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  • First £250 overdraft is interest and fee free
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Metro Bank extends current account across the UK

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Metro Bank will now accept online applications for its current account, opening the product up to customers across the UK.

Open banking arrives in the UK – what does it mean for you?

Saturday, 13 January 2018 | News

A potential revolution in banking starts today, although many customers are still unaware that changes are occurring.

NatWest launches £125 current account switch offer

Friday, 12 January 2018 | News

NatWest is offering £125 to customers who switch to one of its current accounts - its first switching offer since 2009.

Five banks fail to meet open banking deadline

Thursday, 21 December 2017 | News

Five banks have been given extra time to comply with the new “open banking” rules after it became clear they would miss the January 2018 deadline.

Have your say on the financial services companies you trust – for the chance to win £1,000

Monday, 18 December 2017 | News

Which financial services providers have got it right this year? And which companies must do better in the future? You can have your say in the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2018.

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.