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First Direct top as banks reveal client satisfaction data

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 | News

Banking customers are most likely to recommend First Direct, according to a new six-monthly survey aimed at improving competition in the banking sector.

Brits still in the dark on open banking

Thursday, 02 August 2018 | News

Nearly three quarters of Brits (72%) have no idea what open banking is, with less than three in 10 ( 28%) aware of the new initiative, which launched in January this year.

Halifax cuts bonus on its Reward current accounts - again

Thursday, 26 July 2018 | News

Halifax Reward account customers will be displeased at yet another reduction in the monthly bonus.

'Digital ID' pilot scheme looks at simplifying way consumers' access financial services

Thursday, 12 July 2018 | News

Consumers using financial services could benefit in the future from a ‘digital ID’ that simplifies the way they access products and services.

Santander moves to end unarranged overdraft fees - but only on fee-paying accounts

Monday, 09 July 2018 | News

Some Santander customers will no longer pay fees if they go into an unarranged overdraft, the bank has announced.

Lloyds Bank cuts Club Lloyds interest rate

Monday, 25 June 2018 | News

Lloyds Bank Club Lloyds current account holders will be dismayed to find their in-credit interest rate is being cut.

Financial services 'postcode lottery' exposes rural-urban divide

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | News

A new report from financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has exposed significant differences in consumer financial experience between urban and rural areas.

Stat of the Month: Shoppers make 13.2 billion card payments, overtaking cash

Monday, 18 June 2018 | News

Debit cards have overtaken cash for the first time as the most popular way for consumers to shop, according to new figures.

Happy birthday, £2 coin

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

The £2 coin is 20 years old today, and to commemorate the occasion, comparison website GoCompare Money has unearthed 10 fascinating facts about the youngest and most valuable coin in circulation.

New one-stop service launches for families to tell banks when a loved one dies

Wednesday, 13 June 2018 | News

A new service has launched to enable bereaved families to report a death to major financial services providers in one go.