Tag: banking

You need a thick skin to be an investor

by , Principal Money Researcher Money 22 September 2014
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Stocks and shares graph

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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Password screen

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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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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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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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 , Researcher/Writer 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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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 , Researcher/Writer 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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Consumers must be at the heart of Scottish business

by , Head of Public Affairs in Scotland Consumer Rights 8 July 2014
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Scottish flag on hand

Our latest report uncovers a unique insight into how people in Scotland are coping financially and where the squeeze is being felt most across the country. Do you live in Scotland? How are you coping financially? (more about Scotland...)

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Are you due Card Protection Plan (CPP) compensation?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Money 1 July 2014
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Credit card chip

Sometimes going after compensation can seem tedious. You may question how long it will take or what you will have to prove. But it’s always worth giving it a shot – as my tale of CPP compensation goes… (more about CPP compensation...)

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When the next best bank account comes along, I’ll be off!

by , Assistant Travel Editor Money 30 June 2014
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Goodbye

Changing bank accounts doesn’t come naturally to me – I’ve only done it twice in 25 years. But I’m now prepared to move banks 20 times in the next 20 years if I see the need. (more about switching banks...)

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Are we ready for a cashless society?

by , Researcher/Writer Money 24 June 2014
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Money on chess board

The use of cash to pay for goods and services is falling rapidly in the UK as we dig out the plastic to make purchases. Are you ready to live in a world where cash is no longer king? (more on a cashless society...)

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Are credit interest current accounts the best way to save?

by , Senior Business Researcher Money 20 June 2014
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Tesco clubcard

Tesco Bank is the latest to enter the current account market with an account that pays up to 3% interest. So how straight forward is it to make the most of the headline rates of a credit interest current account? (more Tesco current account...)

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