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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:

New current account comparison service launched to encourage more switching

Around 1.6 million people have switched their accounts since the seven-day current account switch guarantee scheme came into force in September 2013, but people are still reluctant to change bank accounts according to research from Gocompare.com, with 40% admitting that they have never switched.

Halifax puts security at the heart of new technology trials

Halifax trials explore how wearable technology could be used to enhance customer security, streamline the digital banking experience, and enable customers to access, and benefit from, the products and services they need to make the most of their money.

Local banking on demand: TSB launches new mobile banking app

TSB has improved mobile access for customers this week, by launching a new and improved mobile banking app for Android and Apple smartphones and tablets.

Switching to Halifax now extra rewarding with increased offer of £125

Halifax is increasing its already popular switching offer for a limited period, offering a £125 reward for customers who switch their current account to the bank using the Current Account Switch Service (CASS).

£26 million already transferred via Paym in 2014

More than £26 million has been sent using Paym, the simple and secure way to pay using just a mobile number, since its launch on 29th April 2014.

ATM numbers at a record high as cash remains popular

There are now more than 69,000 cash machines in the UK – up 58% from the 43,600 ATMs that we had access to in 2003.

A quarter of Brits are overdrawn

A quarter of British adults (26%) say that they are currently overdrawn on their current account - according to new research carried out on behalf of budgeting account provider thinkmoney - that’s the equivalent of more than 13 million people across the UK.

Employee engagement is evolving: How to stay ahead

Global employee engagement is on the increase, although levels have remained the same in Europe in the last accountable year, according to the Aon Hewitt Employee Engagement survey.

Thinking about buying a house in 2015? For expats, the signs are good

Expats paid in US dollars and currencies linked to the US dollar are sitting pretty when it comes to planning their 2015 property purchases in the UK and Europe. Over the last 12 months, as the US economy has recovered and the Eurozone slumped, currencies have moved to reflect these changes.

Lloyds Bank launches online travel notifications for customers

Lloyds Bank launches a new travel notification service for online and mobile banking customers, which enables customers to notify the bank when they are going abroad.

Special currency rates with Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money rate sale

Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money is holding its first 48 hour rate sale of 2015, beginning at 9.30am, Monday 12th January and ending at 9.30am, Wednesday 14th January.

No holiday for ATMs as withdrawals set records

LINK, the UK’s ATM network, announced that Christmas 2014 was a record time for cash machine withdrawals. Britons flocked to ATMs on Christmas Eve for a last-minute dash for cash, making it the busiest day of the year for cash machines across the UK.

Euro slump means British families could save hundreds on European breaks

British families could save hundreds of pounds on their next European holiday thanks to the current Euro slump.

Exporting not the only road to small business growth

Small and medium sized enterprises are missing out on a wealth of public sector contract opportunities and are being urged to revise their outdated view of a system they see as overly complicated.