Debit card payment preferred choice for online shoppers

It comes as no surprise that many people in the UK choose to do at least some of their shopping online, but it seems that more of us are spending using our regular debit cards as opposed to credit cards. At a time when many people are anxious over their levels of personal debt, putting those credit cards away seems like a sensible option. According to figures released by the UK Cards Association, £35bn was spent online using debit card payments; marginally more than the £34bn spent using credit cards. As further proof that more of us are confident in...

Value of pound drops while Bank of England tackles rate raise

The value of the pound has dropped dramatically as the Bank of England officially announced the markets were incorrect to believe that interest rates would rise. The results have meant the pound is now a cent and a half against the dollar to $1.5141. Simultaneously, the interest rate remained at 0.5% whilst keeping the quantitative easing programme the same. All decisions were made by Mark Carney in his first Monetary Policy Committee meeting since replacing Sir Mervyn King as governor. The FTSE index leapt by 50 points whilst gaining a further boost from a promise made by European Central Bank...

The SEO's Guide to Building a Great Mobile Site + MORE

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Re: I need beginner advice beyond the basics + MORE

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The Cheapest Dividend Aristocrats + MORE

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