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Consumer confidence dips for second time in 2014

Consumer confidence has dropped for the second time in 2014, according to the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for September, though sentiment remains fairly positive.

Savings | 20 Oct 2014
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1.2m switch current accounts in 12 months

More than 1m Brits took advantage of the Current Account Switch Service in its first year, according to the payments council, with provider swaps increasing by 22 per cent. See the winners and losers here.

Savings | 15 Oct 2014
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Identity thefts account for half of detected fraud

Third party fraud – more commonly known as identity theft – now accounts for 47 per cent of all fraud cases prevented and detected.

Savings | 13 Oct 2014
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Should you already be saving for Christmas?

A third of Brits will start the New Year in debt after an expensive holiday season, according to the Money Advice Service (MAS). Can planning ahead help you avoid the debt trap?

Savings Accounts | 09 Oct 2014
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Two HSBC directors quit over jail threat

Two directors of HSBC's UK arm are poised to quit in protest at new Bank of England rules that pave the way for lengthy jail sentences to be imposed on senior managers of failed lenders, according to reports.

Savings | 08 Oct 2014
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Under-25s most likely to swap banks

A fifth of under-25s are likely to swap their current accounts using the Current Account Switch Guarantee, according to YouGov, compared to just eight per cent of over-55s.

Savings | 07 Oct 2014
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Barclays to be hit with £38m FCA fine

Barclays is expected to be hit with a £38m fine this week for failing to adequately protect clients' funds, according to a report on Sky News.

Investments | 23 Sep 2014
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Product launches of the week

If you're in the market for a new investment or a Marks & Spencer gift card, this is the week for you.

Savings | 05 Sep 2014
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A mortgage with your soft furnishing? John Lewis Bank would be welcome say Brits.

As trust in challenger banks grows, a full three quarters of Brits say they would be comfortable banking with John Lewis if given the option.

Savings | 27 Aug 2014
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Brits hoard a billion in penny jars

Brits have amassed £1.3bn worth of loose change as millions of savers choose penny jars over banks and building societies.

Current Accounts | 21 Aug 2014
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Student debt up 14%

The average estimated student debt has increased 14 per cent from last year and now stands at more than £19,000.

Savings | 14 Aug 2014
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Secret email shows Lloyds still pressures staff over sales despite £28m fine for mis-selling

Lloyds is continuing to pressurise staff to mis-sell credit cards, loans and insurance, a leaked email has revealed - just months after the bank was fined £28m for promoting a ruthless sales culture.

Current Accounts | 11 Aug 2014
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BLOG: The end of free banking in the UK?

The myth of free current accounts will soon be over, argues Roger Davies.

Savings | 08 Aug 2014
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Co-operative Group confirms wholesale governance restructure

The Co-operative Group has released details of its new governance structure following a review by ex-City minister Lord Myners.

Sharedealing | 08 Aug 2014
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How to help your teen prepare for their gap year

Here Julie Hutchison of Standard Life gives her top ten tips for the parents of teens about to embark on gap year adventures.

Travel Insurance | 07 Aug 2014

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