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Savvy Festive Shoppers Seeking out the Best Credit Card Deals on comparethemarket.com

LONDON, December 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

With Christmas just weeks away, savvy shoppers looking to make their money go further this festive season are seeking out the best credit cards deals on comparethemarket.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison websites.

If you haven't managed to put by enough money for Christmas, or you don't want to dip into your savings, you could spread the costs with a 0% on purchases credit card.  The most competitive cards give you more than a year of interest-free credit, giving you plenty of time to pay off your balance.  

But a word of warning: don't forget to pay the minimum repayment every month or you'll risk losing the 0% promotional rate. And try your best to pay off the card balance in full before the introductory period disappears or the far higher typical APR will kick in. If you don't think you'll manage that, make a note in the diary that you'll need to transfer the remaining balance to a 0% balance transfer card at that point.

The table below shows comparethemarket.com's current tops deals for 0% on purchases credit cards:

                      introductory  Typical
    Credit card       period        APR     Extra benefits

    Tesco Clubcard                          Collect Clubcard points on
    credit card       16 months     16.9%   all of your spending
                                            Earn M&S points on all your
                                            spending. No cash advance
                                            or foreign exchange fees if
                                            you use your card to buy
    M&S credit card   15 months     15.9%   travel money from M&S

    Halifax All in
    One               15 months     17.9%

    Barclaycard 14/14
    Platinum          14 months     18.9%

Rob Saunders, Senior Manager at comparethemarket.com said: "With so many competitive products in the market, each offering unique benefits, it's well worth consumers taking a few extra minutes to compare and find the best card for their needs. This is why more and more consumers are choosing to visit comparethemarket.com. We offer our customers a quick and easy way to compare the huge variety of types of credit card, helping them to find good offers which best suit their needs."

Specialising in more than just car insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and credit cards.  It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.

About comparethemarket.com

  • comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison websites.  
  • comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
  • comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.

comparethemarket.com is a trading name of BISL Limited.  BISL Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Registered Address: Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, PE2 6YS. Registered in England number 3231094.

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