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Millions of savers could be missing out on best rates because they don’t bank online

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 | News

Millions of older savers could be missing out on the top interest rates because they don’t bank online.

The day crooks tried to buy £600 of champagne with my debit card

Friday, 01 February 2019 | Blog | By Edmund Greaves

Even financial journalists can be targeted by fraudsters, as Edmund Greaves has discovered

American Express shuts down Curve card access 48 hours after introduction

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | News

Curve card customers hoping to use an American Express card through their Curve app have had the service cut short.

Santander to close 140 branches: find out if your local bank will be axed

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Santander has announced plans to axe nearly a quarter of its branch network in a move that will affect thousands of customers and puts 1,270 jobs at risk.

Rural cash machines to be saved by bumper fees for local operators - but thousands could still disappear

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 | News

Cash machine operators are to be given a “super premium” in remote areas to help reduce the number of ATM closures.

Check before you switch: changing current account for cash could be more expensive in the long run

Friday, 18 January 2019 | News

While lots of people at this time of year are enticed to switch banks by the upfront gifts or cash on offer, they need to look at the long-term benefits.

Banks rake in their biggest profits from the over 60s - because they leave cash in their current accounts

Monday, 14 January 2019 | News

High street banks are raking in profits from older customers who don’t switch and leave large sums in current accounts that pay low interest.

Deal of the week: earn £125 for switching your bank account with First Direct

Friday, 04 January 2019 | News

Move your current account over to First Direct and you could earn a £125 switching bonus.

Ban on overdraft fixed fees planned by regulator in a "radical" crackdown on banks' punitive charges

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 | News

Banking customers will no longer be shown daily or monthly fees for overdrafts in a new crackdown by the financial regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Barclays customers can now block debit card spending at certain shops

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 | News

Customers of Barclays can now ‘switch off’ debit card spending at certain categories of retailer.