With many retailers warning of late deliveries due to the snow, and many more not accepting new Christmas orders, nearly eight million UK adults say the arctic snap has made them more likely to send cash to avoid loved ones being disappointed on Christmas Day, according to a survey this week from the Payments Council.
Leeds Building Society has introduced an easy access online account paying a rate of 2.55%. Furthermore, the online account also allows unlimited withdrawals at any time, without notice or penalty. This account is open to new and existing customers.
Sainsbury's Finance has announced the launch of a new Online Saver account (available from 1st December) paying an attractive rate of 2.5% Gross AER (variable). The account can be opened and managed online.
MBNA has launched a new and improved online banking service through its website mbna.co.uk. The new facility, renamed Online Card Services, has been developed following feedback from customers to include a new service which provides step-by-step guidance on how to get the most from online banking and clearer, more concise content.
The Post Office has increased the interest rate for its Online Saver account to 2.90% AER, putting it straight to the top of the Best Buy tables for easy access accounts. It has also launched a new issue of its one year Online Bond paying a Best Buy rate of 3.00% AER. Both deals are available immediately.
Three quarters of all British adults are now multitasking on their mobile phones, leading them to place a higher value on their mobile than it originally cost them, according to new research from Lloyds TSB.
Following a successful pilot of its new online savings account, MySave Online Plus, Nationwide Building Society will increase the bonus for customers making no more than one withdrawal a year, to 1.10% gross p.a., bringing the overall rate paid, including bonus, to 2.60% gross p.a./2.63% AER (variable).
This week Barclays bank managers will swap their seat in a branch for a seat under a branch as they take to park benches for a series of Barclays mobile banking clinics.
Banking industry initiatives are successfully driving fraud away from customers' cards and bank accounts, according to new figures.
first direct has announced a unique banking initiative that will give customers and members of the public a chance to have their say on how new products and services are developed, and the opportunity to give feedback prior to launch.
The arrests and charges brought in the last 48 hours against those involved in the online theft of at least £6 million from bank accounts, serves as a stark reminder to consumers and businesses alike.
N&P (Norwich and Peterborough Building Society), has launched online versions of two of its most popular savings accounts - Regular Saver (paying 4% including bonus), and Family Regular Saver (paying 5% including bonus).
Nationwide has launched a new online savings account, MySave Online Plus, that aims to provide long term good value and allows customers to access their savings should they need to.
NatWest is to introduce a highly competitive bonus to its E-savings account, offering an online market-leading rate to new customers, of 2.85% for 12 months.
The four million Britons who don't have internet access are missing out on the best rates for financial products, according to an investigation by Which?
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