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Personal current accounts and small business banking not working well for customers

Essential parts of the UK retail banking sector lack effective competition and do not meet the needs of personal consumers or small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), two studies by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have found.

1 in 4 go overdrawn halfway through the month

By midway through the month more than a quarter (27%) of adults in the UK have already dipped into their overdraft, new research has found.

Tap, tap and away: TSB customers go contactless

TSB has rolled out 2.2 million new contactless debit cards increasing the number of TSB customers able to tap and go by almost five times.

New guide to help you find the right finance for business growth

Sets out the full range of access to finance options for businesses as they go from start-up to growth to listing on the stock exchange.

first direct launches Windows 8 version of ‘Banking on the Go’ app

first direct has launched a Windows 8 phone version of its ‘Banking on the Go’ mobile app.

New owners bring investment for Lifestyle Living Group

Luxury residential and holiday park home operator Lifestyle Living Group is under new ownership, following a £20million acquisition.

Sainsbury’s Travel Money hosts longest ever, two month, rate sale

With summer well and truly here, Sainsbury’s Bank is launching its longest ever rate sale, lasting for two months.

Play your cards right on holiday to beat charges

Holidaymakers planning on using their plastic abroad can see the extra charges mount up if they are not careful, banking expert David Black of Consumer Intelligence warns.

Tesco Bank launches first current account

Tesco Bank is today launching its first current account. The account has been designed after listening to more than 20,000 customers, and includes all the key features that matter most to them.

Plan ahead to be a World Cup winner

Football fans jetting off to Brazil should assess their travel money and insurance options, advises MoneySuperMarket.

UK debit card spending continues to increase

A quarter of Brits (25%) with a debit card now use it more frequently than they did 12 months ago, according to research from M&S Bank. This compares to one in five (20%) credit card holders who say they use their credit card more frequently than they did a year ago.

New report shows cash still dominates

A new industry report, UK Cash & Cash Machines 2014, confirms the strong role cash continues to play in our society.

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.