September 15th, 2011
Over the past couple of days I’ve had the chance to test out some big banks’ responsiveness to being contacted on Twitter.
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April 4th, 2010
A survey for the BBC has found that despite masses of complaints against banks, high-profile court cases against them and blame for causing the credit crunch, most of us are still happy with the service we receive from our banks.
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August 16th, 2009
If you’re currently preparing for University and are wondering which student bank account to sign up to, it’s worth reading the best student account reviews from the Student Finance blog.
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May 6th, 2009
Consumer group Which? has done an investigation into Natwest’s “impartial financial guidance” service, MoneySense, and has found that in many cases the advice given is far from impartial.
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March 28th, 2009
Dunfermline Building Society, Scotland’s largest building society, which has been struggling to keep running in the past few weeks, has finally gone bust today.
Although the Dunfermline are yet to update their website with any details of how this will affect its customers, the Government seems to be indicating that savers …
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March 17th, 2009
If you happen to have a minimum of £30,000 sloshing around earning a pitiful interest rate in the bank, then a new service might find you a better return.
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March 10th, 2009
Following the collapse of the Icelandic banks a few months ago, there seemed to be a trend towards British savers pulling their money back home, to give themselves peace of mind that their money was guaranteed under the government’s Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
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March 5th, 2009
There’s been a lot of talk about quantitative easing today, following the news that the Bank of England (BoE) will be using it in an attempt to help the economy (along with interest rate cuts). But what is it?
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February 26th, 2009
You’d have thought that with banks being bailed out to the tune of billions of pounds of tax payers money, then the bank charge court case which has now been going on for what seems like centuries would be sorted without any further obstruction.
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February 16th, 2009
According to the BBC, the humble cheque hits 350 years old today, and despite a gradual decline in use, is unlikely to completely disappear for quite a few years to come.
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