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January 2012

16 year olds 'should get mandatory bank accounts'

16 year olds 'should get mandatory bank accounts'

Published 31 January 2012 by Lucy Bower

The CEO of CISI, a global securities and investment company, says the Government should go further in educating teenagers about personal finances, with budgeting lessons in school and a mandatory bank account when they turn 16.

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January 2012

Financial Services Bill: how could it change banking?

Financial Services Bill: how could it change banking?

Published 30 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled details of the new Financial Services Bill, designed to overhaul current banking regulation.

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January 2012

Contactless banking could soon come to the UK

Contactless banking could soon come to the UK

Published 27 January 2012 by Lucy Bower

The first contactless ATMs are being rolled out across Barcelona and could come to the UK if they prove successful.

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January 2012

10% of adults 'still have childhood bank account'

10% of adults 'still have childhood bank account'

Published 26 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

10% of UK adults still have their childhood bank account, and more than 25% of people have had their main current account for over 26 years, according to research from Halifax.

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January 2012

Digital banking: the 'norm' by 2015?

Digital banking: the 'norm' by 2015?

Published 18 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Technology is growing at a rapid rate, and altering the way we live along with it. This includes the way we manage our money, with digital banking expected to become commonplace by 2015. But what could it actually offer, and what digital 'perks' are people looking for?

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January 2012

Consumer group wants simple and cheap bank overdraft charges

Consumer group wants simple and cheap bank overdraft charges

Published 17 January 2012 by Lucy Bower

Consumer group Which? is calling on the new financial regulator (FCA) to put an end to "exorbitant and complicated" overdraft fees. The British Bankers' Association response is simple: don't use an unauthorised overdraft.

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January 2012

The thinkmoney guide to types of savings account

The thinkmoney guide to types of savings account

Published 13 January 2012 by Joel Stanier

Choosing the right type of savings account for your needs is important. If you're wondering about the best way to save money, read this guide to help you decide which type of savings account is right for you.

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January 2012

£250,000 appears in your bank account - what would you do?

£250,000 appears in your bank account - what would you do?

Published 12 January 2012 by Lucy Bower

It might sound like a dream come true to find a quarter of a million pounds in your bank account, but for Leo Benedictus, it was a stressful experience.

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January 2012

Branson: 'free' banking should have quotation marks

Branson: 'free' banking should have quotation marks

Published 10 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

With Virgin Money set to offer current accounts with free banking, founder Sir Richard Branson has said customers would pay less by accepting a small upfront fee, rather than 'hidden charges'.

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January 2012

Cutting costs in the kitchen

Cutting costs in the kitchen

Published 6 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Our busy lives don't leave us with as much time to spend in the kitchen as many of us would like, but following a few of these tips could help you get the most out of your meals - and your money!

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January 2012

Banking customers to benefit from faster payments

Banking customers to benefit from faster payments

Published 3 January 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Waiting for up to three days to receive payments transferred into your account is set to become a thing of the past, as a new one-day payment rule will speed the payments system up.

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