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Payments Council project to help make paying by mobile easier

With over 45 million of us already using a mobile, it's not surprising that the mobile phone is the number two item that we wouldn't leave home without, only beaten by our means to make a payment - wallets and purses.

Over 55s slow to catch on to the mobile banking revolution

Online and telephone bank first direct says its over 55's are bucking the national trend, as National Silver Surfer week highlights that as many as 1 in 5 people aged 55-64 have never used the internet.

Brits bank online to keep a close eye on their money

As a nation we like to keep a close eye on our money - making use of online technology to check our bank account as often as once a day, but many still spend valuable hours in their bank branches to tackle the most straightforward of tasks, according to research by Pay YOUR way, the campaign helping people benefit from modern payment methods.

Post Office launches new issue of Online Saver

The Post Office has announced the launch of a new issue of its popular Online Saver account, offering a competitive annual rate of 2.85% gross/ AER, on interest paid annually.

Internet banking more popular than Facebook and Twitter

New research from N&P (Norwich and Peterborough Building Society) reveals that UK adults spend a massive 143 million hours (or 173 minutes per person) of their own leisure time online each day, with general research websites and Internet banking being the most used types of website, relegating Facebook and Twitter into third place.

3pm on a Tuesday is the nation’s time to save

Forget watching ‘Countdown' or ‘Deal or No Deal,' the nation is busy opening online savings accounts between 3 and 4pm on a Tuesday, according to research from BM Savings.

More women choosing to 'go Dutch' - but men still want to pay

More women choosing to 'go Dutch' - but men still want to pay

New research from online bank first direct has found sharply differing financial attitudes to first dates between the sexes. While women have a progressive attitude to dating expecting to split the bill on a first date, men still like to play the hunter gatherer role and pick up the bill.

Fraud losses drop on UK cards, cheques and online banking

New figures released show that banking industry initiatives are successfully keeping the fraudsters away from customers' cards and bank accounts. Fraud losses on UK cards, cheques and online banking all fell in 2010 compared with 2009.

HSBC reveals new internet banking security device

HSBC reveals new internet banking security device

HSBC Bank is sending all personal internet banking customers a new device which will add an extra layer of security when accessing their accounts online.

Sainsbury’s increases rates on Easy and Online Saver accounts

From Tuesday 1st February, the Online Saver account will pay 2.7% gross AER, and the Easy Saver account will pay 2.5% gross AER.

New financial language developing amongst Twitter users

Barclays has released the new lexicon of financial terminology that is changing traditional banking terms.

Newcastle Easy Access Online Saver with penalty-free access

Newcastle Building Society (NBS) has launched an Easy Access Online Saver that pays a variable rate of 2.70% (Gross/AER) annually, making it one of the best internet-based accounts.

Triodos Bank Online Saver Plus pays 2%

Triodos Bank Online Saver Plus pays 2%

Triodos Bank, the bank that brings together people who believe in a better world with the organisations making it a reality, has launched the Online Saver Plus easy access account paying a competitive 2%.

first direct launches iPhone App

Online and 24-hour telephone bank, first direct, has become the first UK bank to launch a true transactional, Banking 'on the go' App for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch.

Arctic snap prompts last gasp dash to Christmas cash

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.