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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 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, 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.