21 April 2014 : 

Are you struggling to get credit? Have you ever had a credit card application rejected? Well, you’re not alone. According to new research* one in eight Brits have been turned down for credit over the past three years – that’s the equivalent of 6 million people. While getting turned away is bad enough, the impact [...]

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How to avoid being rejected for a credit card There was a time when banks and building societies were dishing out credit cards to whoever applied. Those days are long gone I’m afraid. Unless you’re the ideal financial candidate, which very few of us are, there is a chance you’re application will be turned down [...]

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Saving Money with Balance Transfers With saving money being a main priority these days, there are countless reminders to compare gas and electricity tariffs, phone and broadband packages, even your insurance policies. Most UK consmers can save a few hundred pounds a year, but you could miss out on an even more lucrative opportunity. Switching [...]

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All about your credit rating With the economic climate being as tough as it is, UK banks and building societies are tightening their belts and getting stricter on who they’re willing to lend to. This makes it more important than ever to check your credit record and ensure it’s squeaky clean. It doesn’t matter whether [...]

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Credit Reference Agencies You may have heard the term ‘credit reference agencies’ being thrown around and don’t quite know what they are or how they might affect you. Almost every single person in the UK has a credit score produced by a credit reference agency (CRA) – although some are better than others. These agencies [...]

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Bad credit history and desperate to rebuild your financial future? As many as one in four of us in the UK have some form of adverse credit history such as late bill payments, defaults, arrears or CCJ’ s according to First4finance, the directory of UK finance websites. Fear not as it seems that it’s not [...]

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Average consumer borrowing (including credit cards) was £4,231 in March, an increase from the previous month, according to the latest statistics from Credit Action (the UK the national money education charity). Throughout the month 0.4 million purchase transactions were made using plastic every single day, racking up a total value of just over £1.5 billion. [...]

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If you are struggling with a poor credit rating you will find yourself excluded from the vast majority of mainstream credit options, including overdrafts, personal loans, mortgages, and credit cards. However, credit builder cards have proven to be a popular way for people to improve their credit rating and learn about managing their borrowing (without [...]

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How good is your credit rating? More and more Brits are suffering from a poor credit rating. Credit Action, one of the UK’s main debt charities, reports that there were 1,716 County Court Judgments (CCJs) issued in the third quarter of 2010 and that the Citizens Advice Bureau deal with 9,389 debt cases every day [...]

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Since the credit crunch hit, banks have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to obtain credit.  Whether it is a loan, mortgage or credit card, it has never been tougher to be approved. This is also true of bank accounts, as criteria for being accepted for a current account have become stricter over recent years. [...]

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