Credit cards

Fee relief likely for credit card holders
The days when banks can slug credit card holders with late payment fees may be numbered thanks to a Federal Court ruling against ANZ Bank.
Credit cards that save the world
Most Australians have credit cards with big banks. If you want to help the environment or give something back, it’s worth looking at cards from community-minded credit unions.
Who's stinging customers with unfair fees?
September’s banking column, “Pesky card fees”, hit a raw nerve with a number of Money readers. Ellis Prifti summed it up well when he wrote in to say bank fees are “like a mosquito – you only feel the itch when your get bitten and then it’s too late!”
How someone stole my identity
I never thought I would be a victim of identity fraud. I shred documents that contain personal information, pick up new cards etc from my bank branch rather than let them be mailed, monitor my accounts online several times a week – the list goes on.
Nasty card fees revealed
I’ll bet you wouldn’t like being charged a fee each time you make a payment off your credit card. You’d think the card issuer would be happy you’re repaying the debt — not slap you with a fee and justify the cost by saying it’s a payment handling fee.
Credit card fees exposed
Could it be possible that one major credit card issuer actually penalises its cardholders for paying off their balance in full each month?
Aussie credit cards slow to go green
With more than 14 million personal credit cards in Australia, there is mounting pressure from consumers for card providers to be more considerate of the environment.
Credit card fee fever: how to avoid it
Is there no end to the rash of fees your card charges?
Wallet wars: credit cards take on personal loans
As the dust settles on Christmas spending and the real amount of money owed becomes agonisingly apparent to many consumers, the repayment juggling act begins and debt repayment battle plans have to be drawn up.
Reward yourself for christmas spending
An almost audible groan from your letterbox, as the postie delivers your credit card statement, confirms what you suspect but really don't want to face: you spent way too much over the festive season.