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  • The banks customers are deserting lovemoney.com - 21 hours ago

    As thousands take advantage of new bank switching rules, a report highlights which are losing most customers.

  • Who really owns your bank or building society? lovemoney.com - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 16:20 BST
    A general view of the London headquarters of British banks HSBC (R) and Barclays (L) is pictured at Canary Wharf, in east London, on September 12, 2011

    It pays to know a little bit about where your money is held.

  • How to instantly clear your overdraft lovemoney.com - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:15 BST
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    A few credit cards allow you to transfer money from your credit card to clear your overdraft – and won’t charge interest for up to 30 months. This is how it works:

  • 6 reasons we soon won’t need the big banks at all Yahoo Finance UK - Wed, Apr 9, 2014 16:56 BST

    Our reliance on the high street giants is dwindling

  • Savvy youngsters save more than their parents Moneywise - Tue, Apr 8, 2014 12:06 BST

    Savvy youngsters are saving more than their parents did at the same age, new research from Santander has revealed. The bank said 94% of 11 and 16-year-olds are setting money aside for their future, with ...

  • Best last-minute ISAs for 2013/14 lovemoney.com - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 11:43 BST
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    If you still want to use your ISA allowance for this tax year, here are the top places still accepting applications

  • Get your hands on free cash... without robbing a bank Yahoo Finance UK - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 15:51 BST
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    Feeling a bit skint? Give your bank balance a boost with these tricks

  • Time to give cash ISAs a miss? lovemoney.com - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 15:48 BST
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    This year's crop of cash ISAs has been pretty pitiful, so you might want to put your allowance elsewhere

  • New mobile bank transfer service to launch Moneywise - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 10:44 BST

    A new mobile payment service will launch next month allowing bank customers to send and receive payments quickly using just their mobile phone number. The Paym (pronounced 'Pay Em') service will be integrated ...

  • Get top cash Isa rates before time runs out Moneywise - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 15:42 BST

    Savers have until Saturday (5 April) to use their £5,760 cash Isa allowance for this tax year. Top easy-access deals include Nationwide Easy Isa at 1.6% and Metro Bank at 1.65%. Santander also pays 1.6% ...

  • Lloyds and TSB go to war with new current accounts Moneywise - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 13:04 BST

    Not to be outdone by TSB, Lloyds Bank has launched a souped-up current account. The Club Lloyds account offers 4% tiered credit interest on balances between £4,000 and £5,000 maintained for 12 months, ...

  • Premium Bonds winners in April lovemoney.com - Tue, Apr 1, 2014 12:06 BST
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    Have your numbers come up in this month's Premium Bonds draw?

  • TSB and Lloyds join current account battle lovemoney.com - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 12:37 BST
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    The two banks have unveiled new accounts that pay decent rates of interest.

  • TSB launches current account paying 5% interest Moneywise - Fri, Mar 28, 2014 18:05 GMT

    TSB Bank is to launch a new current account paying 5% interest to customers who stay in credit. The Plus account – TSB's first since its split from Lloyds Bank – will pay 5% AER interest to anyone who ...

  • Best cash ISAs you can open with £1 lovemoney.com - Thu, Mar 27, 2014 11:13 GMT
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    You don’t need to have thousands of pounds to start saving tax-free.

  • Barclays ups overdraft costs but simplifies charges Moneywise - Wed, Mar 26, 2014 18:07 GMT

    Barclays is to give all current account customers an interest-free £15 overdraft but will up its charges for those going further into the red. In a move designed to simplify its charging structure, from ...

  • Financial tips for the disabled Moneywise - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 17:01 GMT

    No one ever thinks it will happen to them but the reality is that all too often fate steps in and thousands are left disabled every year. While disability is regularly perceived as a lifelong condition, ...

  • Free your money from dormant bank accounts Moneywise - Tue, Mar 25, 2014 16:27 GMT

    Is your money where you think it is? Most of us have some cash tucked away for a rainy day. But what if when you go to withdraw your money, you discover it's not there any more? It sounds ridiculous but ...

  • One week left to go in our Consumer Opinion Survey Moneywise - Mon, Mar 24, 2014 16:14 GMT

    There's just a week left to have your say about the financial companies you deal with by voting in the Moneywise Consumer Opinion Survey 2014. Does your current account provider give you good customer ...

  • This year's best buy ISAs lovemoney.com - Fri, Mar 21, 2014 11:20 GMT
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    If you don't use your ISA allowance it's gone forever. Here are the top rates right now.

  • Spring clean your finances lovemoney.com - Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:16 GMT
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    Your home might need a spring clean, but you could make some serious money by cleaning your finances too.

  • New TSB account: how to make £600 a year Moneywise - Thu, Mar 13, 2014 13:46 GMT
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    TSB has hit the headlines with the launch of its new Plus current account promising 5% interest on balances of £2,000, worth £100 a year, but a Moneywise investigation has found how couples can get six times that.

  • Will you be mortgage-free? Moneywise - Thu, Mar 13, 2014 11:39 GMT

    If we continue along the same home ownership path signposted in the 2011 census, this year will see more of us own our homes outright than have mortgages. Currently about eight million people own their ...

  • Where to earn most interest on your money lovemoney.com - Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:53 GMT
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    Looking for somewhere to stash your cash? Here are the latest top rates.

  • There's never been a better time to switch banks Moneywise - Tue, Mar 11, 2014 16:55 GMT

    Have you recently bitten the bullet and moved bank to get a better deal or improved service? Following the introduction of new rules to make it easier for people to switch current accounts - which most ...

  • A 'free' way to pay off your credit card debts lovemoney.com - Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:29 GMT
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    Sainsbury’s Bank has launched a new card which offers a 'free' 0% balance transfer.

  • Don't ignore the financial pain of a failed relationship Moneywise - Tue, Mar 11, 2014 01:00 GMT

    Almost one in five Brits have been hurt financially by their partner, research reveals. As many as 17% have seen theirs and their partner's credit ratings negatively impacted by their relationship, according ...

  • What the average Brit is worth lovemoney.com - Mon, Mar 10, 2014 10:40 GMT
    A pile of one pound coins is seen in central London

    New survey calculates the average adult in the UK has assets of just under £150,000.

  • Not just any bank account... an M&S bank account lovemoney.com - Fri, Mar 7, 2014 09:52 GMT
    M & S clothing sales continue to fall

    The high street giant is going to launch a free current account, with a £100 incentive for switching.

  • M&S to launch first fee-free current account Moneywise - Fri, Mar 7, 2014 01:00 GMT

    M&S Bank is to launch its first fee-free current account this summer, with an interest-free £100 overdraft. All M&S Current Account customers will automatically get a £500 overdraft, but after the interest-free ...

  • Holiday scams to avoid this summer Moneywise - Thu, Mar 6, 2014 16:14 GMT
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    When you're booking holidays and making travel arrangements, scams, fraud and sneaky surcharges abound. Here are some of the tricks and pitfalls we could all do with avoiding. Booking online A common trick ...

  • Lent sacrifices could make you £75k Moneywise - Wed, Mar 5, 2014 11:38 GMT

    Giving up bad habits for Lent could make you £75,000 richer over the course of your working life, according to new research. Giving up cigarettes, alcohol, and treats such as chocolate and take-away coffee ...

  • Holidaymakers tricked out of £7m in 2013 Moneywise - Tue, Mar 4, 2014 18:30 GMT

    Holidaymakers were tricked out of an estimated £7 million by fraudsters in 2013, according to the police and travel association ABTA. During the year, more than 4,500 cases of holiday booking fraud were ...

  • 84% of savers rule out peer-to-peer lending Moneywise - Mon, Mar 3, 2014 15:17 GMT

    The vast majority (84%) of savers would not consider investing with a peer-to-peer lender (p2p), according to new research from uSwitch. Of them, 59% blame their reluctance on the industry not being covered ...

  • The deals worth switching banks for lovemoney.com - Fri, Feb 28, 2014 17:36 GMT
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    Some of the best rates and offers are only available to existing customers

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