Articles tagged "banks"

  • hand with money
    Last updated: 03/08/2010 - 11:05
    Article by Nathalie Bonney

    With traditional banks forfeiting our trust, many of us are taking a shine to the new online social networks that allow users to lend to one another. Nathalie Bonney asks if they are about to take off.

  • Pile of money
    Last updated: 02/08/2010 - 17:14
    News by Sarah Modlock

    HSBC has announced profits of £7 billion for the first six months of 2010 - more than double its profits for the same time last year. Sarah Modlock reports.

  • Metro Bank
    Last updated: 29/07/2010 - 15:01
    News by Nathalie Bonney

    Metro Bank - the first new UK high street bank to open in over 100 years – has finally opened for business. Nathalie Bonney reports

  • Banks
    Last updated: 30/06/2010 - 10:35
    News by Faith Glasgow

    Millions of savers will soon get a fairer deal with their cash ISAs when providers are forced to speed up transfers and clearly publish interest rates on statements. Faith Glasgow reports.

  • 'bank' sign
    Last updated: 28/06/2010 - 16:57
    Article by Nathalie Bonney

    With fee-paying accounts now the norm rather than the exception, Nathalie Bonney asks whether the benefits are worth paying for and how you can make sure you get the best deal.

  • Osborne unveils bank levy
    Last updated: 22/06/2010 - 17:23
    News by Sarah Modlock

    The coalition government will introduce a new levy on UK banks and building societies from 1 January 2011.

  • How to switch current account
    Last updated: 07/03/2011 - 11:25
    News by Esther Armstrong

    People are more likely to switch the football team they support than switch their current account. But that needn't be the case, Esther Armstrong shows you how.

  • banks vs building society
    Last updated: 25/08/2011 - 08:46
    Article by Rebecca Atkinson

    Building societies are typically seen as more trustworthy than their money-grabbing, sales-driven counterparts, but they are still struggling to survive, says Rebecca Atkinson.

  • Last updated: 27/05/2010 - 14:16
    News

    Customers with basic bank accounts will face limits on counter withdrawals and internet transfers as Alliance & Leicester and HSBC join other banks in imposing harsher rules.

  • Northern Rock umbrella
    Last updated: 24/05/2010 - 18:57
    News by Rhian Nicholson

    The government has lifted its 100 per cent guarantee on all variable rate accounts at Northern Rock as the beleaguered bank slowly returns to health.