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Savers to get help finding top interest rates under new transparency rules

Savers will be given easy-to-understand information to help them compare cash savings accounts and easy access cash ISAs

Small rise in current account switching as Halifax makes biggest gains

Just over 1% of the 70 million active current accounts in the UK were switched in the first nine months of this year

Banks must do more to curb packaged account mis-selling, warns regulator

Eligibility checks for packaged bank accounts have improved but more needs to be done

Plastic £5 notes available from today – but can you use them in ticket machines?

The plastic fiver enters circulation today amid promises it'll be stronger and more secure than its paper predecessor

Banks must take action over contactless card security flaw, says leading MP

A leading MP has said banks must do more to protect customers after MSE revealed a major contactless card security flaw

Overdraft overhaul doesn't go far enough, warns Treasury Committee

A report ordering monthly unarranged overdraft fees to be capped has been criticised for not going far enough

HSBC bottom in our banking poll as First Direct grabs top spot again

HSBC ousts Barclays from the bottom of the table, while First Direct continues its six-year reign at the top

Santander slashes savings rates amid ongoing 123 speculation

Rates on two different Santander products have been cut this week as customers continue to wonder if more are to come

Deadline for reclaiming PPI proposed for June 2019 – if in doubt, reclaim now

The FCA still plans to put a time-bar on PPI complaints, with the cut-off expected to be in place by June 2019

Negative interest rates for personal banking customers unlikely despite warning to commercial clients

The prospect of personal customers receiving negative interest rates is unlikely, despite a warning to business clients

Seven-day mortgage switching proposed in Government consultation

Plans to give homeowners the option of switching their mortgage provider within just one week are being considered

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