banks

Ireland's banks 'up for sale'

Tuesday, 23 November 2010 | News

The fallout from Ireland's economic meltdown continued this week, as its banks were effectively put up for sale and Prime Minister Brian Cowen was forced into promising an early general election.

Britain's bill for Ireland's bailout

Thursday, 18 November 2010 | News

As representatives from the IMF, the European Central Bank and the EU touched down in Dublin to discuss a financial aid package for Ireland, where there are currently more questions being raised than answered.

Help, cyberspace has stolen my money!

Tuesday, 09 November 2010 | Article

There have been many consumer revolutions in my lifetime. Frozen peas for one, and sliced bread for another. But perhaps the most convenient, I thought until this week, was the invention of the credit card.

Supermarkets a better option for savers?

Tuesday, 09 November 2010 | Article

Supermarkets have launched a series of table-topping fixed-rate bonds for savers recently, rivalling the rates offered by the high street 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

Friday, 30 September 2011 | 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?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 | 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

Tuesday, 19 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).