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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...

6 of the best high interest current accounts - 28th August 2014

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...

Consumers using cards more, but for smaller buys - 12th August 2014

How often do you use your credit or debit card? Chances are, it’s quite a lot. Card payments are increasingly becoming the method of choice for a lot of consumers, and it isn’t only for high-value purchases either. Read More...

1 million people using new mobile payments service - 07th August 2014

The Payments Council has just released its update on Paym, the new mobile banking service that offers a secure way to pay using just a mobile phone number. Well, more than 1 million people have so far registered to use it – are you one of them? Read More...

The current account charges that don’t add up - 28th July 2014

Current accounts have hit the headlines a lot recently. High-interest accounts have garnered a lot of attention while the switching process and challenger banks have also been in the news, but unfortunately that news hasn’t always been positive. Read More...

Current account market set for competition inquiry - 21st July 2014

A new financial watchdog has said it could launch a full-blown investigation into high street banks which it believes are strangling competition in the current account market. Read More...


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