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Freshers - beware of student account freebies

Students warned to not sign up to the first bank they see at the fresher’s fair and to look beyond the freebies.

Bank of Scotland launches 2015 Student Current Account

Bank of Scotland has announced the launch of its 2015 Student Current Account, available to new and existing customers.

Halifax launch market leading instant online Agreement in Principle

Halifax has launched a mobile Agreement in Principle (AIP) tool which enables customers to receive an instant lending decision while they are on the move in less than fifteen minutes.

Over 50s stash the foreign cash

The over 50s are packing their bags and heading off in search of some sun this summer, as almost two thirds are planning to travel abroad, according to a recent Saga survey of nearly 10,000 over 50s.

Customers more engaged with their finances as Digital Revolution takes hold

The rapid growth of digital banking has driven increased customer engagement, the latest figures from the Halifax Digital Dashboard show.

HSBC student account now available

HSBC’s student bank account is now available for students starting university this Autumn. They can apply online, over the telephone and in branches around the UK.

Sterling rally boosts holiday budgets to most popular destinations

Analysis of Bank of England exchange rates by Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money suggests that Britons could continue seeing their holiday money go further. In the past year alone, the Pound has strengthened against four of the supermarket bank’s five most popular currencies.

8 things to know before you become a franchise owner

According to some studies the failure rate for a franchise is around 5% - far lower than a ‘normal’ start-up business.

Where can your Classic Plus account take you this summer?

TSB customers with a Classic Plus account can take the interest earned on their money further this summer as prices for European holidays become cheaper due to the strong pound.

MoneySuperMarket offers boost for savers with exclusive current account switch incentive

MoneySuperMarket has launched an exclusive current account cashback incentive to those applying for the market leading TSB Classic Plus Account.

Protecting banks from the coming data breach liability storm

Protecting banks from the coming data breach liability storm

The Target data breach of 2013 and the Home Depot data breach of 2014 have fueled extensive discussions about who should pay for data breaches. The players include retailers, banks who issue credit cards, and the credit card companies themselves.

Bad credit freezes millions of Brits from everyday life

People with poor credit scores are struggling to secure a home, open a bank account, get car insurance or a mobile phone contract, the research revealed.

Mobile banking soars as customers bank on the move

Mobile banking has seen monumental growth in the past 12 months amongst Halifax customers, with almost a 100% increase in the number of logins via mobile in March 2015, compared to the same month in the previous year, according to the latest Halifax Digital dashboard.

A cashless future? Card is King as cash and cheque payments continue to decline at pace

Consumers are embracing the digital age when it comes to their spending habits, favouring card and electronic payments over the more traditional methods of cash or cheque.

Top five credit cards to use abroad

With Easter and summer holidays fast approaching, David Mann, money expert at uSwitch.com shares his tips on the best five credit cards to make the most of your money when not only booking travel, but also when travelling: