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While rates have nudged up recently, it is still hard to get a good return on savings you may need to access it in an emergency.

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Two million stuck in ‘vicious cycle’ of overdraft debt

Wednesday, 06 December 2017 | News

More than two million consumers live in a cycle of overdraft debt, with banks under fire for failing to protect customers from racking up unsustainable debt.

Charity calls for law change forcing banks to better support cancer sufferers

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | News

Cancer sufferers come under undue financial pressure because of a lack of support from banks and building societies, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Major banks launch iPhone apps with facial recognition

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 | News

Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax and Tesco Bank are among the first UK banks to upgrade their mobile banking apps to be compatible with the new iPhone facial recognition software.

TSB customers battle against app issues

Monday, 30 October 2017 | News

TSB has come under fire from customers who have encountered significant problems when using the bank’s mobile app.

Monzo users plagued by yet more card outages

Thursday, 26 October 2017 | News

Monzo has apologised to its 450,000 prepaid card users for multiple system failures, which have left customers unable to make payments in recent days.

Current account switching – the winners, the losers, and the best deals

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | News

Nationwide was the biggest net winner of current account switches in the first three months of this year, according to new data.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks launch £250 current account switch offer

Monday, 23 October 2017 | News

New customers who switch to one of Clydesdale or Yorkshire banks’ current accounts can earn a £250 cash bonus when they use the seven-day Current Account Switching Service (CASS).

Monzo to close prepaid card sign ups this week – users to be migrated to current accounts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Monzo users are to be contacted and offered access to a new Monzo current account in the next eight weeks, and new sign ups to prepaid cards are set to be closed this week.

Halifax relaunches £125 switching offer – should you move your current account?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Halifax has increased its current account switching incentive to £125 as it battles to win new customers.

Read our 10 most popular stories from September 2017

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in September 2017.