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.
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.
Analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank suggests that this December approximately £11 billion could be withdrawn from ATMs through the LINK network in the UK – equal to more than £355 million every day during the month.
Clare Nessling, director at Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, reviews the overseas property market in 2014, and shares her predictions for the year ahead.
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.
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.
One in 12 current account customers find that “free banking” is anything but when they are hit by unauthorised overdraft fees and returned item charges.
Customers looking to switch their current account to Halifax before Christmas can now earn a bonus of £140 when switching through the cashback website Quidco.
Lloyds Bank has announced the extension of its innovative Club Lloyds current account to its Private Banking clients.
Nationwide Building Society has reinforced its support for savers and homebuyers, as well as strengthening its position in the current account market
Checking your bank balance is a national nocturnal pastime with more than a third of people logging on throughout the night – eclipsing other consumer activities such as online shopping and downloading music.
Customers of Clydesdale Bank, Isle of Man Bank, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank can now register for Paym, adding to the number of leading UK banks and building societies offering the secure way to pay using just a mobile number.
Millions of British adults who have never tried internet banking would be interested in doing so, according to new independent research published by the Payments Council.
Consumers should shop around and think of the bigger picture when choosing their bank account to avoid being stung by hefty overdraft charges, warns MoneySuperMarket.
Small business owners, whether they are business professionals creating a consulting firm or entrepreneurs introducing a new product or service to the marketplace, need to study the principles of business survival because statistics compiled by the the Bureau of the Census for the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration suggest that most new businesses only survive between one and ten years.
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