RSS Feed

Banking News

100% increase in customers switching to Metro Bank

New figures from Metro Bank reveal a 100% rise in customers fully switching their accounts under the new seven day switching process from the previous quarterly average.

Nationwide deploys NCR software to improve ATM access for visually impaired

Nationwide Building Society and NCR Corporation have announced that Nationwide is deploying NCR's Voice Guidance text-to-voice capabilities to improve access at ATMs for visually impaired customers.

HSBC rolls-out talking ATMs

HSBC has announced that it will roll-out talking ATMs in the UK to aid blind and partially sighted customers.

Trust me with your data, I’m a banker

Brits trust their banks and partners more than their parents, colleagues and charities, according to new research.

Barclays new customer commitment following Your Bank launch

Following the launch of Barclays Your Bank initiative earlier this month, Barclays has already received over 370,000 customer interactions generating more than 2,600 ideas on how the bank can make everyday banking easier for customers.

first direct’s first ATM is music to the ears

first direct’s first ATM is music to the ears

first direct has unveiled its first ever ATM at the first direct arena in Leeds.

Lloyds Bank revitalises brand

Lloyds Bank, the UK retail and commercial bank, will be revitalised on the high street serving a network of 1,300 branches throughout England and Wales.

Yorkshire Building Society announces further branch opening

Yorkshire Building Society has announced it is continuing its high street expansion plan with the opening of a new branch in West Yorkshire.

The new TSB launches across Britain

The new TSB Bank which has launched today - with more than 4.6 million customers and over £20 billion of loans and customer deposits - is one of the biggest changes ever seen in UK banking as ‘local banking' is brought back to the UK.

Virgin Money helps grow the entrepreneurs of the future

Virgin Money is reaching out to primary schools across the UK with the national roll-out of its successful Make £5 Grow scheme.

TSB prepares to launch on the high street

As TSB Bank prepares to become the eight largest bank on the high street when it launches next week, with 630 branches, Michael Ossei, personal finance expert at, looks at what this means for consumers.

Bank of England maintains interest rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to maintain the official Bank Rate paid on commercial bank reserves at 0.5%.

Halifax to open branches in Scotland

Halifax has announced plans to open branches in Scotland's biggest cities.

Metro Bank comes to the City

Metro Bank, the revolution in British retail and business banking, is beginning construction on its newest store at One Wood Street, Cheapside, City of London.

Co-operative Bank launches free banking for social enterprises

A new bank account designed to meet the specific needs of social enterprises is being launched by The Co-operative Bank.