeting so called “credit re-builder cards”. Low or poor credit scores […]


Open banking shakes up personal finance

This week a series of new rules are to be introduced to promote ‘open banking’ the aim of which is to give the customer more choice on financial products. It’s one of the biggest changes to modern banking in years and means that customers will be able to share their personal information with companies other […]


Are ‘Guarantor Loans’ bridging the gap?

If someone said to you that they were applying for or indeed already had a ‘guarantor’ loan, what exactly would spring to mind? They cannot afford a ‘real’ loan; they must have really bad credit? It’s just another term for a payday loan? Whatever you may think, the guarantor loans sector is now the fastest […]


Alternatives to high cost overdrafts?

Many of us now use overdrafts as part of our everyday banking, but this could in effect be costing us more than we think and are there any cheaper alternatives? The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has already confirmed that overdrafts fees are extremely difficult for consumers to understand, especially when they are ‘unauthorised’. In research […]


Credit cards hit all time high APR

New data released by moneyfacts.co.uk has shown that the average credit card interest rate is now 23%APR, one of the highest on record. So is it now the best time to apply for an unsecured loan? Of course there are still some good credit card deals out there that offer special introductory deals and lower […]



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