Credit cards

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Mastercard launches ‘smile to pay’ system amid privacy concerns
The company’s stab at the biometrics checkout market has raised debate about data storage and tracking

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

17, May, 2022 @6:21 PM

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Klarna to start reporting UK customer debts to credit agencies
Move by Swedish firm, the UK’s leading buy now, pay later company, will begin on 1 June

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

04, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A mysterious stranger has trashed my credit rating
As a result, a credit card provider has reduced my limit by 98%

Anna Tims

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Want to avoid card fees for cash withdrawals abroad? Here’s how …
Charges for taking out £250 at an overseas ATM can be as high as £15, but there are ways to avoid them

Hilary Osborne

09, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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UK credit card borrowing surges amid cost of living crisis
Concerns that low-income households are turning to expensive forms of lending as inflation soars

Phillip Inman

29, Mar, 2022 @1:27 PM

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UK shoppers face more identity checks when buying online
Two-factor authentication is designed to reduce the £376m lost to fraud in 2020

Julia Kollewe

14, Mar, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Cash’s reign fades as Covid accelerates high street switch to card-only
The trend towards cashless is creeping into food outlets

Shanti Das

12, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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I can’t manage my Virgin credit card account without a smartphone
I discovered that I now need an app when I tried to transfer money to my card account

Anna Tims

09, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Britons slow credit card spending and increase savings – for now
Debt charities expect borrowing levels to rise more sharply in spring as cost of living crisis bites

Phillip Inman

01, Mar, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Barclaycard insists I can only increase my credit limit via its app
A reader, who is an an older customer, says they don’t bank online and don’t have a smartphone

Miles Brignall

01, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Scammers guessed my credit card number – and they could guess yours too
Samuel Gibbs was surprised when his details were used to pay for a stranger’s takeaway. It is just one of a flood of ‘guess attacks’

Samuel Gibbs

26, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Loan sharks at the school gates, nude photos as security: how desperate people fall into the debt trap
Since the start of the pandemic, more than 11 million people have built up £25bn in arrears and debt. And illegal lenders are targeting those who can’t access mainstream credit

Daisy Schofield

21, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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