Is Your Uk Credit Card Doing You Credit

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With over 1,300 UK credit card providers, the credit card industry in the UK has mushroomed beyond all recognition in the last decade. Nonetheless, much like at any other time during which credit cards have been made available to us in Britain, once we select a credit card provider we rarely change. This does beg the question: “Is your UK credit card doing you credit?”.

Competitive interest rates

With the publication of the recent Office of Fair Trading report on excess interest and fess being charged by UK credit card issuer, many credit card providers in the UK are now having to re-examine the interest rates they charge. Consequently, it is possible to obtain extremely competitive (for credit card use) interest rates at the moment. Do be left behind, make sure your card provider is offering you the best rate of interest available in the market place.

Minimum fees

Some credit card providers charge their members an annual membership fee. Others charges what are known as hidden fees if they fail to make repayments on time, use an ATM to withdraw money, conduct transactions overseas, etc. However, with the cut-throat nature of the business at the moment, you should be able to make sure you get a provider willing to offer you a credit card without you having to incur these fees.

Make your credit card loyalty program work for you

9 out of every 10 UK credit card users now chooses to have a credit card provider that also offers a loyalty program that we like. However, more than 1 in 5 of us neglects to redeem our loyalty points in a timely manner. This is estimated to be a net cost to credit card users of


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