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Card payment glitch hits Egg website

Egg credit card customers have been unable to use certain debit cards to make repayments through the group's website for the past six weeks, it emerged today.

Letters: Year of anniversaries

What a year 2009 has been for anniversaries

River too high for clubber search

Police divers today called off a search of a river in the hunt for a nightclubber who went missing 10 days ago.

Ryanair to close no-fee loophole

Ryanair will charge passengers to book flights using a popular debit card from next year, ending one way of avoiding the fee for using a credit card.

Student Survival Guide: Summing up your finances

While it’s kind to be generous, it’s foolish to spend cash you don’t have

Hacker 'stole 130m credit card numbers'

A former US government informant was charged over the country's largest case of credit and debit card data theft.

Alice-Azania Jarvis: 'Back from my break – to the same old bills that I'd left behind'

So I'm back from my staycation, desperately trying to pick up the pieces of my trashed attempts at budgeting. As I mentioned last week, holidaying in the UK turned out to be considerably pricier than I expected: the cups of coffee, the dining out, the gallery visits, it all added up with such rapidity as to render any attempts at moderation futile. By day three, I'd realised that any attempts to count my pennies were futile. By day four, this admission had become a free pass to spend whatever I wanted.

Consuming Issues: Don't be left short-exchanged on foreign currency

So, you're withdrawing a wad of notes from the cashpoint machine, when someone snatches the last £50 note. You may chase after them. Or call the police.

Pack more than your bags for a gap year

Students with wanderlust need to sort out the financial nitty-gritty before heading off, writes Chiara Cavaglieri

Ryanair set to charge £5 for online check-in

Ryanair passengers face a £5 charge per flight to print out their tickets at home as part of moves to abolish check-in desks and increase revenues. The policy replaces Ryanair's practice of offering free online ticketing and charging anyone who opted for face-to-face check-in £10.

Thrifty Living: How to get the best money deals when travelling

If you're travelling abroad this Easter, it's well worth taking the time to think about how you're going to manage your money before you go. Exchanging cash at the local bureau de change in France or the US is one of the easiest ways to make your trip more expensive. High commissions or poor exchange rates can cost you hundreds of pounds during a trip, while if you're planning on relying on your plastic while you're away, you could end up getting hit with dozens of hefty charges if you're not careful.

Mother of Rhys's killer is jailed

Court gasps at evidence as Janette Mercer is imprisoned for lying to police

The great credit-card crunch... or why firms squeeze us for extra fees

As the recession bites, retailers, airlines, entertainment firms and even government departments are increasingly imposing fees on consumers when they use their credit or debit cards to pay for goods and services.

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