Current Accounts

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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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Bank of America to pay $17bn fine over toxic loans

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is close to agreeing a $16bn-$17bn settlement over its handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the financial crisis, according to reports.

Savings | 07 Aug 2014
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Will a 'Banker's Oath' change the industry?

Think tank ResPublica has called for bankers to commit to clear ethical standards in the form of a ‘Banker’s Oath’. Your Money asked the experts if it will go far enough.

Savings | 30 Jul 2014
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Bank regulators take aim at culture and pay

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have proposed new rules that would seek to change how bankers behave and are paid.

Savings | 30 Jul 2014
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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
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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
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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

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