July 2012

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

31 July 2012

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

31 July 2012

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

27 July 2012

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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Savings could help you through a recession

26 July 2012

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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Head of FSA says 'free banking is not competitive'

25 July 2012

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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Britain 'a budgeting nation'

24 July 2012

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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Bank account holders benefit from more convenient payment methods

23 July 2012

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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Mobile banking: how are people using it?

20 July 2012

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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Dan's Deals 20th July 2012

20 July 2012

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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20 ways to save money this summer

19 July 2012

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

19 July 2012

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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More news on the move to fee-charging accounts

18 July 2012

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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Details of bank landing scheme to be unveiled

17 July 2012

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

17 July 2012

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

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Are you a member of the 'squeezed generation'?

17 July 2012

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

17 July 2012

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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High Street banks set to halve in number

16 July 2012

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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Would you manage your money using Facebook?

10 July 2012

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

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Could you be making mobile payments by the summer?

9 July 2012

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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Easy ways to save money on the family finances

9 July 2012

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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Are we moving towards a cashless society?

6 July 2012

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

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Dan's Deals 6th July 2012

6 July 2012

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

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'Make basic bank accounts available to all' says EU

5 July 2012

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

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Massive rise in mobile account management at thinkmoney

5 July 2012

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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Banking on tablets

4 July 2012

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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One in five families 'unable to cope financially'

3 July 2012

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

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

2 July 2012

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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thinkmoney's guide to mortgages

2 July 2012

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

2 July 2012

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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