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Bank of England to continue using ‘animal fat’ in notes

Thursday, 10 August 2017 | News

Animal products will continue to be used to make the new polymer £5, £10 and £20 notes, the Bank of England has confirmed today.

NatWest and RBS overhaul overdraft charges

Thursday, 10 August 2017 | News

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have become the latest banks to alter their overdraft charging structure.

Monzo users hit by card outage: Carry alternative payment

Friday, 04 August 2017 | News

Challenger bank Monzo has warned customers with its prepaid card to carry a backup card with them for the next few days as it’s experiencing difficulties with its payments technology, meaning cards are only working...

Co-op Bank launches £125 current account switching offer

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | News

The Co-operative Bank has launched a new £125 current account switching offer, which also donates money to help young homeless people in the UK.

High overdraft charges to come under the spotlight

Monday, 31 July 2017 | News

The high charges banks apply to overdrawn customers will be examined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to ensure they are fair.

Nationwide is biggest gainer from current account switching

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

Nationwide Building Society enjoyed stronger current account growth than any other provider during the last quarter of 2016.

Banks told to publish more information to help users compare accounts

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 | News

Banks and buildings societies will have to publish more information under new plans to help consumers better compare current accounts.

TSB customers to access mobile banking using iris recognition

Thursday, 20 July 2017 | News

TSB customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone will soon be able to unlock their TSB mobile banking app using just their iris.  

Visa considers incentive for firms to go cashless

Friday, 14 July 2017 | News

UK firms may be offered a trial by payment company Visa in future to encourage the use of cards instead of cash payments.

Fight for your rights: I’ve been wrongly accused of fraud

Friday, 07 July 2017 | Article

This article was written by Moneywise's Fight for your Rights columnist Simon Read in response to a reader’s query.