20% pay home bills with credit card

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Embargoed to 0001 Saturday March 29File photo dated 03/09/13 of credit cards as one in five consumers are using credit cards to pay household bills, according to a survey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 29, 2014. Of the 21% using credit to pay utility bills, 11% or 3.4 million have turned to their card to pay for gas and electricity, with 52% of them blaming recent price hikes, the poll for comparison website TotallyMoney.com found. Some 6.5% pay their council tax on credit cards and 4.3% do the same for their water bills, the poll revealed. With many providers levying charges of around 2% for credit card payments, this could add ?29 to the average annual council tax bill, ?24 to the average annual energy bill and ?8 to water bills, the site said. The survey also found 5% of those renting are paying with credit cards and 4% of homeowners are using their card to pay off their mortgage. See PA story CONSUMER Credit. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Saturday March 29File photo dated 03/09/13 of credit cards as one in five consumers are using credit cards to pay household bills, according to a survey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday March 29, 2014. Of the 21% using credit to pay utility bills, 11% or 3.4 million have turned to their card to pay for gas and electricity, with 52% of them blaming recent price hikes, the poll for comparison website TotallyMoney.com found. Some 6.5% pay their council tax on credit cards and 4.3% do the same for their water bills, the poll revealed. With many providers levying charges of around 2% for credit card payments, this could add ?29 to the average annual council tax bill, ?24 to the average annual energy bill and ?8 to water bills, the site said. The survey also found 5% of those renting are paying with credit cards and 4% of homeowners are using their card to pay off their mortgage. See PA story CONSUMER Credit. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%One in five consumers are using credit cards to pay household bills, according to a survey.

Of the 21% using credit to pay utility bills, 11% or 3.4 million have turned to their card to pay for gas and electricity, with 52% of them blaming recent price hikes, the poll for comparison website TotallyMoney.com found.