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Contactless payments overtake chip and pin for the first time

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 | News

Contactless transactions have overtaken chip and pin payments for the first time in the UK, according to payment processing company Worldpay.

I tangled myself in a web of mobile finance and it nearly got me in trouble

Friday, 05 October 2018 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

I do everything in my financial life through my mobile phone. From current to savings accounts and credit cards and reward cards, I have turned my money fully digital and I find it makes managing money much easier.

Banks slash cash rewards and switching offers for customers

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 | News

Customers looking for a good current account deal will struggle as banks have significantly cut cash rewards and switching offers over the past six months.

Pay day banking headaches as HSBC and TSB mobile apps go down

Friday, 28 September 2018 | News

There was further frustration for bank customers this morning after HSBC and TSB reported problems with their apps.

Goldman Sachs launches market-busting 'Marcus' 1.5% easy access savings account to take on British banks

Thursday, 27 September 2018 | News

Investment bank Goldman Sachs is launching a new bank for British savers with a market-leading interest rate.

RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank hit by mobile and online banking outage

Friday, 28 September 2018 | News

Royal Bank of Scotland says it has resolved the issues that left NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank customers locked out of their mobile and online accounts after banking services went down this morning.

Cash machines closing at a rate of 250 a month as two million at risk of losing access to cash

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | News

Cash machines are closing at a rate of 250 a month, as a result of more and more people turning to contactless payments, according to new figures from cash machine network provider Link.

Barclays customers can now manage their current accounts from rival providers through its app

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 | News

Barclays has joined the Open Banking revolution with the launch of a new feature on its banking app that will allow customers to manage multiple current accounts from different providers. 

TSB chief executive quits following string of IT meltdowns

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 | News

Paul Pester, chief executive of TSB Bank, has stepped down after seven years following a series of IT failures that left thousands of customers without access to their accounts.

Don’t put up with poor customer service

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 | Blog | By Jeff Prestridge

It is rare for me to write the words ‘customer service par excellence’ and ‘financial services’ in the same sentence. They are not natural bedfellows.