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Boost your Christmas spending money

With just two pay days left until Christmas, MoneySuperMarket reveals the top ways consumers can expand their Christmas spending budget at no extra cost.

TSB has big plans for Keypoint in Bristol

In late November 2014, TSB Bank plc will officially take up residence in new offices in Bristol, moving to Almondsbury Business Park from its current location in Prince Street in Bristol’s city centre.

Barclays fined £38 million for putting £16.5 billion of client assets at risk

Barclays Bank Plc (Barclays) has been fined £37,745,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for failing to properly protect clients’ custody assets worth £16.5 billion.

Digital services suppliers urged to register for new EU VAT service

Businesses supplying digital services across the European Union will be able to register for a new online VAT service from 20 October.

Switchers driven by financial incentives but satisfaction is key

According to new research from TSB, the number one driver that influenced Brits to switch bank accounts in the past year was better benefits offered at another bank, such as higher interest rates (33%).

Santander launches new mobile banking app for students

Santander UK has launched an innovative new mobile banking service which is set to transform the way its customers can keep track of their everyday finances and spending.

A fifth of current account switchers choose Halifax

One year on from the launch of the Current Account Switching Service (CASS), official figures released confirm that over one million people have switched their current account using the new system, with around a fifth of these choosing to bank with Halifax.

The Top 15 student money mistakes - current undergrads 'fess-up'

A new survey looking at how undergraduates are managing their finances reveals that only 53% of students think that they are managing their money well; with nearly one in five (19%) saying they are seriously worried about their financial situation.

Interest rates driving current account switching

One year on from the introduction of the Current Account Switching Guarantee, MoneySuperMarket reveals the main factors incentivising customers to switch their current account.

Brits hoarding almost £3 billion in leftover holiday money

With summer holidays drawing to an end, many Brits are left feeling blue and cash-poor. But research by peer-to-peer lender Zopa has found that there could be a silver lining.

SMEs confident of funding for investment plans

The majority of UK SMEs believe they would be successful if they applied for a bank loan to fund their investment plans, with three in five feeling confident they would be accepted, according to new research by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

What’s the alternative? SMEs miss out on new funding options

New research from Aviva reveals that SMEs may be missing out on new funding options due to a lack of awareness and understanding.

M&S Bank £125 current account switching incentive exclusively through MoneySuperMarket

From Monday 1st September consumers looking to take out the M&S Bank current account can pocket a £125 M&S gift card when they switch their current account exclusively through MoneySuperMarket.

Foreign professionals add £210billion boost to the UK economy

Inward talent is making an increasingly important contribution to the UK’s professional workforce and helps the economy prosper according to research by Lloyds Bank.

Women try on 1,340 shoes but only change their bank account once

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of women (91%) consider looking after their finances to be more important than buying a new pair of shoes (4%).