British travellers are wasting an average of £5.99 on charges imposed by some debit card providers every time they make an ATM withdrawal in the most popular foreign destinations.
One in four (26%) consumers check their bank account daily in a bid to keep on track of their finances, according to research from M&S Bank. This rises to 27 per cent for 18 - 35 year olds and reduces to 24 per cent for over 55s.
Halifax has announced the return of its market-leading switching initiative for people who move their current account to the bank.
With aspiring entrepreneurs continuing to struggle to secure bank credit for their start-ups, new research from Amigo Loans reveals that 48% of Brits would consider setting up their own business, but 68% think it would be too difficult to get funding for their venture.
Cash flow remains a significant challenge to large numbers of UK businesses, according to new research from Santander Corporate & Commercial.
Metro Bank continues its fast paced expansion with the grand opening of its 18th store in Slough, its first with a drive-thru facility, on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May.
Lloyds TSB customers who were expecting to see their current accounts transferred to the Co-Op have been reminded they can still opt for a mutual alternative to the big banks.
Sterling gained around one per cent against the Dollar and the Euro following the release of the eagerly awaited first quarter growth figures Thursday morning.
Large numbers of Brits remain wary of new payment technologies, with one in four saying they find the idea of contactless payments scary, according to research from Gocompare.com.
More than half (58 per cent) of people have been with their current account provider for more than a decade, with the average bank relationship lasting just over 16 years and one month, according to research from Santander Current Accounts.
A new era of mutuality has been launched as Nationwide Building Society unveiled a new flagship branch in the traditional heartland of banking.
With the Post Office announcing last week that it will launch into the current account market, following on from a number of other providers such as M&S Bank, nearly half of Brits (46 per cent) say it has encouraged them to switch their current account, according to MoneySupermarket.
Despite the pounding taken by sterling this year against the euro, holidaymakers planning trips to a European hotspot may find their holiday cash stretches further than expected because prices have plummeted in many popular resorts.
Nearly one in five (19%) would be holiday-makers have given up on a foreign holiday this year due to the continuing weakness of the pound, according to findings from independent market research firm Consumer Intelligence.
A third of current account customers in Britain are not earning any interest on their balance, and a further 30 per cent don't know how much interest their current account pays, according to research from Santander Current Accounts.
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