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.

The most expensive sports stadiums in North America for fans

Now that fans are allowed back into stadiums, sport is well and truly back. But supporting our favourite sports teams isn’t cheap, so which stadiums are the most budget-friendly?

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World's most loved theatres

money.co.uk has conducted research to find the most love threatres in the world right now.

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Tax-free shopping

Tax-free shopping is a great way to pick up luxury items for less. Now that the UK has officially left the European Union, Brits can benefit more than ever before.

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Cashless Countries Europe Edition

Following the contact-free payment increase during the coronavirus pandemic, plus the recent announcement that old-school £20 and £50 notes will be obsolete by September 30th 2022, bank notes and coins are continuing to be phased out

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Sainsbury’s Dual 24 Month Credit Card June 2022

Sainsbury’s Dual 24 Month Credit Card review - we breakdown the deals, fees and rewards, to help you decide whether it's the right credit card for you.

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Santander Everyday No Balance Transfer Fee Credit Card June 2022

Santander Everyday No Balance Transfer Fee Credit Card review - our verdict on its rewards, benefits and costs and whether it is the right option for you.

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Michelin star guide

For over a century, the Michelin Guide has been the gold standard when it comes to fine dining excellence. But which Michelin star holding restaurants are the best of the best, and which offer the best value for money?

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Movie superfan costs

A new study reveals the film franchises that cost the most for super fans around the world.

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Weekly shop index

The bare food essentials such as fruit, vegetables and dairy are part of our weekly grocery shopping lists right around the world, but how does the cost of these necessary items vary from one country to another?

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The price of love

Whether it’s dating app subscriptions or the cost of the dates themselves, love doesn’t always come free, so our personal finance experts looked at how much a singleton can expect to pay in the search for that special someone.

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2021 Fraud Report

As a result of the pandemic, we’ve seen an evolution in fraud attacks over the past two years, as criminals explore new and sophisticated ways to target potential victims. Our personal finance experts have dug into the latest police figures to reveal the full impact of fraud and cybercrime in 2021.

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The Beauty Index 2022

When it comes to skincare or cosmetics there is a wealth of options available, from household names to boutique style start-ups but what products are our favourites?

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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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The best value celebrity-owned alcohol

With so many famous faces creating their own line of alcohol, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have revealed which one is the best value.

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Subscription savers | The cost of convenience

Money.co.uk reveals how much it actually costs to live from the most popular subscription boxes on the market.

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The best (and worst) football stadiums in Europe

Which are the best-reviewed football stadiums by the fans that visit them? By compiling reviews of 140 major stadiums across Europe, money.co.uk has been able to discover the best football stadiums in Europe.

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The most beautiful five-star hotels around the world

Discover the most beautiful luxury hotels around the world to give you inspiration for your future getaways.

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Top Christmas toys by year

Our personal finance experts uncover how the price for the Christmas must-have toys has evolved over the last decade.

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Credit Cards - Reviews - Amazon Platinum Mastercard | Money.co.uk

Amazon Platinum Mastercard review - our verdict on its rewards, benefits and costs and whether it is the best option for you.

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Virgin Money Travel Credit Card Review (21.9%)

Virgin Money Travel Credit Card (21.9%) review - our verdict on its rewards, benefits and costs and whether it is the right option for you.

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In-game merchant markups

Revealing the best and worst games for selling your loot.

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The best value Christmas Dinners Report

With Christmas just around the corner, our personal finances experts reveal the best supermarkets for both value and luxury Christmas dinner options.

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Most popular celebrity fashion icons

Using Google search data, Money.co.uk have revealed the most popular celebrity fashion icons in (nearly) every country in the world.

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The Dirty Delivery Report 2021

The consumer spending experts at money.co.uk reveal the carbon cost of online shopping.

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The most popular fashion brands around the world

The consumer spending experts at money.co.uk have analysed Google search data from around the globe to reveal the world's most popular fashion brands.

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Should you get a student credit card?

A student credit card could be useful in emergencies and help you build your credit record, but they can be expensive. Here's how to find the right student credit card and use it wisely.

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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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What is a money transfer credit card?

If you want a new credit card, here is exactly what you need to do to apply for it.

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When should you use a credit card or debit card?

When it comes to credit cards vs. debit cards, is one better than the other? Each has its advantages, so it's useful to know when to use one over the other.

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What is an air miles credit card?

You could earn free flights just by spending on an air miles credit card. Here is how they work and how to pick the right card.

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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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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 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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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 to get a credit card if you have bad credit

If you have struggled with debt in the past, you may still be able to get a credit card. Here is how to get a credit card with a poor credit history and start to rebuild your credit record for the future.

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The Doggy Daycare Report

Revealing the cost of dog daycare facilities around the world.

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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 withdraw cash from a credit card?

You can use a credit card for cash withdrawals, but they come with expensive fees. Here is when they are charged and how to keep your costs down.

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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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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 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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What is interest?

Borrowing costs money. A lender will usually charge a borrower a percentage of the money lent, rather than a flat fee. This is called interest. This guide covers the basics of how interest works, what it is and what it means for your finances.

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Can you transfer money from a credit card to your bank account

If you want to borrow a small sum of cash to repay a debt, or clear an overdraft, you can use a money transfer credit card to move cash into your current account.

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How to pay off your credit card

There's more than one way to pay off credit card debt. Whatever you choose to do, you could drastically cut down your interest payments and become debt-free sooner.

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What is the difference between Visa and MasterCard?

MasterCard and Visa work very similarly to one another. They are payment networks, which process payments when you spend using your credit, debit or prepaid card.

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How to get your first credit card

Here is how to prepare yourself for your first credit card application.

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How many credit cards should you have?

Here is how the number of cards you have can affect your finances and credit record, and what you can do about it.

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Section 75: Your free credit card purchase protection

When you spend money on your credit card you get extra consumer protection on your purchases. Find out more about Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act and how it can provide you with additional peace of mind.

The free refund rights that come with your card

Can you use a 0% card for spending

0% credit cards charge no interest on purchases for a set period – so if you have a large purchase to make, they can really help. Find out more about how a 0% card can save you money

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How to get fee-free balance transfers

Fee-free balance transfer credit cards let you move existing card debt to a new credit card without paying a fee. Find out whether this type of plastic could work for you.

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Best way to get air miles with a credit card

The right credit card could give you an upgrade on your flight, cheaper tickets or even a hotel stay for you and your family. Find out how a credit card with air miles could benefit you.

How air miles credit cards work

Credit card dangers

It seems the simpler it is to spend, the easier it is to fall foul of perils that can result in you losing out. Here we take a look at some of the hazards of spending with plastic.

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Different credit cards explained

There are several types of credit card, from student to cashback cards, and each has a specific purpose. Read our guide to find out how they differ and which credit card is best for you.

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How to cancel a credit card

There are a number of reasons you might want to cancel a credit card. Find out how to go about closing your account and what to watch out for.

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Can you really just write off your debts?

You can’t just borrow money and not pay it back. But while writing off your debts for free is not an option, there is help available if you’re struggling to pay back what you owe.

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Tesco v Sainsbury - which supermarket has the best credit card?

You choose a supermarket for your weekly shop but should you use its credit card? We investigate the best supermarket credit cards and how the Tesco and Sainsbury’s cards compare.

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Best credit card rewards

Credit cards can come with a range of rewards that enhance their benefits. We look at the rewards on offer and how to get the most out of them.

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Debt rights explained

Find out what your rights are if you fall behind with debt payments and what creditors are entitled to do to get their money back.

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IVAs explained

An IVA, or individual voluntary arrangement, is a legally binding agreement between you and any company to whom you are in debt. It sets out how and when you will pay back what is owed.

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The Quarterly Fraud and Cyber Crime Report | July - September 2021

Money.co.uk have reviewed the latest figures from Action Fraud, to uncover fraud and cyber crime activity in the UK.

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Contactless security myths debunked

Our personal finance experts show the history of contactless payments and sieve through the fiction and facts to debunk seven common myths around contactless payments.

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The ultimate bucket list of global golf courses

Money.co.uk reveals which of the world’s most prestigious golf courses are the best to visit.

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Cycle Cities Report

Revealing the safest and most affordable cities to rent bikes.

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How much does it cost to be a popstar superfan

Discover which mega pop acts cost the most, and least, for fans to support, from gig tickets and signed merchandise to album downloads.

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Best Value Theme Park Report

Our spending experts reveal the most affordable theme parks for families

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Revealed: Worst value tourist attractions In the UK

Everyone loves a day out but the cost of visiting famous attractions can often stack up, discover the best and worst value attractions in the UK here.

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City style inspirations

Discover the cities around the world serving up the greatest inspiration for our fashion style and décor decisions, according to Pinterest data.

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Shop Now, Stress Later; revealing the cost of Buy Now, Pay Later schemes

Almost a year on from the first ‘Shop Now, Stress Later Report’ the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have crunched the numbers to find out if the British public is still spending now, and worrying about the consequences later.

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Celebrity engagement ring rich list

The credit cards team at money.co.uk have partnered with Zack Stone, an Engagement Ring Specialist at Jewellers Steven Stone, to reveal some of the most iconic and valuable celebrity engagement rings of all time.

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Revealed: The most beautiful beaches around the world

Discover the most beautiful beaches around the world to give you inspiration for your future getaways.

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Best rated subscription boxes for Father's Day

With Father's Day just around the corner, the personal finance experts at money.co.uk have taken a look at how much Brits are set to spend this year, following a year of social restrictions and virtual celebrations.

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The Best Value BBQ Report

Our personal finance team have scoured retailers across the UK to reveal the average cost of a Great British BBQ and which stores to head to for the best value items.

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The world’s most popular condiments

Money.co.uk has analysed 43 condiments alongside 55 condiment brands from around the world to reveal which are the most popular in the 35 of the world’s wealthiest countries.

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Wedding Trends Pinterest Report

We’ve delved into Pinterest data to see which wedding trends are being pinned the most - from top bridal looks to popular destinations for the big day.

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Luxury Fashion Index

We delve into the world of luxury goods to discover the cost of iconic fashion around the world.

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Cashless Countries

Using data from the World Bank and the largest debit and credit card providers, money.co.uk can reveal the most cashless economies in the world.

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The Most Valuable Luxury Brands’ Packaging

Discover which empty packaging from your favourite luxury brands could be worth up to £160.

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The most watched dogs on TikTok

Discover which breed of dog has the most views on TikTok and which famous dogs are cashing in on social media.

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The world’s most popular dog tattoos

Discover the world’s most pup-ular dog breeds for tattoos, as well as other favourite pets people get inked on their bodies.

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Revealed: the most searched for fashion and celebrity inspiration around the world

Want to discover the most popular fashion brands and the most stylish celebrities in the world? Our credit card experts’ global research reveals all. Worldwide search data analysed by Money.co.uk using Google Keyword planner.

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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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