While shopping online, a Which? member nearly fell victim to a sophisticated online credit card scam that none of our experts have come across before.
What entices you to shop online? For me, it’s knowing that I don’t have to get on a bus to my local shopping centre before lugging everything home.
A Which? member asked us for advice when his daughter unwittingly became liable for an online selling scam using Paypal.
I love saving money, but traipsing from shop to shop, trawling the web or fighting off other bargain hunters in the sales? Not so much. Well, shopping for cheap household products can be easier than you think.
Charges for paying by credit card are generally more reasonable now than in the past, but a Which? investigation found that they still vary a lot. Have you been stung by a credit card charge recently?
(more about credit card charges…)
The Christmas season is known to come with its own special hefty price tag, so how do we cope with the cost of Christmas? *Warning – not a lot of Christmas cheer can be found here*.
A recent report shows that contactless mobile payment systems in the UK have won the hearts of many. So are we losing our love for the PIN, or are we still a way off finding a secure alternative?
When we asked people how much a ‘0%’ balance transfer would cost – close to 0% of them actually got it right. I’m not sure 100% confusion was what they were going for.
When I noticed three consecutive late payment fees on my NatWest credit card recently, despite having made my payments on time, I phoned up to find out more…
Which? Legal members came to us for help when they were told their roof was in danger of collapsing. As they paid on credit card, they weren’t out of luck…
How do you choose your credit cards? The Financial Conduct Authority is looking into the credit card market and is keen to hear your views. Here’s more from the FCA’s policy director Christopher Woolard…
Not only are credit cards a convenient way to pay, but they can also offer legal protection if something goes wrong. The Consumer Credit Act has given us this protection for four decades. So why are many providers still getting your rights wrong?
I’m always wary of answering withheld numbers. The past few years spent fighting back offers of new phone contracts and fictitious compensation claims have me hanging up when I see ‘no caller ID’.
When you work in a team of financial experts, you tend to learn lots of clever money-making tips. My personal favourite involves storing funds from a 0% interest credit card in a high-interest account; or stoozing.