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August 2012

How can you get the best interest rates on your bank account?

How can you get the best interest rates on your bank account?

Published 30 August 2012 by

Savers must act quickly to get the best returns on their bank accounts.

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August 2012

A big step forward for mobile payments?

A big step forward for mobile payments?

Published 29 August 2012 by

Everything Everywhere has a customer base of 27 million. The Mastercard Worldwide Network processes over 23 billion transactions every year. Now they're teaming up to supply mobile payment services together.

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August 2012

Overdraft interest 'fails to fall in line with base rate'

Overdraft interest 'fails to fall in line with base rate'

Published 28 August 2012 by

Evidence has emerged that the interest rate charged on many overdrafts has failed to fall in line with the Bank of England base rate.

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August 2012

79% of households on a budget 'regardless of income'

79% of households on a budget 'regardless of income'

Published 24 August 2012 by

In the current climate, more and more people are struggling to stay on top of their finances, but having a well-planned budget in place could make a big difference.

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August 2012

Savers 'seeking alternatives' to banks

Savers 'seeking alternatives' to banks

Published 23 August 2012 by

Where do you put your money if you want to make it grow? Today's low interest rates are one reason some savers are putting their money in businesses rather than bank accounts.

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August 2012

Online payments: how to keep your money safe

Online payments: how to keep your money safe

Published 23 August 2012 by

How do you keep yourself and your money safe when making online payments?

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August 2012

Consumer group Which? says free banking is 'a myth'

Consumer group Which? says free banking is 'a myth'

Published 21 August 2012 by

Consumer group Which? agrees with the BoE's Andrew Bailey that free banking is a 'myth', but disagrees with bringing in bank charges for everyone.

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August 2012

Today is 'Bills Freedom Day'

Today is 'Bills Freedom Day'

Published 20 August 2012 by

20th August is this year's 'Bills Freedom Day' - when the average worker has earned enough to cover all their tax payments, housing costs and household bills, according to protection specialist Bright Grey.

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August 2012

How could budgeting leave your bank account £1,000 better off?

How could budgeting leave your bank account £1,000 better off?

Published 17 August 2012 by

Half an hour of budgeting a week could leave you almost £1,000 better off every year - and there are several straightforward budgeting methods that could help you.

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August 2012

Student bank accounts: what should you look out for?

Student bank accounts: what should you look out for?

Published 16 August 2012 by

When choosing a student bank account, it may help to look out for a number of important features.

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August 2012

Bank accounts: interest vs. inflation

Bank accounts: interest vs. inflation

Published 15 August 2012 by

Today, you will not find a single no-notice account that pays enough interest to combat the effects of inflation and tax.

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August 2012

Banking in the UK compared with the rest of the world

Banking in the UK compared with the rest of the world

Published 14 August 2012 by

A global survey of nearly 30,000 bank account customers reveals that many people feel less confident about their bank than they used to, which could be encouraging them to switch bank accounts.

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August 2012

Interest-free overdrafts - more harm than good?

Interest-free overdrafts - more harm than good?

Published 13 August 2012 by

Many students couldn't do without their interest-free overdrafts. But experts have pointed out that they can prove very expensive when it comes to paying them back.

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August 2012

How could the BoE's Inflation Report affect your cash?

How could the BoE's Inflation Report affect your cash?

Published 10 August 2012 by

The latest Inflation Report from the Bank of England has revealed its latest predictions for the UK economy - and here we look at exactly how your finances could be affected.

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August 2012

Money-saving tips for when you move home

Money-saving tips for when you move home

Published 10 August 2012 by

Moving house can be stressful, and so is wasting money, so minimise the damage to your wallet with our tips for moving house on a shoe-string.

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August 2012

Skimming: how to protect your bank account

Skimming: how to protect your bank account

Published 8 August 2012 by

Skimming is a crime. Here is a look at what it is, how it works and - most importantly - how to protect yourself against it.

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August 2012

Bank of Grandma and Granddad

Bank of Grandma and Granddad

Published 7 August 2012 by

You've heard of the 'bank of Mum and Dad'. Now adults are turning to the 'bank of Grandma and Granddad' as the recession bites: a growing phenomenon of adult children turning to their parents for financial help.

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August 2012

Could your children teach you a thing or two about saving?

Could your children teach you a thing or two about saving?

Published 6 August 2012 by

Three quarters of children now have their own bank account, according to research - and many of them are better at saving than adults.

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August 2012

Forgotten bank accounts contain 'billions of pounds'

Forgotten bank accounts contain 'billions of pounds'

Published 2 August 2012 by

Seven million British people think they might have money in a building society or bank account that they've forgotten about.

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August 2012

Are savers set to face even lower returns on their money?

Are savers set to face even lower returns on their money?

Published 1 August 2012 by

A cut in the base rate could hit savers hard when it comes to getting the best returns on their money held in current accounts. However, there are other accounts that could help.

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