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April 2012

Project Oscar: joint venture 'could hold back mobile payments market'

Project Oscar: joint venture 'could hold back mobile payments market'

Published 30 April 2012 by

Project Oscar - a joint venture between some of the UK's mobile networks - could play a big part in the uptake of mobile banking. However, some experts have raised concerns that it could actually hold back the technology.

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April 2012

O2 Wallet: the latest move in mobile banking

O2 Wallet: the latest move in mobile banking

Published 27 April 2012 by

As mobile banking becomes increasingly widespread, the O2 Wallet aims to 'transform' the way users manage their finances.

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April 2012

Could 'silver surfers' be making more of internet banking?

Could 'silver surfers' be making more of internet banking?

Published 26 April 2012 by

Worries about security, among other factors, are preventing a lot of over-65s from enjoying the benefits of internet banking.

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April 2012

Mobile banking "won't kill card payments"

Mobile banking "won't kill card payments"

Published 25 April 2012 by

Mobile banking is big - and growing - but we won't see the end of plastic anytime soon. A look at the future as predicted by Visa.

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April 2012

Is it time to switch your bank account?

Is it time to switch your bank account?

Published 24 April 2012 by

A survey suggests that many people don't bother switching current accounts, so we look at the milestones in your life when it might be a good time to consider switching.

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April 2012

People who plan ahead financially 'save £600 more per year than worriers.'

People who plan ahead financially 'save £600 more per year than worriers.'

Published 23 April 2012 by

Many British people are getting themselves into 'a cycle of financial fret' and spend more time worrying about money than saving it.

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April 2012

Bank of England policymaker: 'economy stronger than it looks'

Bank of England policymaker: 'economy stronger than it looks'

Published 20 April 2012 by

The Bank of England's Adam Posen has said that Britain's economy is in better shape than upcoming data is likely to show - which could be encouraging news for people in the year ahead.

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April 2012

thinkmoney's guide to insurance

thinkmoney's guide to insurance

Published 20 April 2012 by

Read the thinkmoney guide to insurance for a run-down of some of the most common insurance policies and why you might need them.

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April 2012

Could 'hidden' card charges add to your holiday costs?

Could 'hidden' card charges add to your holiday costs?

Published 19 April 2012 by

A new survey has found that British holidaymakers pay £260 million a year in 'hidden' charges when taking out cash on their credit and debit cards abroad.

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April 2012

Bank accounts: interest rates 'penalising savers'

Bank accounts: interest rates 'penalising savers'

Published 18 April 2012 by

A Treasury Committee report has acknowledged that today's low interest rates are 'penalising savers' - but not everyone will see interest rates as the main issue when they're choosing a bank account.

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April 2012

UK 'more concerned about unsecured debt'

UK 'more concerned about unsecured debt'

Published 17 April 2012 by

As people's 'tolerance' to high levels of debt changes, we look at how a basic bank account can help you to manage your finances.

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April 2012

Mobile banking: phone networks to provide mobile 'wallets'

Mobile banking: phone networks to provide mobile 'wallets'

Published 16 April 2012 by

'Mobile wallets' allow bank account holders to make payments by simply swiping their mobile phone over a payment point. Now it seems the mobile phone networks themselves are looking to provide their own 'wallets' to customers.

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April 2012

41% 'cautious about online banking'

41% 'cautious about online banking'

Published 13 April 2012 by

With increasing numbers of people banking and shopping online, it seems that many still have reservations about just how secure making financial transactions on the internet can be.

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April 2012

Government funds Big Society Capital with dormant bank account cash

Government funds Big Society Capital with dormant bank account cash

Published 12 April 2012 by

The Government is using £400 million of unclaimed cash from dormant bank accounts to fund social enterprises and charities in the UK.

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April 2012

Banking safety: top tips on ATM use

Banking safety: top tips on ATM use

Published 11 April 2012 by

Taking a few simple precautions should seriously reduce the risk of falling foul of fraudsters at the ATM.

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April 2012

Bank account fraud prompts calls for security reviews

Bank account fraud prompts calls for security reviews

Published 10 April 2012 by

CIFAS, the UK's fraud prevention service, has called for a review of online security practices following high levels of bank account fraud last year.

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April 2012

Internet banking 'is no. 1'

Internet banking 'is no. 1'

Published 5 April 2012 by

Round-the-clock access is just one of the features that makes online banking the most popular use of the internet, with almost 60% of respondents showing they use online banking, a new survey shows.

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April 2012

38% of UK adults 'admit to neglecting their finances'

38% of UK adults 'admit to neglecting their finances'

Published 4 April 2012 by

More than a third of people in the UK admit to neglecting their finances, according to research by Scottish Widows. But what steps should you take to start regaining control?

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April 2012

Will we see more QE from the Bank of England?

Will we see more QE from the Bank of England?

Published 3 April 2012 by

The Bank of England may be placed under pressure to do another round of quantitative easing if rumours that the UK economy slipped back into recession this year are true.

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April 2012

Mobile banking use 'will increase threefold by 2016'

Mobile banking use 'will increase threefold by 2016'

Published 2 April 2012 by

With smartphones in the pockets of a rapidly growing number of bank account holders, it's expected that mobile banking will become more and more popular over the next few years.

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April 2012

Bank holidays on a budget

Bank holidays on a budget

Published 2 April 2012 by

Here are a few ideas to help you have fun over the bank holiday without splashing the cash too much!

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