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March 2012

Could your SIM card put you at risk of banking fraud?

Could your SIM card put you at risk of banking fraud?

Published 30 March 2012 by Linzi Nuttall

Criminals have been found targeting people's SIM cards to commit banking fraud - as it's revealed that fraud costs the UK around £73 billion every year.

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March 2012

How the banks use social media

How the banks use social media

Published 29 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

Would you tweet your bank if you had a problem? Banks aren't taking up social media as quickly as other sectors, according to research - but is there a demand for it?

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March 2012

Two thirds of UK 'putting off the big decisions'

Two thirds of UK 'putting off the big decisions'

Published 28 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

New research suggests that people are delaying marriage, buying a house and starting a family during the downturn.

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March 2012

UK mobile banking app maker expands Stateside

UK mobile banking app maker expands Stateside

Published 27 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

It seems little can stop the growing popularity of mobile banking, as one British banking app provider buys a similar US company.

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March 2012

Could you soon give to charity using an ATM?

Could you soon give to charity using an ATM?

Published 26 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Charitable giving via ATMs could become commonplace across the UK by the end of 2012.

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March 2012

We’ve had the iPhone & iPad. Is iBanking next?

We’ve had the iPhone & iPad. Is iBanking next?

Published 23 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

If technology giant Apple decides to move into banking, it appears that many people would be willing to switch their bank account with them.

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March 2012

BBA says it was a 'Budget for business'

BBA says it was a 'Budget for business'

Published 22 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

We take a look at the response of the BBA to yesterday's Budget, as well as responses from other organizations.

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March 2012

On Budget day, we ask 'how is your budgeting?'

On Budget day, we ask 'how is your budgeting?'

Published 21 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

On the day of the Budget, we want to make people aware of the budgeting help available with our bank account.

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March 2012

Faster Payments saw another big jump in 2011

Faster Payments saw another big jump in 2011

Published 20 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

144 million 'Faster Payments' were made in 2011's final quarter, amounting to more than £76 billion - a steep increase from £46 billion in the same period in 2010.

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March 2012

Does your bank account help you make the most of your money?

Does your bank account help you make the most of your money?

Published 19 March 2012 by Joel Stanier

Research has found that 20% of people keep their savings in a current account that earns very little interest. So what can you do to ensure you're making the most of your money?

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March 2012

Are we a nation with 'Current Account OCD'?

Are we a nation with 'Current Account OCD'?

Published 16 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

New research has revealed that 39% of people check their current account more often now than before the financial downturn.

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March 2012

Foreign currency 'will be available from cashpoints'

Foreign currency 'will be available from cashpoints'

Published 15 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

The UK's largest bureau de change has joined the LINK ATM network, so customers can withdraw foreign currency from LINK cash machines.

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March 2012

How easy is it to live without an overdraft?

How easy is it to live without an overdraft?

Published 13 March 2012 by Joel Stanier

More than a third of people in the UK have used their overdraft in the last year, and some people are permanently in the red, according to research. But how easy is it to live without using an overdraft at all?

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March 2012

One in five 'check bank account balance once a day'

One in five 'check bank account balance once a day'

Published 12 March 2012 by Joel Stanier

The rise of online and mobile banking means many of us now check our bank balance every day, according to recent research.

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March 2012

How can banking and social media work together?

How can banking and social media work together?

Published 9 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

Banks are increasingly turning to social media to improve 'customer engagement'. But how exactly are banks using sites such as Facebook and Twitter to reach out to their customers?

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March 2012

Mobile giants submit mobile payments plan to European Commission

Mobile giants submit mobile payments plan to European Commission

Published 8 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

Three major mobile companies have submitted a joint proposal to the European Commission for a mobile payments system - but Three believes it has been largely excluded from the submission and has raised competition concerns.

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March 2012

Bank fraud losses hit 10 year low last year

Bank fraud losses hit 10 year low last year

Published 7 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

Debit and credit card fraud, as well as online banking fraud, fell to a ten year low last year, but telephone banking and cheques remain vulnerable to fraud.

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March 2012

Three years at 0.5%: how has the base rate hit banking?

Three years at 0.5%: how has the base rate hit banking?

Published 6 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

It's been three years since the Bank of England dropped interest rates to a record low of 0.5%. Buy just how has this affected banking customers?

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March 2012

More than a third of couples 'don't have joint bank account'

More than a third of couples 'don't have joint bank account'

Published 5 March 2012 by Joel Stanier

Do you share your bank account with your partner? More than a third of couples don't, says new research. But could sharing a bank account help you improve your finances?

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March 2012

Are people getting the banking options they need?

Are people getting the banking options they need?

Published 2 March 2012 by Daniel Culpan

With MPs reviewing how the Financial Services Bill will help to ensure people get the financial services they need, what steps could people take to find the most suitable bank account?

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March 2012

Overdraft rates '40 times the base rate'

Overdraft rates '40 times the base rate'

Published 1 March 2012 by Lucy Bower

It has never been so expensive to use your overdraft, as the average interest on authorised overdrafts is currently more than the average interest on a credit card.

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