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New Cash Passport prepaid card for young travellers

Access Prepaid Worldwide, a MasterCard subsidiary, has launched its new Young Traveller Cash Passport prepaid card.

Brits flock further afield to take advantage of strong pound

The strongest pound since 2008 will see Brits flocking to far-flung holidays to countries such as Mexico, Thailand and Morocco, as the increasing trend of holidays away from Europe and North America continues, according to analysis by currency exchange specialists, ChangeGroup.co.uk.

Sun, sea and summer saviour for young travellers

The AA is encouraging young holidaymakers to keep their spending money safe as research from AA Financial Services reveals that more than half of 18-24 year olds (60%) who are going away intend to take all of their cash in local currency – the most likely age group to do so.

6% of customers have moved bank account since introduction of new switching rules

In the nine months since the banking industry’s seven-day account switching rules came into force, 6% of customers have switched their current account according to new research.

Personal current accounts and small business banking not working well for customers

Essential parts of the UK retail banking sector lack effective competition and do not meet the needs of personal consumers or small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), two studies by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have found.

1 in 4 go overdrawn halfway through the month

By midway through the month more than a quarter (27%) of adults in the UK have already dipped into their overdraft, new research has found.

Tap, tap and away: TSB customers go contactless

TSB has rolled out 2.2 million new contactless debit cards increasing the number of TSB customers able to tap and go by almost five times.

New guide to help you find the right finance for business growth

Sets out the full range of access to finance options for businesses as they go from start-up to growth to listing on the stock exchange.

first direct launches Windows 8 version of ‘Banking on the Go’ app

first direct has launched a Windows 8 phone version of its ‘Banking on the Go’ mobile app.

New owners bring investment for Lifestyle Living Group

Luxury residential and holiday park home operator Lifestyle Living Group is under new ownership, following a £20million acquisition.

Sainsbury’s Travel Money hosts longest ever, two month, rate sale

With summer well and truly here, Sainsbury’s Bank is launching its longest ever rate sale, lasting for two months.

Play your cards right on holiday to beat charges

Holidaymakers planning on using their plastic abroad can see the extra charges mount up if they are not careful, banking expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence warns.

Tesco Bank launches first current account

Tesco Bank is today launching its first current account. The account has been designed after listening to more than 20,000 customers, and includes all the key features that matter most to them.

Plan ahead to be a World Cup winner

Football fans jetting off to Brazil should assess their travel money and insurance options, advises MoneySuperMarket.

UK debit card spending continues to increase

A quarter of Brits (25%) with a debit card now use it more frequently than they did 12 months ago, according to research from M&S Bank. This compares to one in five (20%) credit card holders who say they use their credit card more frequently than they did a year ago.