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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Bank is sending all personal internet banking customers a new device which will add an extra layer of security when accessing their accounts online.
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.
Barclays has released the new lexicon of financial terminology that is changing traditional banking terms.
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, 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%.
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.
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.
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