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  • £100 signup fee - and £100 if you choose to leave after six months*
  • First £250 overdraft is interest and fee free
  • Multi award winning customer service


How to track down money in lost accounts

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

10 things you need to know about Isas

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 | Article

Here’s everything you need to know about Individual Savings Accounts (Isas), and why they can be the best home for your savings.

How to give to charity without it costing you a penny

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti or the tsunami that hit South East Asia in 2004 highlight aid organisations' ever-increasing need for donations.
But it seems shrinking...

Is it time to ditch your cash ISA?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

While your cash individual savings account makes up half of your annual ISA allowance, if you want to take full advantage of the tax breaks you should consider a stocks and shares ISA.

Do we really need more banks?

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

The high street has undergone some visible changes since the credit crunch hit at the back end of 2007. Well-known retailers such as Woolworths and Borders have fallen victim to the subsequent...

Children's Savings Awards 2010

Thursday, 20 January 2011 | Article

Making the decision to save for your children's future is hard.

Savers and investors must gear up for war

Wednesday, 06 January 2010 | Article

Savers and investors must periodically cope with economic adversity.

Moneywise Customer Service Awards: shortlists

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | Article

Over 12,000 of you voted, making it the biggest customer service survey about financial providers in Britain.

How to spot a current account winner

Thursday, 25 August 2011 | TV /Video

End is nigh for unfair overdraft charges

Tuesday, 23 August 2011 | Article

Although I very much support account holders who have been charged for going over their unauthorised overdraft, I was quite concerned about how the banks could afford to pay out the refunds if they had lost this case.