Ffrees family card scheme aims to help parents with university expenses

Savings card can be used online and in store with more than 250 retailers earning up to 20% of the value back from a purchase Parents can save money towards their children’s university costs and other expenses while shopping through a new scheme. The Ffrees family card, allows shoppers to buy goods and services from […]


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Letters: When power and money corrupts

The growth in profitability of banks and the strengthening of their balance sheets over the last couple of years has little to do with the very well-rewarded efforts of the chief executives. It’s been much more to do with that old fellow in the Bank of England, who kept the bank rate very low. This has enabled the bank to […]


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NatWest problem ‘could be good news for competitors’

10% rise in the number of people searching for current accounts indicates customers are considering their banking options NatWest and RBS customers are already believed to be looking for alternative current account providers following the RBS Group’s computer systems failure, which has caused huge disruption to normal banking services. Comparison website Moneynet.co.uk has reported a […]


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Switching bank accounts: £100 opening salvo in battle for customers

The current account switching war has resumed, with Halifax offering £100 and M&S and Metro joining the battle The current accounts war has intensified, with Halifax relaunching its £100 switching offer, Marks & Spencer entering the fray, and recent arrival Metro Bank announcing more branches. So if you’re thinking about moving your current account to […]


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Mortgage rates edge upwards

Fixed and variable rates have been increased by several lenders, so mortgage-hunters should look to grab a deal Mortgage rates are creeping up, and whether you are sitting on your lender’s standard variable rate (SVR) or a homebuyer looking for a deal, you need to proceed with care. A string of lenders, including Halifax, Bank […]


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