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Current account switching – the winners, the losers, and the best deals

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 | News

Nationwide was the biggest net winner of current account switches in the first three months of this year, according to new data.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks launch £250 current account switch offer

Monday, 23 October 2017 | News

New customers who switch to one of Clydesdale or Yorkshire banks’ current accounts can earn a £250 cash bonus when they use the seven-day Current Account Switching Service (CASS).

Monzo to close prepaid card sign ups this week – users to be migrated to current accounts

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

Monzo users are to be contacted and offered access to a new Monzo current account in the next eight weeks, and new sign ups to prepaid cards are set to be closed this week.

Halifax relaunches £125 switching offer – should you move your current account?

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

Halifax has increased its current account switching incentive to £125 as it battles to win new customers.

Read our 10 most popular stories from September 2017

Tuesday, 03 October 2017 | News

Make sure you're up to date with all the latest news, tips and guides by checking out the 10 most popular stories on Moneywise.co.uk in September 2017.

Co-op Group sells remaining Co-op Bank stake

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | News

The Co-operative Group no longer owns any part of the Co-operative Bank after it completed the sale of its remaining stake in the business.

Deal of the week: Free four-year railcard for students

Friday, 15 September 2017 | News

Students can get a free four-year 16-25 Railcard when they open Santander’s 123 Student Current Account.

Starling launches in-app marketplace for financial products: Is this the future of banking?

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | News

Shoppers will be the first to benefit from the launch of Starling Bank’s new in-app marketplace for financial products, with a rewards provider the first to partner with the challenger bank.

Millennials turn to mobiles to access finances, but is going digital the future?

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 | Blog | By Helen Knapman

Millennials are heading up the charge to go digital, according to new research, which may come as no surprise.

10 years of contactless: Payments more than double in a year

Monday, 04 September 2017 | News

Shoppers have adopted contactless technology en masse in the 10 years since it first launched, according to new figures.