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September 2012

Dan's Deals - 28th September 2012

28 September 2012

Here's our pick of some of the latest money-saving deals that could help to knock £s off your receipts.

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61% of students are worried about money - what can they do?

27 September 2012

A good budget whilst at university can help students to calm their money worries, as many students worry about money almost as much as exam stress. Read more here.

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Choosing a bank account: are women now in charge?

27 September 2012

In households aged under 45, the balance of financial power has tipped over to females, with more women taking charge of paying bills, savings and other financial responsibilities.

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What do customers think about banking?

26 September 2012

What do people think about their bank accounts? What do they think needs to change? 50 customers had a chance to talk to members of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on Monday.

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Married finances: a guide

26 September 2012

Sitting down and discussing your finances before you get married could help you avoid misunderstandings – and maybe arguments – further down the road. Sharing your life with someone involves a lot of change, so we hope our guide to married finances can help!

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More households feeling optimistic about their budget

25 September 2012

A monthly survey by Markit indicates that more households are feeling optimistic about their finances than have done in the last two and a half years.

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Workplace pensions: is there room in your budget?

24 September 2012

With millions of workers to be enrolled on workplace pension schemes over the next few years, it's time to consider how a pension fits into your budget.

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10 ways to save money online

24 September 2012

The internet could save you money in many ways, whether you want help managing your money or finding deals and vouchers.

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Everyone - including undischarged bankrupts - 'should be entitled to a basic bank account'

21 September 2012

There are still options available for undischarged bankrupts when it comes to bank accounts.

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Would you cut out your takeaways for a holiday?

21 September 2012

Have you ever thought about cutting out your daily coffee to save up for a holiday or a new wardrobe? A new app could help you do just that.

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Dan's Deals 19th September 2012

19 September 2012

Once again, we have our latest collection of special offers, helping you to save money over the coming week - and save time finding the best deals.

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Minister: we need to look again at bank account exclusion

19 September 2012

Up until Monday, there were two bank accounts open to undischarged bankrupts. Now, there's just one.

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thinkbanking's name change: your questions answered

18 September 2012

On 17th September thinkbanking changed its name to thinkmoney. This name change does not affect the way your account runs day to day and you don’t need to do anything.

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Government: 'New financial products needed to help benefit claimants manage money'

17 September 2012

The government is calling for new financial products that will help benefit claimants budget effectively when the Universal Credit is rolled out next year.

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thinkbanking to thinkmoney - and 8 other brand name changes

16 September 2012

From BackRub to Google and from Opal Fruits to Starburst - here are some of the known brand name changes in history. Any surprises?

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Why have contactless payments taken off so slowly?

16 September 2012

It seems that a slow take-up by retailers is preventing contactless payments from really taking off in the UK. So how long will it be before more of us are paying for things this way?

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59% more likely to switch banks with 'portable' account number

13 September 2012

'Portable' account numbers could make switching bank accounts simpler and faster - and Which? is calling on banks to introduce the system in the UK.

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Brad Pitt on a budget?

12 September 2012

Brad Pitt has an enviable bank balance, but he claims that even Hollywood isn't immune to the global economic crisis.

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'State bank' will help small businesses

11 September 2012

The government intends to help small businesses with a state-backed bank that will lend to them.

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Lloyds chief: 'Boring' banks could help restore trust

10 September 2012

Becoming 'boring' could help restore consumer trust in the banks, according to Lloyds chief executive António Horta-Osório.

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Student budgeting: the key to managing costs at university?

7 September 2012

It's that time of year again when many people are starting university. Managing your money is a key part of student life - and a well-planned budget is a good place to start.

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'Project Oscar' digital wallet given go-ahead by the EU

6 September 2012

: Everything Everywhere, Vodafone and O2 will develop a 'digital wallet' together that will allow more people to make payments using their mobile phone.

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Budgeting for a family - grandparents mucking in

4 September 2012

Grandparents are mucking in to help families with their childcare costs, at a time when it's estimated that it costs £150 per week to raise a child.

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Accessing your bank account - in 2020

4 September 2012

Phones seem to be replacing cards as a way of accessing the money in our bank accounts - but they'll also be replaced one day. What might come next?

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Excessive card payment surcharges could be made illegal

3 September 2012

Credit and debit card 'surcharges' can add a lot to the cost of paying for things like concert tickets and flights - but a new law could make these charges a thing of the past.

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