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Vanishing cash machines: Has your community lost access to ATMs?

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

Communities are losing access to cash machines and the problem is set to get worse, according to research from Which?.

Savers are ditching Cash Isas: Here are three reasons why

Friday, 19 January 2018 | News

With a historic low of 0.93% returns, Cash Isas’ popularity has continued to dwindle.

Monzo sets prepaid card closure deadline for April

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Monzo users who still have prepaid cards will soon be given 60 days’ notice that their cards will stop working if they don’t upgrade to a current account.

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.

Building societies outperform banks in the savings war

Thursday, 18 January 2018 | News

Savers get a better deal when they deposit their cash with a building society rather than a bank, new research reveals.

Savings update: Challenger banks continue to nudge up rates

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

Challenger banks continue to nudge rates up on easy-access accounts. 

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.

What are the best savings rates to kick off 2018?

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | News

Easy-access rates have edged up with the top account, AA Easy Saver (Issue 6), paying 1.32%.

Investment Doctor: “What should I do with my maturing Cash Isa and ‘granny bonds’?”

Friday, 05 January 2018 | Article

In early 2018, I have two substantial lump sum investments maturing. I have £35,000 in a fixedrate Cash Isa with the Post Office.