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6 of the best high interest current accounts - 01st April 2015

At one time savings accounts were the only sensible place to put your hard-earned cash if you wanted a meaningful return, but as you may have noticed, that’s no longer the case. Thankfully there's an alternative – high interest current accounts. Read More...

Current account switch service “working well” - 13th March 2015

The current account switch service – designed to offer a quick, easy and error-free way to switch current accounts... Read More...

Consumers turn to debit cards for Christmas - 17th February 2015

In the past it was common to turn to the plastic in our wallets to fund festive spending. This is still true today, but now we are more likely to fish out our debit cards, with debit card spending in December 2014 outstripping that of credit cards. Read More...

Are you a “one bank man”? - 13th February 2015

Having all of your financial accounts in the same place may, on the surface, seem like a good way to stay on top of your finances, but this could mean that you end up missing out on the best deals. Read More...

How to profit from high interest current accounts - 05th February 2015

High interest current accounts have taken the nation by storm, and with good reason. They offer in-credit interest of up to 5%, far more than any savings account on the market, and with a bit of careful planning, you could easily profit from them. Read More...

1.16m bank accounts switched in 2014 - 22nd January 2015

Today the Payments Council published its latest Current Account Switch Service Dashboard (no.5), which reveals that even more of us are taking advantage of the Current Account Switch Service. Read More...

The end of free banking? - 20th January 2015

Do you pay for your bank account? If so, it’s probably by choice rather than necessity, with many people still preferring to use a fee-free account. But, there are increasing fears that this may not be possible for long. Read More...

Paym is opened up to more customers - 19th November 2014

How many times have you wished for an easier way to make payments? Well, thanks to Paym, paying friends and family can be as easy as keying in their mobile number, and now even more banking customers can benefit. Read More...

Growing interest in online banking - 12th November 2014

Do you bank online? If not, then you could be persuaded in the not-too-distant future, as research from the Payments Council has found that a growing number of people are interested in giving it a go. Read More...

Current accounts to undergo competition review - 06th November 2014

Activity in the current account sector has been ramping up over the last few months, but there are concerns that it isn’t working in the interests of consumers as much as it should. That’s why the regulators have stepped in. Read More...


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