Tag: banking

Banks begin to move on misdirected payments

by , Researcher/Writer Money 27 November 2014
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In September we spoke about the failure of banks to return money that's accidentally been paid into the wrong account. Since then some banks have taken action to help their customers get their money back... (more about misdirected payments...)

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Your view: banking investigation attracts 400+ comments

by , Conversation Editor Money 15 November 2014
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Our recent discussion about the investigation into the 'Big Four' banks prompted a plentiful debate. In fact you’ve shared so many great comments, we’re still working our way through them. (more on our banking debate...)

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FFA UK: beware of ‘number spoofing’ fraudsters

by , Director of FFA UK Consumer Rights 11 November 2014
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You'd think you could trust your phone’s caller display, but fraudsters have found a way to spoof your bank’s number. Here’s Katy Worobec of Financial Fraud Action UK to fill you in on ‘number spoofing’. (more about number spoofing...)

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Will a banking investigation prove crunch time for the banks?

by , Senior Policy Adviser Money 6 November 2014
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is launching an investigation into the competitiveness of the personal current accounts market. So what’s the shake up about? (more about the banking investigation...)

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Spending Scottish & Northern Irish notes in England & Wales

by , Conversation Editor Money 30 October 2014
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Can you legally spend Scottish and Northern Irish banknotes in England and Wales? Find out why a technicality has been causing some confusion... (more about legal tender...)

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BBA: what’s the worst example of fraud you’ve seen?

by , CEO of BBA Money 14 October 2014
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The banks have launched a campaign to help you fight against fraud. Here’s Anthony Browne, chief exec of the British Bankers Association (BBA), to share the eight things banks would never say or do. (more about fraud...)

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Does your bank alert you to fraudulent activity on your card?

by , Money Editor Money 5 October 2014
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I’m always wary of answering withheld numbers. The past few years spent fighting back offers of new phone contracts and fictitious compensation claims have me hanging up when I see ‘no caller ID’. (more about card fraud...)

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You need a thick skin to be an investor

by , Principal Money Researcher Money 22 September 2014
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While bartering for a cut-price telly or a holiday at a budget price can leave you satisfied for months or years after your negotiation, bargain hunting for shares is fraught with danger for investors. (more about investments...)

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Through the hacker’s eyes: how to bank safely online

by , Ethical Hacker Money 15 September 2014
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Our latest test of online banking security found many have improved since last year. That’s not to say you should rest on your laurels. Here’s Ken, one of the hackers who helped us, on how to protect yourself. (more about online security...)

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When banking fees creep up on you…

by , Conversation Editor Money 30 August 2014
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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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What if you were greeted by an iPad at your bank?

by , Money Editor Money 25 August 2014
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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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Embrace the cheque’s digital makeover

by , Money Researcher Money 27 July 2014
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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 , Researcher/Writer Money 25 July 2014
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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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The CMA: are the banks working for you?

by , Chief Exec of the CMA Money 24 July 2014
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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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