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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Students from across Liverpool headed into schools and colleges today to collect their A-level results . After months of anticipation, many eager pupils turned up before the doors opened this morning to find out if they had made it into their chosen university or career path. ECHO reporters have been bringing you all the latest updates this morning as the results came flooding in. There were a lot of hugs and happy tears at schools this morning, as students rushed to tell their friends and families how well they'd done. Here's a round up of the results from across the region and some of the days best moments. Overall results across the city The overall average A-Level grade in the city improved this year, rising from a C- grade to a C grade, which is just below the national average of C+. Twelve out of twenty six schools in Liverpool saw an improvement in pupils grades during this period. There was also a smaller drop in the number of students earning an A*-C grade in the city, at … [Read more...] about Emotional scenes as Liverpool students get their A-level grades
Photo: Depositphotos.com Voting, regulating marijuana cultivation, literacy and final student year dissertations all came on board in the Dutch papers this week. Trouw published a piece by GroenLinks member Jelis van Leeuwen, in which he called for voting to be made mandatory. The turnout for the European elections, 42% in the Netherlands and 51% across the EU, was bad news for elections in democratic countries, and that ‘exactly because the Netherlands is a consensus democracy, it is crucial that as many votes are cast as possible,’ he said. Van Leeuwen argued that reintroducing mandatory voting, which was abolished in 1970, was the simplest and easiest way to get people to vote. Not voting, he said, should be punished with a fine of up to €240, but people should have the option to hand in a blank voting form. In a column in the Volkskrant, college lecturer Nico Keuning said that universities should get rid of the final dissertation required for students to … [Read more...] about Opinion round-up: This week’s best newspaper columns
Earlier this month Netflix announced plans to increases its membership costings by up to £24 a year. When it comes into effect , it will be the first increase for the streaming service, which currently has 10 million UK subscribers so when it comes to trying to save money on your plan, now is the time. Thankfully Monday Saving Expert and his team have came up with a number of ways to cut costs and make the most of your subscription. Appearing on Friday's episode of This Morning, Martin Lewis also shared some of the hacks with viewers. One of the biggest hacks was how Netflix users could save up to £72 a year. Below, we've rounded-up all the best tips and tricks. 18. Opt for the basic plan Netflix will be aware there are now three different types of subscription you can pay for depending on what benefits you want. The main two are the standard package for £8.99 a month or the premium package for £11.99 a month. However for those who are willing to ditch the luxury of … [Read more...] about Ultimate Netflix hacks to help cut the cost of your membership
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