Simple guides about credit
What is credit?
Put simply, credit is borrowing money, and paying it back later, usually monthly. Everything you borrow shows on your credit file. This section shows you how to build and look after your credit score.
Applying for credit
Before you even apply for credit, there’s lots of stuff to think about. Start by finding the right credit card for you, and learn what an eligibility check and representative example are.
Once you’re up and running, it’s really important to manage your credit properly. Find out how we work out your minimum payments, how to make your payment every month, and what happens when you clear your balance.
Balance transfers and money transfers are probably terms you’ve heard before. But you might not know a lot about them, or how to go about making them. Check out our handy transfer guides here.
Staying in control
It’s important you use credit correctly and manage your borrowing responsibly. We’ll tell you how, and explain what to do if you need help or your circumstances change.
Please note: the contents of these pages are not intended to be taken as financial advice or recommendation made by MBNA. You should seek independent financial advice if unsure about your financial needs.