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enterprises are missing out on a wealth of public sector contract opportunities and are being urged to revise their outdated view of a system they see as overly complicated.

Yule log ons - Christmas day no longer a banking holiday for many

When you think of Christmas Day – turkey roast dinners, festive jumpers, and watching the Queen’s speech quickly spring to mind, but one new tradition, online banking is fast becoming a part of the yuletide traditions.

Christmas Day - A time for presents, turkey and online banking

Christmas day is all about spending time with family and enjoying festive food and fun. But for many, it’s also about checking their finances, with stats revealing a third (32%) of Internet and mobile bank customers logged in on 25th December last year.

Student entrepreneurs: A quarter of students start a business while at Uni

Thousands of university students across the UK run businesses with estimated collective revenues of more than £44 million per year, according to research from Santander Universities UK.

December UK ATM withdrawals could reach £11 billion

Analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank suggests that this December approximately £11 billion could be withdrawn from ATMs through the LINK network in the UK – equal to more than £355 million every day during the month.

Sun, sea and a strong pound

Clare Nessling, director at Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, reviews the overseas property market in 2014, and shares her predictions for the year ahead.

New basic fee-free bank accounts to help millions manage their money

For the first time, basic bank accounts will be truly fee-free, helping people to manage their money without fear of running up an overdraft.

French expat euro mortgage rates fall again

Long term fixed rate euro mortgages to buy a new home or releasing equity have fallen again, reflecting the ultra-low level of Euribor, the European Central Bank reference rate.