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Credit cards

Choosing a credit card can be confusing - there are growing number of providers in the market. Each has a range of different credit cards, with different deals. In this section, you can find information, articles and guides on all types of credit card, to help you choose wisely. Whether you're looking to improve your credit score, you want to pay for a large purchase or earn rewards on your spending there are options available.

Purchase cards

When making a large purchase, it's often more manageable to spread the cost over a number of months using a 0% purchase card. Some cards offer a 0% introductory interest period on purchases, so you can repay without having to pay any interest. There are various offers around so it pays to compare your options. To help you choose wisely, in the purchase card section of our site you'll find a comparison table, in-depth information on each product and customer reviews.

Balance transfer cards

If you're paying interest on a large credit card debt, transferring your balance to a 0% balance transfer card could save you money. For more information, check out the balance transfer credit card section of our site, where you will find a simple guide to understanding balance transfer cards, a product library and a comparison table.

Reward cards

If you clear your credit card balance every month then you could benefit from a reward card. Rewards will differ between cards but you can look at the range of cards available in the reward credit cards section of our site. If you're just looking for airmiles then the airmiles credit card comparison table is for you. For cashback cards only, have a look at the cashback credit card comparison table. The rewards credit card comparison table shows you all options, from airmiles rewards to cashback and store discount credit cards.

Credit cards for bad credit

If you have a poor credit history, you might think it would be difficult to get a credit card. But there are a whole range of credit cards for bad credit available to you. On the bad credit and credit builder card pages, you can compare your options, read customer reviews and see our guides.

Credit cards for travel

If you use a standard credit or debit card abroad, you can expect to pay expensive fees for purchases. An overseas spending card is designed to be used while travelling, with benefits such as no extra charges for paying in different currencies, free overseas withdrawals and more competitive exchange rates. On the overseas spending card page, you can read customer reviews of the cards, see our guides and look at the overseas spending card comparison table.

Top credit cards by OPTIOSCORE
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