Arts and Entertainment Lorde and Disclosure have been confirmed to play at this year's Brit Awards 2014

The acts will join Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Rudimental and Ellie Goulding

Credit card squeeze: has borrowing on plastic had its day?

The credit card market in Britain may be unsustainable.

Beginner's Guide To: Safer online shopping

New figures released last week from Financial Fraud Action UK revealed that credit and debit card fraud fell by 23 per cent in the first six months of the year. However, losses still totalled £233m and with thousands of people having had their emails hacked into last week, threats remain.

Money Insider: Amazon gets in the Christmas spirit early

There has been a distinct lack of activity from credit card providers launching new rewards or cashback-related plastic this year. With tough economic conditions and unemployment biting hard, it's not surprising that lenders are placing more emphasis on monitoring their existing book and managing increasing numbers of customer defaults.

Questions Of Cash: Ombudsman forces AIG to pay for missed flight

Q. I want to thank you for advising us to go to the Financial Ombudsman Service to complain about the rejection of our insurance claim (Questions of Cash, 14 February 2009). As a result, we are being paid £490 compensation. FR, Derbyshire.

Tips and deals: 13/09/2009

The route

Get on your bike in Devon. The local tourist board has just launched an online cycling guide to the county featuring off-road tracks, leisurely afternoon rides, from Plymouth to Ilfracombe, and all points inbetween. Go to visitdevon.co.uk

Pre-paid cards could help track students' spending

Giving your kids school dinner money or cold hard cash for a day trip can be a bit of chore and you can never be sure its being spent in the way you'd like. But thanks to an experiment taking place in one of the UK's most famous independent schools parents could see some of the hassle taken out of the daily cash call and enjoy greater control over when and where money given to their children is spent.

02 targets teens to open up cash card market

The mobile phone giant is entering the world of personal finance with its new prepaid cash cards. Simon Read asks if they will shake up the market

Questions of Cash: NatWest emerge with no credit in refund dispute

Q. I have been waiting for a refund from a company, LarkBay, that I bought goods from online in early January. I returned all four items and asked for a replacement for one of them, which I received two weeks later. I have since been unable to get hold of the company, which owes me £93. SE, by email.

New credit card promises exciting extras – but paying on plastic can be a costly mistake

The battle to encourage people to switch credit cards takes a new turn next week when Egg relaunches its premium plastic card with better rewards and benefits. The main attraction of the new Egg Money World MasterCard is 1 per cent cashback on all transactions. The main disadvantage is a hefty £1 a month charge for the privilege.

Andreas Whittam Smith: Score: 1-1 in the war on terror

States of consent don't need to win, they simply need not to lose

Lisa Markwell: Never fear, a wartime slogan's here

From 'Keep Calm and Carry On' to 'Dig for Victory', we cling to old advice

Amy Jenkins: Go on – take on those Goliaths of bureaucracy

There’s nothing worse than that cold sinking feeling of impotence

Chip and pain: A financial fiasco

Paying by card has never been easier &ndash; and neither has being scammed. <b>Jimmy Lee Shreeve</b> investigates

Don't get stung by high fees when you're splashing out abroad

As Nationwide starts charging customers who use its cards outside Britain, Alessia Horwich looks for lower-cost alternatives

Borrowers have never had it so bad, so time to review your choices

Need a loan but put off by exorbitant rates? Chiara Cavaglieri maps out the options for how to get your hands on the cash
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