Conversations about: Money

When banking fees creep up on you…

by , Conversation Editor Money 30 August 2014
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Woman looking through blinds

For anyone who manages the household finances, you’ll understand the frustration of a bill arriving just days before the money you need to pay it with has reached your account. And then the fees start to hit. (more about banking fees...)

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Is ‘stoozing’ worth the hassle?

by , Online Writer Money 28 August 2014
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Credit cards

When you work in a team of financial experts, you tend to learn lots of clever money-making tips. My personal favourite involves storing funds from a 0% interest credit card in a high-interest account; or stoozing. (more about stoozing...)

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What if you were greeted by an iPad at your bank?

by , Money Editor Money 25 August 2014
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Bitcoins, taken by Zach Copley

With new technology snapping at the heels of traditional banking methods, easier, hassle-free banking could be within reach – as long as we are willing to get to grips with the changes (more about banking technology...)

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How has your spending changed in the last 10 years?

by , Head of Economic Analysis Money 19 August 2014
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UK money

We’re currently undertaking a major piece of analysis to better understand how consumer spending has changed over the last 10 years. What do you spend your money on now that you didn’t a decade ago? (more about spending...)

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Loyalty to your insurer could cost you dearly

by , Money Researcher Money 16 August 2014
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Last month I asked whether loyalty pays when it comes to buying key services, like insurance. We’ve now crunched the numbers to find out whether loyalty really does pay or not… (more about loyalty...)

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Your view: checking in on cheques

by , Conversation Editor Money 1 August 2014
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A cheque being handed over

Our discussion about digitising cheques was followed by an impassioned debate to leave them be. The new system would let banks clear cheques via a digital photo. Here’s what the community thought of the idea. (more about cheques...)

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Are annuities really dead?

by , Principal Money Researcher Money 30 July 2014
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Income drawdown or annuity

Up until the Budget, annuities were the main option for those who wanted to turn their defined contribution pension scheme into a retirement income. And then annuities were taken off the table, or were they? (more about annuities...)

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Are older people getting a harsh deal from lenders?

by , Online Writer Money 29 July 2014
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An elderly gentleman wearing a sun hat

Some lenders have adopted new rules that make it harder for older people to get a mortgage. Many are also struggling to get credit cards and loans too, even when their finances are in order. What about you? (more about lending...)

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Embrace the cheque’s digital makeover

by , Money Researcher Money 27 July 2014
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Digital cheque imaging

We know that lots of you still love using cheques. The question is, do they have a future? Could giving them a digital makeover be a great way of keeping them alive? (more about cheques...)

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How savvy are you to the tricks of financial marketing?

by , Money 25 July 2014
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Gold brain

Online financial marketing works – we know this because financial providers spend millions on it each year. The question is; do you fall for financial marketing? (more about financial marketing tactics...)

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We’ve just launched a campaign to stop sneaky fees

by , Campaigns Officer Money 24 July 2014
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Sneaky fees illustration

Today we launch a new campaign to Stop Sneaky Fees and Charges as our latest research reveals that admin and cancellation fees are on the rise among car insurers. (read more about insurance fees...)

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The CMA: are the banks working for you?

by , Chief Exec of the CMA Money 24 July 2014
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A build your own bank kit

The Competition and Markets Authority recently recommended a competition inquiry into the banks. In this guest post, the CMA's Alex Chisholm asks whether you think the industry should face a full inquiry. (more about banks...)

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Upfront current account fees aren’t the answer

by , Money 23 July 2014
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Broken piggy bank

As our research throws yet more light on the real cost of banking, and the CMA calls for an inquiry into competition in banking, the first reaction has been to call for an end of free banking. But is that really the answer? (more about the cost of banking...)

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