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Looking for a new credit card, personal loan, mortgage, or trying to find a better current account? We compare a range of products from various providers to help you find what you’re looking for.

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Credit card glossary A-Z

Credit Card Glossary A-Z | Jargon Busting Credit Cards

Fed up with credit card jargon? Read our credit card glossary to get a simple explanation of everything from APR to Transfer fees.

Cashback credit cards explained

Cashback Credit Cards - A guide to Cashback

With cashback credit cards, you get cash back on your spending - learn more and use our credit card comparison tool to find the right one for you.

Section 75 - What is credit card protection?

Section 75 - What is credit card protection?

Using a credit card can offers great benefits. A key perk of owning a credit card is the protection you're given with Section 75.

Best credit cards for 2018 Christmas shopping and January sales

Best credit cards for 2018 Christmas shopping and January sales

What's the best credit cards for Christmas shopping? We look at cards that will reward you for spending or let you borrow for free.

Prepaid Travel Cards - the Best Way to Spend Overseas?

Prepaid travel cards are plastic payment cards pre-loaded with currency that enable you to spend as if you were using a credit or debit card

Airline credit cards - Airmiles & Avios points

Airline Credit Cards | Airmiles & Avios points

Airline credit cards help earn you Avios points the replacement for Airmiles when used for credit card purchases

How to get the best exchange rate? Credit cards vs cash

Get the best euro exchange rate on a credit card

What's the best way to spend as you travel around Europe? Take the euros as cash or spend on a travel credit card?

Credit cards for the unemployed

First Credit Card - How to Establish Credit History

Applying for a first credit card can have its complications - our guide can help with the preparation needed to build up your credit history

How to get the best exchange rate? Credit cards vs cash

How to Find the Best Card for Travel Abroad

Credit cards are convenient for making travel arrangements, and can also allow you a little more spending leeway when you are on holiday

Can you use a money transfer credit cards as an interest-free cash loan?

Money Transfer Credit Cards - Interest Free Cash Loans

Can money transfer credit cards give you interest free cash loans? Read the Uswitch guide to find the best interest-free money transfer credit cards

Should I take cash with me on holiday?

The world of travel money is notoriously difficult. Do you take money or change there? Do you take cash, card or cheque? We answer your questions.

Credit Cards Q&A

Credit Cards Q&A - Get Your Credit Card Questions Answered

Confused about credit cards or just want more information? Use our Q&A to find the answers you're looking for with our money experts

3 tips on the credit card pre-approval process

3 tips on credit card pre-approval process

Learn more about the credit card pre-approval process and see if it can really help your chances of getting a credit card if you have bad credit.

Can you use a money transfer credit cards as an interest-free cash loan?

Understanding the credit card summary box

Credit card comparison tables can be quite tricky, so it's worth knowing how to read the credit card summary box to decode the legal jargon.

Check your eligibility for credit cards and credit reports, cash coin purse

Claims Management Companies - PPI

Do claims management companies keep calling you? Find out why, what they do and if they can be useful for you. Claims management companies have been in the news since the PPI mis-selling scandal broke but how do claims management companies work?

Store Cards

Store Cards | Learn The Benefits And The Alternatives

Find out all you need to know about store cards and whether you could be better off with a reward or balance transfer credit card.

Credit card fraud: the biggest card frauds in history

Credit Card Application - Discover How Long it Will Take

Credit card applications can take a long time. Find out how long it will take to apply be accepted and receive a new credit card with our useful guide

How to pay for your holidays

How to pay for your holidays

Paying for a holiday can be one of the most expensive decisions of the year: flights, hotels and travel money. What's the best way to pay for it all?

Credit card glossary A-Z

Credit Limit - How to Increase the Amount I Can Borrow

Credit limits can restrict the amount of money you can borrow on a credit card or overdraft, but there are ways to increase it if you need some extra cash

Seven tips for first-time credit card holders

Read our seven tips for first time credit card holders. See our video for some basic credit card do's and don'ts

Bank of England base rate

Bank Of England Interest Rate - Current, Predictions & Next Review 2024

The base rate is the UK interest rate set by the Bank of England. A change in the base rate is likely to affect your mortgage rate. By understanding what it is and how it works, you can avoid paying more than you need to.

A row of UK terraced houses are shown, 3 of which have 'to let' signs posted in the front garden, to alert the fact that they are available for rental

What Are Consumer Buy To Let Mortgages?

A consumer buy-to-let mortgage is a type of buy-to-let mortgage that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).We look at how they differ from traditional buy-to-let mortgages.

Mortgages for holiday lets. With the right mortgage you could buy a stone cottage on a pretty country road like this one. Perfect to let out to holiday makers or on AirBNB

Compare Best Holiday Let Mortgage Rates & Deals 2024

Looking for a holiday let mortgage? Find out if you could get a mortgage for a holiday home and how to find the best rates available

Are cashback mortgages worth it?

What Are The Different Types Of Mortgages?

There are lots of different types of mortgages - our guide explains them all to help you decide the right option for you.

Islamic business lady signing an agreement for an Islamic / halal mortgage

Compare Best Islamic Mortgage Brokers, Rates & Deals 2024

The Islamic or halal mortgage process is slightly different, allowing customers to get finance to buy a home in compliance with Sharia law

Costs for buying a home

Costs & Fees Involved In Buying A House 2024

Home buying, moving and mortgage costs. Uswitch guide to all the costs of buying a house, including deposit, solicitor fees, stamp duty and conveyancing.

What is equity and how to use it for borrowing?

Remortgage To Release Equity 2024

What is equity and how can you access it? We explain how you can remortgage to release equity, getting cash from your home.

How to save for a mortgage deposit. Image of someone dropping coins in a jar labelled mortgage

How To Save For A Mortgage Deposit In 2024

Saving for a mortgage deposit can be difficult for today’s first-time buyer. Find out how to save more quickly and effectively to get on the property ladder sooner than you think

On a wooden desk lays an orange calculator, a small model of a green house with a red roof and a blue card with the words 'mortgage payment holiday' in bold print.

Mortgage Repayment Holidays Guide 2024

A repayment holiday is an agreement with your lender to take a break from your monthly mortgage payments, we look at how this impacts you in the long term

What is equity and how to use it for borrowing?

Variable Or Fixed Rate Mortgage 2024?

Our guide looks at variable vs fixed-rate mortgages and how to decide which one is right for your circumstances.

How to get a second mortgage

Second Home Mortgages in 2024 - How To Get One

A second home mortgage is a mortgage for buying a second home - not to be confused with getting a remortgage or second charge mortgage.

Gifted deposit for a mortgage

Gifted Deposit For A Mortgage In 2024

Many first time buyers get help from their parents, but if you are being gifted a deposit, here are some things you need to watch out for.

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