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July 2012

FSA: bank account providers must check eligibility for packaged insurance deals

FSA: bank account providers must check eligibility for packaged insurance deals

Published 31 July 2012 by

The FSA has announced new rules that will force packaged bank account providers to check whether applicants qualify for the insurance products provided with their account.

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July 2012

Paying a cheque using your mobile: the future of banking?

Paying a cheque using your mobile: the future of banking?

Published 31 July 2012 by

Banking customers here in Britain could soon be able to use their smartphone to deposit cheques, following the launch of a new mobile cheque deposit service in the USA.

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July 2012

Are UK banks set to 'wake up' to mobile banking?

Are UK banks set to 'wake up' to mobile banking?

Published 27 July 2012 by

The UK appears to be lagging behind many other developed countries when it comes to offering mobile banking - but 2012 could be the year that this changes.

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July 2012

Savings could help you through a recession

Savings could help you through a recession

Published 26 July 2012 by

As the recession spreads into a third quarter, bring your own bank account out of recession by saving and investing for the future.

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July 2012

Head of FSA says 'free banking is not competitive'

Head of FSA says 'free banking is not competitive'

Published 25 July 2012 by

An announcement by the Head of the FSA has sparked further speculation that free in-credit bank accounts could become a thing of the past.

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July 2012

Britain 'a budgeting nation'

Britain 'a budgeting nation'

Published 24 July 2012 by

New research from consumer group Which? suggests that around half of the people in the UK are budgeting to get by, with a decline in living standards and purchasing power over the last year.

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July 2012

Bank account holders benefit from more convenient payment methods

Bank account holders benefit from more convenient payment methods

Published 23 July 2012 by

Bank account holders have a range of options when it comes to paying for things - and newer methods, such as PayPal and contactless payments, could force banks to rethink how much they charge for card payments, according to the BRC.

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July 2012

Mobile banking: how are people using it?

Mobile banking: how are people using it?

Published 20 July 2012 by

Many banking customers are turning to mobile banking for the speed and convenience it can offer - and new research has revealed exactly how people are using it.

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July 2012

Dan's Deals 20th July 2012

Dan's Deals 20th July 2012

Published 20 July 2012 by

Here are our latest round-up of special offers, helping you to save money over the weekend - and save time finding the best deals.

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July 2012

20 ways to save money this summer

20 ways to save money this summer

Published 19 July 2012 by

Here are a few money-saving tips to help you get through the summer and also to make sure we have some fun too!

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July 2012

6 in 10 people say they have paid 'unfair' bank charges

6 in 10 people say they have paid 'unfair' bank charges

Published 19 July 2012 by

Today there will be a Lords debate on the Financial Services Bill. Will they say anything about making bank charges more transparent?

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July 2012

More news on the move to fee-charging accounts

More news on the move to fee-charging accounts

Published 18 July 2012 by

The idea of fee-charging accounts seems to be taking off: a new bank says it'll offer two accounts and both will charge monthly fees.

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July 2012

Details of bank landing scheme to be unveiled

Details of bank landing scheme to be unveiled

Published 17 July 2012 by

At a time when banks are finding it more difficult and more costly to borrow, a new scheme is set to be unveiled, aiming to increase lending by banks.

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July 2012

Government: basic bank accounts should help people manage their money better

Government: basic bank accounts should help people manage their money better

Published 17 July 2012 by

Basic bank accounts should help people to manage their money better, according to the Government.

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July 2012

Are you a member of the 'squeezed generation'?

Are you a member of the 'squeezed generation'?

Published 17 July 2012 by

A survey of 2,000 adults found that one in seven parents in the UK is also supporting their parents financially, making them part of a 'squeezed generation'.

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July 2012

The benefits of budgeting - and why you should be doing it

The benefits of budgeting - and why you should be doing it

Published 17 July 2012 by

Budgeting isn't just for cash-strapped people: it's a practical way to make your financial future more secure, whatever your income. Read more here.

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July 2012

High Street banks set to halve in number

High Street banks set to halve in number

Published 16 July 2012 by

As High Street bank branches are set to halve in number over the next eight years, alternative ways of banking are getting more important.

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July 2012

Would you manage your money using Facebook?

Would you manage your money using Facebook?

Published 10 July 2012 by

Would you manage your money using Facebook? A new app could soon allow you to do just that.

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July 2012

Could you be making mobile payments by the summer?

Could you be making mobile payments by the summer?

Published 9 July 2012 by

Many of us could be using a mobile phone to manage our bank accounts by the summer, if plans by three of the UK's major mobile networks go ahead.

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July 2012

Easy ways to save money on the family finances

Easy ways to save money on the family finances

Published 9 July 2012 by

As a recent survey claims that one in five families cannot cope financially, we offer some money-saving ideas for all the family. Read more here.

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July 2012

Are we moving towards a cashless society?

Are we moving towards a cashless society?

Published 6 July 2012 by

When companies favour payments by card rather than cash, could we be moving towards a cashless society?

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July 2012

Dan's Deals 6th July 2012

Dan's Deals 6th July 2012

Published 6 July 2012 by

Whether you want to save money dining out or buying your weekly groceries, these offers could knock ยฃs off your weekly spend.

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July 2012

'Make basic bank accounts available to all' says EU

'Make basic bank accounts available to all' says EU

Published 5 July 2012 by

30 million Europeans don't have a bank account. New rules from the EU should help them.

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July 2012

Massive rise in mobile account management at thinkmoney

Massive rise in mobile account management at thinkmoney

Published 5 July 2012 by

There has been a massive response to mobile account management at thinkmoney. We saw a 497% increase in mobile visitors to our website in just 12 months.

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July 2012

Banking on tablets

Banking on tablets

Published 4 July 2012 by

Smartphones aren't the only way to manage money online and on the go. Tablet computers could have a big future in front of them, with banks adopting new technologies and tablet specific banking apps to cater for the growing demand for tablet banking access.

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July 2012

One in five families 'unable to cope financially'

One in five families 'unable to cope financially'

Published 3 July 2012 by

Financial worries are the biggest challenge facing families at the moment, according to research by a think tank.

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July 2012

Families 'will have £7,000 less to spend in 2011-2015'

Families 'will have £7,000 less to spend in 2011-2015'

Published 2 July 2012 by

With the economic crisis showing no signs of easing, new figures indicate that families will continue to face a 'ferocious squeeze' on their money for years to come.

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July 2012

thinkmoney's guide to mortgages

thinkmoney's guide to mortgages

Published 2 July 2012 by

The thinkmoney guide to mortgages gives you the basics of mortgages, but you should discuss your options in depth with a professional before you commit yourself to anything.

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July 2012

'Bank of Mum and Dad' helping young adults stay afloat

'Bank of Mum and Dad' helping young adults stay afloat

Published 2 July 2012 by

Parents are increasingly helping out their cash-strapped grown-up children, as living costs and the cost of life's 'milestones' increase.

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