The world of finance can be tricky and complicated. It can be confusing to work out what products you actually need and which suit your requirements. One of these areas involves credit and debit cards, and the different options available. Mastercard and Visa are the two main card providers, so we’re taking a further look into them to offer an insight into what they are, what they do, and which one will suit you best.
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Whether you live in a rental property or have taken the plunge and purchased your own home, like the vast majority of UK adults, you will typically have to fork out a rather hefty payment every month to cover the cost of your rent or mortgage. Unlike the more luxury monthly payments, such as TV subscriptions and gym memberships, keeping up with your rent or mortgage payments means having a roof over your head and a place to call your home.
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If you’re in an IVA – an Individual Voluntary Arrangement – you’ll be working hard to pay back what you can afford towards your unsecured personal debts. An IVA is an alternative to bankruptcy, which runs for an agreed amount of time, usually 5 years.
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If you’re in debt, figuring out where to start to get back on your feet can be a challenge. Thankfully, even small changes can help you to rebuild your financial health and get out of debt. Our prepaid Mastercard® and current account is a great debt reduction tool that can help you to get back on your feet. Take a look below at all the ways an icount prepaid Mastercard® could help you!
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Dreams of starting your very own business can be an exciting prospect and there are many like-minded people who share the same aspirations as yourself. However for some, there are a number of difficulties that seem to stand in their way.
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In just a couple of months time, families from all over the country will be jet setting away on their summer holidays, to spend some quality time with one another somewhere in the sun. Yet amidst all the excitement of a holiday approaching, it seems that many families either forget to organise their holiday budget during the run-up or simply fail to stick to it when the holiday arrives.
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Most people will understand that withdrawing cash from a credit card is ill-advised, but it’s not all about the charges.
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The new five pound note, featuring Winston Churchill, is released today and there are some major changes. Here is everything that is you need to know. Bye bye paper The new five pound note is plastic, polymer to be more precise,…
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A first interest rate drop in seven years from The Bank of England has caused quite a stir in the news over the last few weeks. A historic low of 0.25% was announced, but what does it mean for consumers?…
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The new ’66’ plate will be released on September 1 and if you’re looking to treat yourself to a new car here’s everything you need to know. Needs over wants The first thing you really should be considering is why…
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