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Historical context of bank rate at 0.5% for 5 years

Ray Boulger, of independent mortgage adviser John Charcol, comments on today’s statement from the MPC and the mortgage market.

Half of customers who pay bank charges end up in unauthorised overdraft

Of the more than one in four people (28.6%) who paid bank charges last year, over half (55.9%) ended up in an unauthorised overdraft as a result, according to thinkmoney.

Post Office offers £100 incentive to new current account switchers

The Post Office is offering a £100 incentive to customers who switch to one of its three current accounts on offer.

Two out of five are banking on the phone

More than two out of five bank customers are using their smartphone to check balances and transfer funds, a new study from independent research firm Consumer Intelligence shows.

Why it’s important to get a credit report check-up

It is vital that credit reports provide an accurate and up-to-date picture of people’s credit histories, which is why it is sensible for all of us to review our credit reports on a regular basis.

Paragon launches bank

Paragon Bank, part of Paragon Mortgages’ parent company Paragon Group, has been granted a banking licence by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Small businesses urged to cash in with simpler accounting

Small businesses are being urged to consider a scheme that allows them to be taxed on money that flows in and out of their business, rather than using full accounting rules.

TSB isn’t like other big banks

As the new TSB Bank launches onto the television screens of Britain for the first time, people across the country will learn how TSB isn’t like the other big banks.

Are supermarkets a threat to banks?

Many supermarkets are now routinely offering a range of banking and insurance products and they’re clearly here to stay as part of the financial landscape.

The Co-op £100 current account switching offer with £25 charity donation

The Co-operative Bank has announced the launch of a current account switching offer allowing customers to earn £100 and make a £25 donation to a leading charity of their choice.

New Year, new start: UK SMEs look forward to 2014

Whilst many SMEs are entering 2014 with renewed optimism and enthusiasm for running their business, they also recognise the need to take extra steps to keep their business healthy in the first six months of 2014, according to research from Aviva.

Britons willing to complain, but not all the way to the bank

Britons have become Europe’s consumer champions and will stand up to bad service, according to research conducted by Nationwide Building Society.

Nationwide and Zapp join forces to deliver new mobile payments technology

Nationwide Building Society has partnered with Zapp to develop a new and innovative mobile payment service for its five million current account customers.

New campaign urges people to be 'Cyber Streetwise'

A new campaign to change the way people protect themselves while shopping or banking online in order to avoid falling victim to cyber criminals is being launched today by the government.

Five million people admit to walking away from a cash machine without their money

The Christmas and New Year break is a season of nights out for many of us. However, there may be a few who reached the bar only to realise the money they’d drawn out to buy a round for their friends was missing from their wallet – and not because they’d lost it, but because they forgot to take it from the cash point when they withdrew it.