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June 2012

Bank accounts: could interest rates fall further?

Bank accounts: could interest rates fall further?

Published 27 June 2012 by

The interest paid by bank accounts could fall, as the Bank of England is advised to think about dropping its base rate even further.

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June 2012

Households optimistic - despite lower bank account balances

Households optimistic - despite lower bank account balances

Published 25 June 2012 by

Falling wages and difficult economic conditions didn't phase UK households in June, as optimism regarding household finances reached the highest level in two years.

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June 2012

15 major banks have credit ratings downgraded

15 major banks have credit ratings downgraded

Published 22 June 2012 by

The credit ratings agency Moody's has lowered the credit ratings of 15 major banks - which could affect banking customers' borrowing options further down the line.

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June 2012

Poor returns for savers means they 'lose £18bn a year'

Poor returns for savers means they 'lose £18bn a year'

Published 21 June 2012 by

The all-time-low base rate of 0.5% means that savers are getting lower returns from their current accounts, savings accounts and cash ISAs.

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June 2012

Cash withdrawals without a bank card

Cash withdrawals without a bank card

Published 20 June 2012 by

When it comes to cash withdrawals, people and banks want speed, convenience and security. A new smartphone service promises just that.

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June 2012

Basic bank accounts needed for the 2.5 billion 'unbanked'

Basic bank accounts needed for the 2.5 billion 'unbanked'

Published 19 June 2012 by

Basic bank accounts without credit checks should be more accessible, especially when 2.5 billion people in the world don't have a bank account.

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June 2012

Mobile payments could make buying bus and train tickets simpler

Mobile payments could make buying bus and train tickets simpler

Published 18 June 2012 by

Commuters will be able to purchase tickets using their mobile phone in the near future, as mobile payments become more widespread.

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June 2012

George Osborne reveals measures to 'defend our economy'

George Osborne reveals measures to 'defend our economy'

Published 15 June 2012 by

The ยฃ140bn scheme is intended to help the economy avoid a second credit crunch.

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June 2012

'Historic overhaul' of British banks to be announced by Osborne

'Historic overhaul' of British banks to be announced by Osborne

Published 14 June 2012 by

Chancellor George Osborne will today announce measures to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis in the UK, following some of the recommendations set out in last year's Vickers Report.

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June 2012

How much do you pay for your bank account?

How much do you pay for your bank account?

Published 13 June 2012 by

A packaged bank account might benefit people who regularly experience unexpected charges on their current account.

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June 2012

British Bankers' Association appoints new head

British Bankers' Association appoints new head

Published 12 June 2012 by

The British Bankers' Association is appointing Boris Johnson's former adviser as its new chief executive.

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June 2012

Frugal Father's Day

Frugal Father's Day

Published 12 June 2012 by

In these tough times, it's important to think about how you could celebrate Father's Day without leaving a dent in your finances.

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June 2012

Current account fraud up during first quarter

Current account fraud up during first quarter

Published 11 June 2012 by

A report by credit reference agency Experian suggests that current account fraud reached a three-year peak in the first quarter of this year.

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June 2012

British banks underperforming rest of the world

British banks underperforming rest of the world

Published 8 June 2012 by

A new study into the global banking market by a management consulting firm indicates that today, more of the world's biggest banks are in Asia than Western Europe.

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June 2012

Can future bank bail-outs be avoided?

Can future bank bail-outs be avoided?

Published 7 June 2012 by

The 'European Commission for EU-wide rules for bank recovery and resolution' has proposed new 'crisis management' measures to try and avoid any more bank bail-outs.

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June 2012

Banking: protection in the future

Banking: protection in the future

Published 6 June 2012 by

New rules aim to protect the taxpayer from problems in the world of banking. Here's a look at what we can expect here in the UK, and across the EU.

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June 2012

The end of free banking? What could the future hold?

The end of free banking? What could the future hold?

Published 1 June 2012 by

Although the majority of people in the UK don't pay for their current account as long as they're in credit, it seems things could be changing, as increasing numbers of banking customers look at the benefits a paid account could offer.

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