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8 things your bank will never ask you to do… - 20th October 2014

The UK’s biggest banks have decided to publish a list of the things they would never ask their customers to do after a YouGov poll found that millions of account holders unwittingly leave themselves open to fraud. Read More...

Mobile banking on the rise - 17th October 2014

Many of us rely on our smartphones in day-to-day life, whether that’s for communication, connectivity, banking activities, or even to shop. The latter two are becoming increasingly popular, with mobile banking officially on the rise. Read More...

1.2m people have switched bank accounts. Have you? - 15th October 2014

The Payments Council has released its first full-year results (to the end of September 2014) for the Current Account Switch Service, finding that 1,203,334 switches took place during the 12-month period. Were you one of them? Read More...

More banks set to join the Paym family - 14th October 2014

Sending a payment can sometimes be a faff, especially when you have to key in lengthy account numbers and sort codes. However, from today, all first direct customers will be able to sign up with mobile banking service Paym. Read More...

Monday morning rush to check bank balances - 30th September 2014

The weekend passes by in a blur of nights out, leisurely dinners, impromptu shopping trips and days out, but then suddenly it’s Monday morning. As a result, large numbers of consumers frantically log on to their banking apps to check out the damage. Read More...

What would make you switch bank accounts? - 17th September 2014

The possibility of switching bank accounts has come under the spotlight over the last year, as the Current Account Switch Service has made it easier than ever to do just that. But just what would tempt you to switch? Read More...

Contactless payments launch across London travel - 17th September 2014

Fed up with topping up your Oyster Card or finding you have zero balance when you’re running late? Well there’s good news for all of you frazzled London commuters out there – payments have now gone contactless. Read More...

1.1 million banking customers make the switch - 12th September 2014

It’s been a year since the Current Account Switch Service was launched, and it looks like things going well – in the first full 11 months (1st October 2013 to 31st August 2014), 1.1 million customers have taken the plunge and switched accounts. Read More...

Access your bank accounts – using your fingertips - 05th September 2014

Technology has completely transformed the way we bank, and now it looks like technology could be changing things again – Barclays will soon be implementing systems that will allow some customers to access their accounts using just their fingertips. Read More...

Could you be better off switching bank accounts? - 01st September 2014

There’s a definite surge of interest in bank accounts at the moment, and providers are trying harder than ever to compete for your business. So, could you be better off by switching? Read More...


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