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Flexible friend saves over 50s money on foreign exchange fees

Saga Platinum credit card customers made the most of their holiday this summer, as they saved an estimated £1.5 million in foreign exchange fees when using their Saga Platinum Credit Card this year.

M&S Bank urges holidaymakers heading to Iceland to plan ahead

M&S Bank is urging holidaymakers heading to Iceland this winter to plan their holiday money in advance, due to shortages in Icelandic Krona across the industry.

Pound surges against Aussie dollar just in time for Test Match

Cricket fans heading down-under for the Test Match are getting more Dollars for their Pounds compared to six months ago, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money.

Savers missing out due to apathy over low interest rates

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of adults are stuck on low savings interest rates as they believe rates are so low it isn’t worth looking elsewhere according to a poll by MoneySuperMarket.

Why is getting payroll right so important?

It’s not hard to imagine the reverberating consequences of getting payroll wrong. Employees will start to hear alarm bells or will question the professionalism of the company.

Will simplified schemes help your business?

Since the start of the tax year a new scheme has been introduced by HM Revenue & Customs. Designed to make it easier for smaller firms to manage their tax affairs, self-employed individuals or partnerships are able to choose from two new processes, simplified expenses and/or cash basis.

New EU accounting directive too good to be true?

Less information in annual financial statements will be required by smaller companies throughout the European Union (EU) thanks to a new red-tape cutting measure that was adopted in June by the European Parliament.

Banks open doors for UK businesses

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank are launching a Business Week as part of their ongoing support for UK businesses.

100% increase in customers switching to Metro Bank

New figures from Metro Bank reveal a 100% rise in customers fully switching their accounts under the new seven day switching process from the previous quarterly average.

New 4% interest paying current account from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched Current Account Direct, a new current account paying 4% interest.

Long Mountain Centre set for expansion

The Long Mountain Centre in Westbury, Shropshire is set to double in size following a £190,000 finance package from Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Nationwide deploys NCR software to improve ATM access for visually impaired

Nationwide Building Society and NCR Corporation have announced that Nationwide is deploying NCR's Voice Guidance text-to-voice capabilities to improve access at ATMs for visually impaired customers.

Investment package fuels expansion at maternity fashion brand Isabella Oliver

As London-based maternity clothing brand Isabella Oliver celebrates it tenth year, the company is undertaking a significant investment in people, systems and processes to help accelerate growth after securing £1.4 million from Santander's Breakthrough programme.

High street bank fund for Start Up entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs who have started a business through the government-funded Start Up Loans Company can now access second-phase funds from the high street bank Santander UK plc,with more banks in the pipeline to follow suit.

From ice cream to I scream as farmer diversifies with bank support

Revellers in Lancashire are in for a fright after a local attraction which specialises in scaring people is expanding with funding from Yorkshire Bank.