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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.

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.