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New £20,000 Isa allowance – flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 | News

New banks are behind a flurry of increases on fixed-rate bonds and easy-access accounts.

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...

Older millennials dubbed ‘generation debt’ as they struggle to save

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 | News

The late millennial generation - those aged between 25 and 34 years old - are one of the least financially resilient groups in the UK, according to new findings from LV=.

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.

Savings update: Rise in easy-access accounts paying more than 1%

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 | News
The number of easy-access accounts paying more than 1 per cent continues to rise as new banks launch new deals.

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.

Savings update: Rates continue to creep up

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 | News

French-owned RCI Bank has upped the rate on its easy-access online Freedom account to 1.2% for both new and existing savers. 

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.

Peer-to-peer lender uses own funds to protect investors from losses

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has dipped into its provision fund to ensure its 50,000 investors are not being hit by struggling loans.