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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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Find The Best Mastercard Credit Cards

Compare Mastercard credit card deals with Uswitch - find the best low APR, balance transfer and cashback credit cards.

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Credit card charges explained

Credit card charges can affect your ability to apply for credit and your credit rating. Find out how to understand credit charges in our Uswitch guide

Credit card fraud: the biggest card frauds in history

Credit card fraud: the biggest card frauds in history

Credit card security has improved but card fraud is still on the rise, we take a look at two of the biggest credit card frauds ever

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

What's the best frequent flyer reward: Avios or Virgin?

There are two main UK credit card airline rewards schemes: Avios (the new Airmiles) and Virgin Miles. Which one is better?

Cashback is being cut back: which cards are safe?

Cashback is being cut back: which cards are safe?

RBS and Capital One cardholders are seeing their cashback and rewards scaled back, but why? And is your card safe?

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Questions about credit cards

There is a lot of confusion around credit cards and a lot of questions around a few key terms.

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Credit Card Cheques - What is a Credit Card Cheque? - Uswitch

Credit card cheques were a means of paying for goods or services without cash and when you couldn't use your credit card.

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Low Rate APR Credit Cards

Low rate APR credit cards could save you more money in the long run - find out how and compare low rate credit cards with Uswitch to find a great deal.

What is a minimum repayment on credit cards

What is a minimum repayment on credit

The minimum payment on a credit card can vary but it is typically the highest of the total balance under a fixed amount or the interest

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Cashback credit card wars - Santander vs AmEx

Cashback credit cards allow you to earn back money as you spend as a reward, but which card will give you the most back? American Express or Santander?

Longest 0% balance transfer cards - which is best?

Longest 0% balance transfer cards - which is best?

Several 0% balance transfer cards are currently offering interest free periods as long as three years - we take a closer look to decide which one is best.

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Payday Loans or Credit Card Cash Advance? Which is best?

Should you get a payday loan, overdraft or a cash advance on your credit card? What are the best short term lending options available to you?

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What is LTV? How to Calculate LTV - Loan to Value Ratio

LTV, or loan-to-value, is the percentage you are borrowing of the property value when you get a mortgage. IT affects the interest rates lenders charge

Gifted deposit for a mortgage

Mortgage Offers Explained | How Long Does A Mortgage Offer Last?

Read our guide to find out everything you need to know about mortgage offers, from how long they lost and how they differ from a mortgage in principle.

Are cashback mortgages worth it?

How To Get A Mortgage In 2024 - A Step-By-Step Guide

Applying for a mortgage can be daunting, but our guide explains everything you need to know, including what documents you need and how a broker can help.

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Whate Are Deposit Protection Schemes?

The deposit protection scheme is a vital safeguard for tenants and landlords alike, find out your responsibilities under the scheme as a residential landlord

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What Is Gazumping & How To Avoid It

Gazumping is when a seller accepts a better offer on their property after a sale has already been agreed with another buyer, but before contracts have been exchanged.

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Porting A Mortgage With The Same Lender 2024

If you are moving home you might be able to keep your existing mortgage and move it over to your new property - this is known as porting

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Should I Use A Mortgage Broker Or Bank, Which Is Better?

The bank vs mortgage broker debate is the first focus for many getting a mortgage. Your bank might seem like an easier option, but is this limiting your options, and if so, how?

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How Much Can I Borrow For A Mortgage

Finding out how much you can borrow before you look for a home is a good idea. We look at how lenders decide what size of mortgage they will offer you

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Moving House Checklist 2024 - Who To Notify

Moving home is among the most stressful things to do, but much of that stress can be mitigated by planning in advance. Our advice will help!

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How To Add Value To Your Home - Our Best Tips From Property Experts

Your home's value can fluctuate according to the market, but you can also increase its value by taking a few steps. Our guide explains further.

Interest rates - what to expect and how to prepare

Mortgage Market Review 2024 - What is the MMR?

The mortgage market review is a fundamental change to the UK's mortgage market, but what is the mortgage market review or MMR?

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Mortgage Guide: Essential Information on Mortgages 2024

Looking for mortgage information? Use the mortgage guide for the essential facts you need to make an informed choice about your mortgage today.

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