Don’t miss out on the best current accounts
Personal finance

Don’t miss out on the best current accounts

There’s no point sticking with a bank that offers a bad deal, says Ruth Jackson. Make sure you move when rates are cut.
27 Apr 2018
Open banking is here – but it will cost you your privacy
Economy

Open banking is here – but it will cost you your privacy

Open banking brings with it many advantages, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Just be sure your privacy is a price worth paying.
19 Apr 2018
Why open banking could be a boon for fraudsters
Personal finance

Why open banking could be a boon for fraudsters

Open banking has arrived and with it a slew of apps aiming to help you to use these new rules to improve your budgeting habits. Just watch out for cro…
19 Jan 2018
What you need to know about joint accounts
Personal finance

What you need to know about joint accounts

Joint bank accounts can be useful for paying bills, says Ruth Jackson. But they can also come with their own set of problems.
29 Oct 2017
How Islamic savings accounts work
Personal finance

How Islamic savings accounts work

Islamic savings accounts can sometimes offer table-topping rates to savers, explains Emma Lunn.
16 Jun 2017
Is it time to switch current accounts?
Personal finance

Is it time to switch current accounts?

Interests rates on high-paying current accounts are coming under pressure. Sarah Moore looks at the options for savers.
21 Oct 2016
Rewarding current accounts: a simple way to bag £600
Personal finance

Rewarding current accounts: a simple way to bag £600

Make the most of banking generosity thanks to their desperation to win new customers and bag a rewarding current account, says Ruth Jackson.
7 Oct 2016
A handy digital banking tool to keep tabs on your spending
Personal finance

A handy digital banking tool to keep tabs on your spending

Digital banking app “B” could be a very handy money management tool. But the accompanying bank accounts are nothing to write home about.
3 May 2016
Is your business banking too expensive?
Personal finance

Is your business banking too expensive?

Business banking costs can quickly rack up, just when entrepreneurs should be keeping their costs down. Cris Sholto Heaton takes a look at the alterna…
14 Aug 2015
Want to buy the euro while it's cheap? Here's how
Currencies

Want to buy the euro while it's cheap? Here's how

A new online bank account lets you hold 24 different currencies. Ideal if you think you should be holding some euros, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
13 Mar 2015
Is this the end for 'free' banking?
Personal finance

Is this the end for 'free' banking?

Has 'free' banking had its day? Merryn Somerset Webb investigates, and looks at the best bank accounts for those willing to pay.
16 Feb 2015
Why do ‘unauthorised’ overdrafts exist?
Personal finance

Why do ‘unauthorised’ overdrafts exist?

For the banks, the profits made out of charges for unauthorised overdrafts far outweigh the bad publicity, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
24 Sep 2014
Tesco launches current account offering 3% interest
Stocks and shares

Tesco launches current account offering 3% interest

Tesco Bank, the supermarket giant’s banking arm, has launched its first current account, giving customers 3% interest on balances up to £3,000.
10 Jun 2014
New TSB current account pays 5% interest
Personal finance

New TSB current account pays 5% interest

TSB has launched a current account that gives you a much better return than most savings accounts. Ed Bowsher looks at how it stacks up against the co…
14 Mar 2014
The best cashback offers
Credit cards

The best cashback offers

New debit card reward schemes from Lloyds and Halifax promise “up to 15% cashback”. What are the limitations - and could the offers still make it wort…
10 Dec 2013
The best student bank accounts
Bank accounts

The best student bank accounts

Banks tempt students to open an account by offering all sorts of perks. Pocket them, by all means, but don’t forget to check the overdraft. Alex Ranki…
10 Aug 2010