Get a 0% interest rate on purchases card.
This will probably be for a max of 6 months and may include balance transfers
Transfer any balances you have available
Use this as much as possible but be careful
Never use it to withdraw cash.
Never fail to pay the minimum payment amount - set up a standing order or direct debit if possible.
If you gain any charges on the card then these will accrue interest every month at a high rate and will not be paid off until the account is cleared.
You will have to abandon the card and transfer the balance to a new one.
Remember this is not your money and will have to be paid back at some time (probably) so keep it safe.
Put it in an interest earning account or better and offset motgage account.
Examples of cards that give 0% interest on purchases (check as things can change rapidly).
The Egg card is especially useful as it allows a 0% interest balance transfer at each anniversary.
Morgan Stanley Balance transfer and purchase - cash back on purchases.
Egg Balance transfer and purchase.
www.moneysupermarket.com - Site that lists card offers.
www.creditcardexpert.co.uk - Site that lists card offers.
www.arrow1066.co.uk - Site that lists card offers.
www.moneysavingexpert.com - Gives info on credit card shuffling, current offers and a wealth of advice.
Remember at the end of the offer period you must pay off the card balance - transfer the balance to another 0% balance transfer offer credit card.
In this way you can keep a sum of money for your use free of charge - just make sure to remember that it is not your money so don't spend it.
When applying for a card link from a site which gives you cashback
Gives £10 for a Morgan Stanley card
£5 for an Egg card
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