PINs and Needles: The Technology Behind Credit Cards

Visa Contactless

It's been an eventful time for the credit card market. Competition is hotting up in the market for balance transfer cards (with the longest 0% offer now at a whopping 33 months). And constant technological advances are making credit cards both faster to use and multifunctional. You may have heard that Transport for London are no longer accepting cash on London buses. If you haven't got an Oyster card, a contactless card is your next best bet.

Government should give us its new price comparison tool

Tesco Bank Current Account

The Government has convinced major banks to support the creation of a new tool that will direct people towards the best value current account for their needs. Britain’s biggest current account providers will help to create a tool that can read data from a customer’s existing current account to suggest if they could achieve better value elsewhere.

Closing Ranks: Landlord MPs Reject Proposals to Support Tenants

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If there wasn’t enough concern already about MPs’ property interests, there should be now. Yesterday, members with interests in property closed ranks by rejecting a motion to improve conditions for tenants. The motion concerning the private rental sector was submitted by Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East.

MPs oblivious to renters' troubles as they charge taxpayers over £5 million

Generation Rent MPs Rental Costs

I’ll be sorry to leave my merry little apartment at the end of the month. I’ve grown rather attached to my little penthouse of (almost) three years. But like thousands of others, I’ve fallen victim to housing and rental costs spiralling well above the average rise in earnings. The rent has been hiked beyond what I can reasonably afford, and there's little that can be done about it.