Credit card borrowers pay the price as lenders struggle to make a profit

Stephen Womack
May 2011
Mail on Sunday;5/ 8/2011, p85
MILLIONS of credit card borrowers are being made to pay for the troubles of the banks through higher interest rates on their plastic.


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