Credit card recovery
Published 09/01/2011 | 05:00
Too much plastic surfing over the Christmas? Time for some swift damage-limitation tactics. Stop card debt rising out of control now by switching to one with a 0 per cent rate on balance transfer.
Careful though -- the interest rate tends to rocket up rather high after a spell. Still, changing card providers can save you hundreds if you're not able to pay your bill off in one fell swoop. Based on an average €1,500 Christmas card splurge.
Best: Tesco Personal Finance Clubcard credit card 0 per cent on balance transfers for six months, and on new buys for eight months.
Avoid: National Irish Bank Visa, no balance transfer teaser, 20.51 per cent rate.
Saving: Up to €307.65
Sunday Indo Business