Current Accounts


How to find the right current account for you

As the banking industry faces an inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), here's how to tell if your current account is working for you.

Current Accounts | 18 Jul 2014

CMA ups pressure on banks over lack of competition

In its first joint work with the regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority is preparing the way for a consultation into the consumer detriment caused by lack of retail and business banking competition.

Current Accounts | 18 Jul 2014
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BLOG: It has never been more important for savers to shop around

Tony Leahy explores whether the launch of the New ISA will encourage people to be more proactive when it comes to finding the best home for their money.

Savings | 11 Jul 2014
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Barclays to scrap traditional branch cashiers

Barclays will scrap its 6,500-strong cashier team in October, converting them into 'community bankers' with iPads.

Current Accounts | 11 Jul 2014

BLOG: What could an interest rate rise mean for you?

The Bank of England has raised eyebrows by suggesting that the base rate could rise sooner than expected - but what would this mean for consumers?

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014

Product launches of the week

Ocean Finance enters the credit card business; HSBC offers students a £3,000 interest-free overdraft; A raft of providers increase their NISA rates.

ISAs | 04 Jul 2014

Banks send Wonga-style legal threats to customers

High street banks are using Wonga-style bullying letters to chase customers for payments.

Current Accounts | 04 Jul 2014

UK banks start to win back public trust

UK banks are putting their scandal-ridden pasts behind them and finally winning back the public’s trust, according to new research from uSwitch.

Current Accounts | 03 Jul 2014

US fines BNP Paribas record $9bn for 'tour de fraud'

US authorities have hit French bank BNP Paribas with a giant $8.9bn (£5.2bn) fine for breaking trade sanctions.

Current Accounts | 01 Jul 2014
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Barclays hit with fraud charges over ‘dark pool’ trading

US prosecutors have hit Barclays with fraud charges which claim the British lender lied to investors about its dark pool electronic trading operations.

Current Accounts | 26 Jun 2014

New rules to allow customers to deposit cheques by phone

The Treasury has announced it will change existing legislation to allow consumers to deposit cheques remotely using their phone.

Current Accounts | 25 Jun 2014

One in ten Britons don't carry any cash

The number of people who carry no cash on them at all has almost doubled in nine months, a poll has found.

Current Accounts | 24 Jun 2014

'Now you have a real choice of current account'

When it comes to money, how about some good news for a change?

Current Accounts | 18 Jun 2014
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Scandal-hit Co-op Bank polls public on ethics

The Co-operative Bank has launched an online poll in a bid to understand customers' views on values and ethics.

Current Accounts | 13 Jun 2014

Tesco Bank launches new current account with Clubcard points on all spending

Tesco Bank has launched its first current account giving customers Clubcard points wherever they use their debit card.

Current Accounts | 10 Jun 2014

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