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Women try on 1,340 shoes but only change their bank account once

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming majority of women (91%) consider looking after their finances to be more important than buying a new pair of shoes (4%).

Caxton FX looks at the new top four currencies you should be buying now

With the announcement that the UK economy is growing at its fastest pace in six years, Caxton FX, a leading international payments company and currency card provider has seen an increase in consumers sending money abroad or purchasing currencies outside of the EU.

New fee structure for Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks current account customers

Customers of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will start receiving notification of new fee structures for personal current accounts.

Four in ten more likely to bank with a new entrant than a year ago

New research from uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service, reveals that the wave of new entrants to the banking sector has created even more appetite amongst consumers for an alternative to the high street banks, as four in ten (40%) are now more likely to bank with a new entrant than a year ago.

HSBC offers new Advance account with no monthly fee

HSBC announces that from 10 November 2014 it will be offering a new Advance bank account which will have no monthly account fee. In addition, over 1.3 million existing HSBC bank account holders, who pay a minimum of £1,750 into their account each month, will be automatically upgraded to the new Advance account.

Women more confused by financial jargon, in comparison to their male counterparts

Banks/building societies are at risk of bombarding customers with too much financial jargon – potentially losing their custom to a competitor because they simply don’t understand the language used by them, according to new research.

Nearly a million SMEs are waiting at least three months for payment

Three in five SMEs (61%) have had clients or customers not pay invoices by their due date over the past year, according to new research from automated credit control firm Satago.

Video games companies to begin claiming tax relief

Video games companies across the UK are now able to begin claiming tax relief up to 25% on their production costs.

New ‘retry’ process helps customers avoid fees caused by bounced payments

From Monday 1 September 2014 a retry process will be extended within the banking industry to help customers avoid late payment charges on their account.

Backing for home-based business boom

Budding entrepreneurs will be given greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home under new measures the government has annouced.

Small firms are doing it from home

Turning your business idea into reality is exciting when you can also run it from home. There is plenty of support to help you do this.

Ukash Travel Money Card flash sale for Euros

Already providing the best possible value for money for holidaymakers heading to Europe or the USA, Ukash is now making holiday spending go even further.

Summer socialising leads to £148 million in unpaid IOUs

A third (34%) of young people expect to be out of pocket by an average of £64 each over the summer due to lending money to friends who don’t pay them back.

Time to graduate to a new bank

With more than 350,000 students graduating this summer it’s now time for them and other recent graduates to take a real interest in their bank accounts, industry expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence says.

Research and development could lead to significant tax savings

Leicester businesses currently investing in product development could be missing out on significant tax savings, according to Newby Castleman Chartered Accountants.