If you’re one of the lucky ones heading off to uni this Autumn, it’ll pay to keep your cash in check. Look no further – here’s everything you need to know from our student money expert.
We scoff that banking costs in other countries, like in the US, where the equivalent of our current account comes with a fee. But if truth be told, all we have here are charged accounts hidden by smoke and mirrors.
It’s great news that some HSBC branches will be open later and on Saturdays. So is this the start of a new trend in customer-service-comes-first banking?
Hackers have again punished British bank account holders with a new online sting – a wily little virus that’s stolen thousands of pounds. Time to be even more vigilant.
Charges for using your card overseas have steadily risen over the past few years. Nowadays it’s hard to take a trip without being forced to cough up fees of at least a tenner, and sometimes much more.
There’s a new kid on the banking block trying to wow us with shiny service. Metro opens its first branch today and we’ve scratched beneath the surface to see if it lives up to its claims.
Why do extra charges for paying by card always pop up at the final stage of online shopping? Why don’t they get absorbed into the overall cost so we don’t get unwelcome – and unfair – charges added to our bills.
Mobile banking is on the rise and usage is expected to double in the next three years. Just the kick banks need to catch up with the times and start offering decent mobile services as standard.
Don’t you just hate breaking into that £20 note when you’re buying a cheeky Twix? Wouldn’t the world be a better place if the hole-in-the-wall spat out fivers? Now there’s a cashpoint revolution doing just that.
It was pats on the back all round last week when the leaders of the G20 – a group of the world’s 20 wealthiest nations – came up with a set of new proposals to reform the world’s banking system. But will they work?
Why are banks introducing minimum withdrawals on basic bank accounts at the counter? It’s yet another move that hurts customers, coming as Which? launches its manifesto for banking reform.
If you’re forking out a fortune for the likes of mobile phone insurance or extended warranties it could be time for a financial MOT. Money Editor James Daley won’t be buying these pointless products.