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December 2011

Take action and feel better about your debt

29 December 2011

Stress, depression and anxiety have been reported among people in debt - although many of us couldn't own a home, a new car, perhaps furniture, without borrowing money. We'll recommend some of the steps you can take to get back in control of some situations that might be distressing.

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Advantages & disadvantages of a joint bank account

23 December 2011

Joint bank accounts are designed to let couples manage their money together - from paying joint bills and the rent/mortgage, to all the other expenses they'll have to take care of. But what exactly are the advantages and disadvantages of joint bank accounts, and how do they compare with single current accounts?

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Cash machine withdrawals 'increase 7% in December'

23 December 2011

Cash machine withdrawals this December have increased by 7% to £7.6 billion compared with the same time last year, as last-minute Christmas shoppers continue to spend.

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How could the Vickers report reform banking?

19 December 2011

Chancellor George Osborne is set to legislate for the separation of a bank's retail arm from its investment business. But what other proposals in the Independent Commission on Banking's report could affect the banking industry?

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Last-minute Christmas shopping tips

15 December 2011

With less than two weeks to go before Christmas, getting everything you need before the big day may seem like a struggle. Here's how you could buy all your festive 'essentials' quickly and conveniently - so you'll still have time to stuff the turkey too!

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Mobile banking: how safe is it?

12 December 2011

Managing our finances using our mobile phones can be quick, convenient and available around the clock, and is overtaking more traditional methods of banking. But how secure is mobile banking?

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Basic bank account changes 'could exclude poorer customers'

8 December 2011

There are concerns that more people could be pushed out of the banking system, after some major banks have announced changes to charges on basic bank accounts.

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thinkmoney's banking terminology - our glossary of definitions

8 December 2011

Some of the most common banking terminology, with straightforward descriptions and some useful links to more information.

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FSCS advises savers to check their money's covered

2 December 2011

Banking consumers have been advised to check their money would be safe if their bank failed.

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