Personally, I don’t like the thought of being charged to withdraw my money from a cash machine. But what happens if you have little or no choice? Is a fee ever a price worth paying for convenience?
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Has a random stranger ever shared an act of kindness with you? How about slipping you a £10 note just to make sure your Monday’s a little less blue. That’s what happened to me with my ‘Give Mondays’ experience…
Where do you buy currency before you go on holiday? For most, the answer is the Post Office, Marks & Spencer or Thomas Cook. But did you know that rates can change depending on where you live?
Do you find yourself walking miles to track down a free cashpoint? Last night the BBC’s Rip Off Britain drew attention to areas forcing residents to use ATMs that charge to withdraw cash. Do you live in one of them?
New Which? Money research has found that paying energy bills by cash or cheque could be almost £100 more expensive a year than paying by direct debit. Can this extra cost really be justified?
The Bank of England is considering replacing the current £5 note with a plastic version, as well as making the £50 note more durable and harder to counterfeit. So is it time for a total revamp of the UK banknote system?
When it comes to the saving habits of 11 to 18-year-olds, there’s good news and bad. Some 91% are saving regularly or occasionally, but only 28% are banking on the high street. The rest are stashing cash at home.
The banks are finally starting to stock £5 notes in their cash machines. I know I’m over the moon that more fivers will be back in ATMs, and for a short time at least, in my pocket. Are you?
In harsh economic times like these, we’d all love to print our own cash. Well, there’s no law against it – some areas like Brixton and Totnes are doing it already. But are local currencies a good idea?