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Huge Halifax and Bank of Scotland data security flaw exposed by

A Halifax and Bank of Scotland online security flaw meant balances and transactions were left exposed for others to view

There's never been a better time to switch bank - the 10 need-to-knows

You can get free £240, 5% interest or free travel insurance just by switching bank account

Lloyds is yet again the worst offender for wrongly rejecting complaints

Lloyds Bank is the worst for wrongly rejecting both PPI complaints and other gripes, according to the Ombudsman

The pound hits an eight year high buying €1.43 – here's how you get that rate

Tourist rates can be rubbish, so here are our top 10 tips to max your rate

Urgent: Get £10 boost on top of record euro rate

The euro rate's at a seven-year high as £1 buys €1.41 and you can do even better

The best and worst banks: First Direct tops the table and Barclays gets the wooden spoon

More than 90% of First Direct's current account customers rate its service as 'great', compared to 39% at Barclays

Lloyds is worst offender for wrongly rejecting customer complaints

Lloyds Bank wrongly turned away the most complaints, with 74% of consumers' complaints upheld by the ombudsman

Virgin Money launches new current account – is it any good?

Virgin Money is rolling out its new current account, which offers 1% AER interest on balances of up to £100,000

Charge-free basic bank accounts unveiled

A basic bank account with no fees for failed payments has been unveiled by the Government today

Lloyds PPI claims pot raised to £11 billion as payouts soar

The news comes as Lloyds today announced plans to cut 9,000 jobs and close 200 branches

First Direct top, Barclays gets wooden spoon in MSE's latest banking service index

First Direct has secured the top spot once more with more than 90% of its customers rating it 'great'

NatWest and Halifax caught sending misleading debt demands

NatWest and Halifax are the latest firms we've found to have sent misleading payment demands to customers in debt