Cut the cost of card protection

A free online tool aims to help reduce the hassle of cancelling lost and stolen credit and other cards.
A free online tool aims to help reduce the hassle of cancelling lost and stolen credit and other cards, while saving its users annual costs of as much as £50 for card-protection services. CardsGone.com creates a personalised list of phone numbers to aid quick reporting of lost or stolen cards to individual companies.

Why should I use it?


While a customer's maximum liability for transactions on a stolen card is generally only £50, the sooner you report missing cards the better. CardsGone users can print off their personalised phone book in case they need to contact card companies while away, as well as being able to access it via the internet.

Is it safe?


CardsGone does not ask for or include personal details such as customer name, address or account numbers, so the listing does not compromise security. The service also advises cardholders not to write down security details on their print-outs. However, the personalised listing of card firms could provide a useful aidememoire to remind individuals of what was in a lost wallet.

For iPhone users, Quick Cancel UK (wysiwygdesigns.com) is a free application that also displays the phone numbers for reporting lost and stolen cards to issuers.


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