Credit card guides

Our credit card guides can help you decide which is the best type of card for your needs, be it a balance transfer, purchase, cashback or reward card. We also explain the legal protection available.

What is a credit record?

It is a record of your financial history, including details of when you have borrowed money and the repayments you have made. Here is what else it shows.

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What is a business credit card?

If you run a business or make purchases for the company you work for, a credit card could be the best way to spend. Here's what you need to know about business credit cards.

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What are rewards credit cards?

You can get rewards like shopping vouchers for just spending on some credit cards. Here is how they work and how to choose a card with the rewards you want.

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Why you should compare travel credit cards

If you want to find the cheapest travel credit card to use on holiday this year, it is important to compare as many as possible to find the best one.

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What is a balance transfer credit card?

Balance transfer credit cards allow you to move debt from one card to another. The new card may have 0% interest rate, so you can clear your debt quicker.

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What are store cards & are they worth it?

Applying for a store card at your favourite shop might bag you a discount, but there could be a cheaper option. Here's how store cards work and what they cost.

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How to check your credit card application will be accepted

Find out which credit cards could accept you with our eligibility checker

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Which Credit Card Is Best For Me? - Choose a card

Choosing the right type of credit card could save you money in interest, earn you rewards or help you get accepted. Here is how to pick the right one and where to find it.

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How to get accepted for a credit card

Here is how to improve your chances of getting accepted for a credit card.

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How to manage your credit card

Knowing how to manage your credit card can help you get the most out of it and save money. This is how to make using your new card hassle free.

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What are credit cards?

Here is how credit cards work, what they cost, whether you need one and if so what type of card you should get.

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How to understand credit card charges

Here are the credit card charges you need to know about and how to avoid them.

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How to use cashback credit cards

If you pay off your credit card every month you could make a profit on your spending with a cashback card. Here is how to pick a card and maximise what you earn.

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How to use a credit card for your Christmas shopping

UK households typically increase their spending in December. If you plan to spend more money on Christmas this year, use a credit card to make it work for you.

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How long does it take to get a credit card?

It can take up to 10 working days for your credit card to arrive in the post. But you may be approved for the card on the same day you apply.

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Can you transfer a balance from someone else's credit card?

You can transfer a balance from one person's credit card to another. But taking on someone else's debt can be risky.

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How do credit card limits work?

Here is everything you need to know about credit card limits.

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Can you use a credit card abroad?

You can use credit cards abroad, but it's not as simple or as cheap as using them in the UK. Here is what you need to know before using your credit card overseas.

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How to improve your credit score

You can take these steps to improve your credit score and increase your chances of getting accepted for credit in the future.

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How to apply for a credit card

If you want a new credit card, here is exactly what you need to do to find the best deal for you and apply for it.

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How to use a credit card for interest free purchases

0% credit cards do not charge you interest on your purchases for a set period of time. They're commonly used for buying big, expensive products so you can spread out the cost.

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6 things to buy on Black Friday

If you want to cash in on the Black Friday savings, it's important to have a plan. Knowing what to buy could help you save hundreds of pounds.

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