0 Have your say Credit cards have been available for over half a century and can be incredibly useful when making more than the normal transactions, such as at holiday time and Christmas, as well as bringing major consumer rights. -> Conal Gregory: Don’t wait until the airport to splash out on your holiday cashTheir strength this time of year is the facility credit cards give in paying for goods and services in foreign currencies. If well chosen, no transaction fees arise from your provider.The first credit card launched in the UK was Barclaycard in 1966. It initially made little progress and had no rival until 1972. Today 65 per cent of adults hold a credit card. Last year 3.2bn payments were made, a four per cent rise on 2017. The industry forecasts the number of transactions will jump to 4.1bn by 2028.Plastic money – charge, credit and debit cards - has become so popular that the number of cash payments has fallen by 10 per cent a year over … [Read more...] about Conal Gregory: Which is the best credit card for you?
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Samantha Matt USA TODAY Published 3:58 PM EDT May 2, 2019 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Every May, college seniors prepare to say goodbye to school and hello to adulthood. Even if grads have something planned, their life for the first time is a blank slate. It can be exciting, sad, happy, scary, and bittersweet. If you know someone graduating in the class of 2018, help them adjust to the real world with a gift they'll actually use. Of course, you can always give grads money, but one of these gifts would make a thoughtful addition to a check or a great replacement to a wad of cash all together. Whether you give a grad a book to help them with their finances, clothes to help them build their professional wardrobe, or a laptop to … [Read more...] about Gifts for grads: The best college graduation gifts of 2019
When a Tinder-browsing Norwegian student swiped right on a handsome Israeli man, she had no idea the romance would break both her heart and her bank account. Cecilie Fjellhoy, 29, was studying towards her Masters degree in London when she matched with a 28-year-old who called himself Simon Leviev, and claimed to be the son of billionaire diamond merchant Lev Leviev. Their extravagant first date seemed to back up his claim, with Leviev flying them both to Bulgaria on a private plane. He told Fjellhoy he was a diamond dealer and a millionaire in his own right, calling himself the 'Prince of Diamonds'. "I was texting my friends at the same time like in a group chat just like, 'I don't know what's going on,'" Fjellhoy told ABC News. Leviev said his work required constant travel, so they began a long-distance relationship which became very intense very quickly. Romantic texts and video calls were exchanged and Leviev flew Fjellhoy out to his various locations in a private jet. Police warn … [Read more...] about How a Tinder conman swindled a Norwegian student out of $300k
PUBLISHED: 10:13 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:20 17 April 2019 Chris Harris inside Scott Nicholls in the opening heat. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com © Copyright Stephen Waller The ‘Tru Plant’ Witches host the Belle Vue Aces at Foxhall Stadium tomorrow night in a Premiership clash that starts at 7.30pm. Rory Schlein, will ride for Witches if Harris fails fitness test. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.comWHEN AND WHERE…The 'Tru Plant' Witches host the Belle Vue Aces at Foxhall Stadium tomorrow night in a Premiership clash that starts at 7.30pm, writes Henry Chard.THE TEAMS…IPSWICH: 1. Chris Harris 7.59 2. David Bellego 6.11 3. Richard Lawson 6.55 4. Krystian Pieszczek 6.50 5. Danny King 6.36 © 6. Cameron Heeps 4.72 7. Jake Allen 4.56. Team Manager: Ritchie HawkinsBELLE VUE: 1. Max Fricke 8.20 © 2. Steve Worrall 6.16 3. Dan Bewley 7.13 4. Ricky Wells 5.77 5. Kenneth Bjerre 7.02 6. Dimitri Berge 4.00 7. Jaimon … [Read more...] about Harris faces race against time for Witches with Schlein set to step in as Aces come to Foxhall
According to daily Keskisuomalainen, a record number of voters with foreign backgrounds will have voting rights in the general election on Sunday. Citing figures from Statistics Finland, the paper says the number of people with migrant backgrounds who are eligible to vote has risen to approximately 100,000. This is about 30 percent more than in the last parliamentary election four years ago, and 50 percent more than in 2011. About a third of the voters who speak a foreign language as their mother tongue speak Russian, Keskisuomalainen reports, followed by speakers of Somali and Arabic. Voters with a migrant background make up two percent of all eligible voters, the paper adds. However, many naturalised Finns often end up not taking advantage of their right to vote, Yle reported last month.Shared flats to be demolished The Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) will demolish hundreds of shared flats as students opt to live alone or with a partner, reports daily … [Read more...] about Friday’s papers: Migrant voters, shared student flats and contactless payments