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Focus: Credit Card Rewards Used By Millennials To Make Travel More Affordable

Credit card bonuses and reward rates have the highest value they had in a long time, making many creditworthy consumers interested in taking advantage of what is offered. Although most people can take advantage of this, those that seem to benefit the most are millennials. This is because the rewards are easily making travel more affordable while expenses are trimmed. Millennials are smart shoppers as they have access to so much information. You will often see them knowing advanced information, like laws for title-secured loans and similar. Because of the…

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Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases on its credit cards

Lloyds Banking Group has banned its customers from buying Bitcoin on their credit cards following a sharp fall in the value of the digital currency. The ban, starting Monday, applies to Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, Halifax and MBNA customers. It will not apply to debit cards, only to the banking group’s eight million credit card customers. Lloyds fears people are buying Bitcoin to make a profit if its value rises but face debts if it falls. It is concerned it could end up footing the bill for unpaid debts…

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Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An investigation has revealed that attackers stole data by exploiting a loophole in its payment system between mid-November 2017 and 11 January. The company apologised and said affected customers would get free help to resolve card problems. Card watch In a statement posted to its community forum, OnePlus confirmed that it had…

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‘Mark Hughes deserves credit for where he has taken Stoke City’ – Danny Higginbotham backs under-fire boss

Danny Higginbotham has backed Mark Hughes to turn around Stoke City’s miserable recent form, but admits the club’s current situation is ‘starting to become desperate’. A 1-0 New Year’s Day defeat at home to Newcastle has left the Potters 16th in the Premier League table, only two points above the relegation zone. The team have won only two of their last 12 games, and there were boos and ‘Hughes Out’ banners from fans on Monday as the pressure mounts on their boss. Hughes insisted following the game that he was…

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Focus: Financing a Vacation with Your Credit Card: A Double Edged Sword

When you are planning a vacation, it’s likely you will also be thinking about the best way to finance the trip. According to financial experts, you should endeavor to save the entire amount needed for a vacation and pay cash. In the absence of proper planning, using your credit card to finance a vacation can lead to huge debts in the long run. Besides, charging the travel expenses on your card will make the vacation more expensive since you have to pay for the interests on your balance. However, a…

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Arsenal 3-3 Liverpool: Give credit to creative force in thriller, says Arsene Wenger

Media playback is not supported on this device Arsene Wenger praised the “creative force” on show in what proved an enthralling contest as his Arsenal side drew 3-3 with Liverpool. Arsenal trailed 2-0, but took the lead as Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Mesut Ozil netted inside five minutes, before Roberto Firmino levelled. But Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said his side should have won having scored three times at the Emirates. “It was a thrilling game,” Gunners manager Wenger told Match of the Day. “I am frustrated at not winning,…

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Universal credit: Households to miss out on benefits over festive season

Thousands of people on universal credit will not be paid over the festive season or will get a reduced payment. About 67,000 people who work and are paid weekly will be hit, the Department of Work and Pensions says. Some will have to reapply for the benefit. That is because there are five paydays that month, so their monthly income will be too high to qualify – the benefit is based on a calendar month. The government says the benefit anticipates people’s circumstances. Universal credit merges six benefits for working-age…

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