Current Accounts


Warning over 'fake' offshore bank

Banking regulators in Jersey have warned consumers and investors not to deal with a bank claiming to operate in the Channel Islands.

Savings | 25 Nov 2014
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Record number of young people living in poverty

The number of private rented sector tenants in poverty has doubled in the last decade from 2.1m in 2002/03 to 4.1m in 2012/13, research has revealed.

Savings | 24 Nov 2014
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UK CPI inflation rises to 1.3% in year to October

UK Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rose to 1.3 per cent in the year to October, according to ONS figures released today.

Savings | 18 Nov 2014

UK unemployment falls by 115,000 to reach 1.96 million

Unemployment in the UK fell by 115,000 to 1.96 million in the three months to September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Current Accounts | 12 Nov 2014

Five banks hit with largest ever fine over FX failings

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and US authorities have hit five banks with fines totalling £2bn for failing to properly control their foreign exchange practices.

Investments | 12 Nov 2014

Product launch of the week: Santander's cashback offers

We review Santander's new cashback service, which enables debit and credit card customers to earn cashback when they spend with certain retailers.

Current Accounts | 10 Nov 2014

CMA confirms full bank investigation

The Competition and Markets Authority has decided to move forward with a full scale investigation of the retail banking sector.

Current Accounts | 06 Nov 2014
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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

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

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

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

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

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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