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Barclays takes to park benches to talk mobile banking

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.

Card, cheque and online banking fraud figures fall

Banking industry initiatives are successfully driving fraud away from customers' cards and bank accounts, according to new figures.

first direct launches Beta Lab scheme

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.

Arrests underline online fraud threat

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.

Popular saving accounts go online

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).

New online savings account from Nationwide

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.

5 star rated online savings account from NatWest

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.

Brits without internet missing out on the best rates

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?

UK savers bank on their phones to save a pretty penny

Over half (51%) of Brits never leave home without their mobile phone with 44% claiming they couldn't live without it, according to research from BM Savings. In fact, a quarter (26%) of Brits confessed they would worry they would miss a call if they forgot their mobile.

A&L increases rate on Online Saver Issue 7

From today Alliance & Leicester has increased the rate on its Online Saver Issue 7 for new and existing customers. The account will now pay a highly competitive 2.81 per cent gross/AER with a minimum opening balance of £1,000 and penalty free instant access available online.

Allianz Corporate Partner secures First Direct account

Allianz Corporate Partner has secured a three-year deal with First Direct, part of HSBC Group, to provide mobile phone insurance for First Direct's 70,000 account holders as of 1st June 2010.

MBNA launches new mobile banking text service

A new mobile phone service enabling UK customers to text for their credit card information has been launched by MBNA.

Government crackdown on cyber scams

The Government is taking the fight to fraudsters, criminals and rogue traders who use the internet and email to con consumers.

More than 50 per cent of internet users bank online

It is just 12 years since internet banking began, but its popularity has grown so much that, in the first half of 2009, 22 million adults used internet banking on their main current account.

Avoiding the 'seven deadly sins' of online fraud

Ori Eisen, Chief Innovation Officer at 41st Parameter, highlights seven 'online sins' which, if addressed, can deter the use of stolen credit cards and reduce identity theft and fraud.