Expats paid in US dollars and currencies linked to the US dollar are sitting pretty when it comes to planning their 2015 property purchases in the UK and Europe. Over the last 12 months, as the US economy has recovered and the Eurozone slumped, currencies have moved to reflect these changes.
Lloyds Bank launches a new travel notification service for online and mobile banking customers, which enables customers to notify the bank when they are going abroad.
Sainsbury’s Bank Travel Money is holding its first 48 hour rate sale of 2015, beginning at 9.30am, Monday 12th January and ending at 9.30am, Wednesday 14th January.
LINK, the UK’s ATM network, announced that Christmas 2014 was a record time for cash machine withdrawals. Britons flocked to ATMs on Christmas Eve for a last-minute dash for cash, making it the busiest day of the year for cash machines across the UK.
British families could save hundreds of pounds on their next European holiday thanks to the current Euro slump.
Small and medium sized enterprises are missing out on a wealth of public sector contract opportunities and are being urged to revise their outdated view of a system they see as overly complicated.
When you think of Christmas Day – turkey roast dinners, festive jumpers, and watching the Queen’s speech quickly spring to mind, but one new tradition, online banking is fast becoming a part of the yuletide traditions.
Christmas day is all about spending time with family and enjoying festive food and fun. But for many, it’s also about checking their finances, with stats revealing a third (32%) of Internet and mobile bank customers logged in on 25th December last year.
Thousands of university students across the UK run businesses with estimated collective revenues of more than £44 million per year, according to research from Santander Universities UK.
Analysis by Sainsbury’s Bank suggests that this December approximately £11 billion could be withdrawn from ATMs through the LINK network in the UK – equal to more than £355 million every day during the month.
Clare Nessling, director at Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, reviews the overseas property market in 2014, and shares her predictions for the year ahead.
For the first time, basic bank accounts will be truly fee-free, helping people to manage their money without fear of running up an overdraft.
Long term fixed rate euro mortgages to buy a new home or releasing equity have fallen again, reflecting the ultra-low level of Euribor, the European Central Bank reference rate.
One in 12 current account customers find that “free banking” is anything but when they are hit by unauthorised overdraft fees and returned item charges.
Customers looking to switch their current account to Halifax before Christmas can now earn a bonus of £140 when switching through the cashback website Quidco.
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