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Card Awards: and the losers are …

From the Financial Times today:

Card charges rise in spite of low rates

card providers have continued to raise charges in spite of historically
low interest rates …

"In the past year the cost of borrowing money on plastic has risen from 16.8 to 17.7 per cent.

the same period the prevalence of cards offering 0 per cent
introductory balance transfer deals fell, while the rate charged on
cash advances increased from 2.62 to 2.73 per cent, said banking
analysts at Defaqto."

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