The pros and cons of store cards

Store cards are everywhere, similar to credit cards but more expensive and store specific. Most of us have one because they offered a discount on a purchase you were going to buy. The sensible ones among us accepted the discount then paid the card off before the interest was added. To use the card without […]

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Counterfeit alcohol on the rise

In the last two years the amount of fake alcohol being seized by police has risen fivefold as criminal gangs begin to target the demand for cheap alcohol. The rising amount of counterfeit alcohol on the street is one of the suggested reasons why the amount of fake electronic goods and clothing on the market […]

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New hard sell rules for store cards

Stores are to be banned from offering free gifts and instant discounts to entice customers to take out their store cards. This move follows complaints from shoppers that finance companies and retailers are using hard sell tactics to tempt consumers to spend money that they simply don’t have. This crackdown also comes in the wake […]

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