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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Nine in 10 Brits overspend on holiday every year because of confusion on exchange rates and hidden fees abroad. According to foreign exchange provider Travel Money Club, some travellers will spend more than double their budget, with one in four expecting to run out of cash by day three, because they've no idea what they’re spending in the local currency. However, it doesn't have to be so complicated. With the summer holidays almost upon us, families will be looking forward to jetting off to warmer climes - but where should you be buying your travel money? The pound has fallen in recent months against many currencies, including both the euro and the US dollar, mainly due to uncertainty around Brexit. In fact, the pound has lost more than 5% of its value against the euro since May. Some currency suppliers are offering their lowest exchange rates since August 2017, and many high street providers are offering their customers just above parity on the euro. This means holidaymakers … [Read more...] about Best place to buy travel money for summer
Going on holiday in the summer is always going to be costly. But money saving expert Martin Lewis has revealed his top tips to help you save your cash where possible when travelling. He also has helpful advice on insurance, car hire, phone bills and keeping your children safe when you jet off on holiday. Here we've picked out 20 of his best tips: 1) Use the right cheap flight-finding site Don't go direct to an airline – use the price comparison sites below to get lots of data in a very short time. Kayak* lets you filter flights by baggage allowance, so you can compare costs more accurately. Use Skyscanner for the cheapest time to fly. It gives you fare options spread over a month to find exactly when is cheapest. It has particularly strong coverage of budget flights, searching over 1,200 airlines and travel sites in total. Momondo for its flight data information. It is a nifty tool that tells you the cheapest and most expensive dates around your flight, as well as … [Read more...] about Martin Lewis’ top travelling hacks you need to know this summer
Caroline Lupini Reviewed Published 11:39 AM EDT Jun 7, 2019 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you sign up for a credit card after clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives. Summer is a great time to travel. With the kids out of school and the weather finally warmer, it’s the perfect time to take a break. No matter where you want to go, or how you want to get there, using the right credit card can help make your trip smoother and, in certain cases, help it cost less. Credit card rewards and points can be used to offset the cost of your travel and hotel stays, or can even be redeemed for cash back to help you afford a few extra souvenirs. If you are planning to travel this summer, here are six cards that will help you make the most out of your trip. The Best Travel Credit Cards of … [Read more...] about The best travel credit cards of 2019
Photo: DutchNews.nl Dutch railway company NS is recommending travellers avoid the train on Tuesday when a nationwide transport strike is set to hit. There will be either very limited services or no trains at all, NS said on Friday. ‘We don’t know how many people are going to strike, so we cannot say which trains will be operating and which won’t,’ a spokesman said. The 24-hour strike may also have a knock-on effect on Wednesday. Dutch train drivers and public transport workers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague will go on strike on May 28 in a campaign to have the state pension age frozen at 66 and to ensure pensions rise in line with inflation. The FNV trade union federation wants the cabinet to commit to keeping the state pension age at 66. It is being gradually increased in three-month increments and will hit 67 years and three months by 2024. The engineering and construction workers unions will also stage an all-out strike on May 29 and the FNV has … [Read more...] about NS warns travellers about Tuesday’s public transport strike