banks

Revealed: when not to trust your bank

Tuesday, 02 November 2010 | Article

Out with the swag bags and sawn-off shotguns and in with the business suit and charming sales patter as the banks openly commit daylight robbery against their own customers.

Banks behaving badly: the latest tricks you should know about

Tuesday, 26 October 2010 | Article

As if slashing savings rates wasn't bad enough, high street banks are now tightening their current account belts.

Will switching damage my credit rating?

Thursday, 21 October 2010 | Article

Q: I'm tempted to move from Barclays to Santander.

Banks to pay £2.5 billion levy

Thursday, 21 October 2010 | News

The bank levy promised by George Osborne was today unveiled as draft legislation likely to mean £2.5 billion in extra tax for the coffers.

Why I miss my bank manager

Monday, 18 October 2010 | Article

It's a magical moment, when a child feels properly grown-up for the first time. For Masai warriors, it's when a teenage boy kills his first lion. For many girls, it's the first time they buy a glamorous 'prom' dress.

Lloyds most complained about bank

Thursday, 30 September 2010 | News

Lloyds Banking Group received the highest number of complaints from UK customers in the first half of the year, according to the Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Is now the time to buy bank shares?

Tuesday, 28 September 2010 | Article

Just over two years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the recovery of the banks is far from complete, experts warn.

Banking break-up still on the cards

Friday, 24 September 2010 | News

The Independent Commission on Banking (ICB) will consider breaking up the banks to improve competition for consumers as part of its year-long inquiry into the sector.

Watch out for the banks' scams

Thursday, 23 September 2010 | Article

Would you buy an investment product from a bank? Millions of people do.

HSBC cash points to stock £5 notes

Friday, 03 September 2010 | News

From Monday shoppers in England and Wales will benefit from nearly 400 machines dispensing £5 notes, thanks to extra HSBC cash points.