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Brits waste over £100 million in unused loose change after a holiday

British holiday makers waste over £100 million by not reusing their loose change once they return from an international trip, according to Caxton FX.

Strong pound sees half term holiday bargains

The cost of a half-term holiday has risen by less than 1.5 per cent since last year in all ten popular family holiday destinations, according to research by M&S Bank. The average price increase is just 0.4 per cent, largely as a result of the strong performance of the pound against the euro.

Ou ét la cash point?

A language barrier can make for some tricky situations when holidaying abroad.

Quarter of Brits admit to sharing their online banking login details

A quarter of online banking customers in the UK admit to sharing their login details with another person, with one in five (19.2%) giving this information to their partner, new research has found.

Metro Bank launches Metro Bank SME Finance

Metro Bank, the revolutionary high street bank, announces the launch of the new Metro Bank SME Finance brand, following the acquisition of SME Invoice Finance and Asset Finance in August 2013.

M&S Bank launches new M&S Current Account

M&S Bank announces the launch of its first current account with no monthly fee; the M&S Current Account is available from now. Customers can apply for the account online in-branch or via M&S Bank’s 24x7 UK-based contact centre.

Challenger banks turning up the heat

As M&S Bank confirms the launch of its new mass market current account Andrew Hagger of moneycomms.co.uk looks in detail at how the challenger banks have raised the bar and are offering customers a credible alternative to the established high street banks.

Europeans struggle to break the Dirty Cash habit

Despite believing handling cash, bank notes or coins to be unhygienic and dirty, only one in five wash their hands after holding it, according to research by MasterCard.

New LINK initiative lets customers suggest ATMs to dispense £5 notes

LINK, the UK’s cash machine network, has today (8 May) announced a new initiative that allows customers to suggest a cash machine that they would like to dispense £5 notes.

Online mortgage applications set to double

Nearly one in six homeowners applied for their current mortgage online (16%) and this is set to double, with 33% saying they are likely to apply for their next mortgage online, according to latest research from HSBC.

5 essential tips for starting a successful new business

Starting something from nothing is never an easy task. You might have a Big Idea but no business experience. You might have a master plan but no financial backing.

Child care business scheme extended

A scheme offering grants of up to £500 to people in England who want to start their own childcare business has been extended until 31 December 2014.

Mobile payments gain momentum with launch of Paym

Commenting on the launch of the new mobile payment system, Paym, Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, says:

Play the current account rate game to maximise the return on savings

Following the figures released from the Payments Council, reporting a 14 per cent increase in the number of people who have switched current accounts in the last six months, MoneySuperMarket has analysed the best deals on the market.

UK workers lose £2.1 billion each year through unpaid business expenses

The process of claiming expenses is costing employees £45 a year owing to interest charges while waiting to be reimbursed by their employer. With 46 million people employed in the UK, a collective £2.1 billion is lost by workers every year.