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Warning: Remortgage ASAP or lose chance? Rates at historic lows and changes afoot

Remortgage rates (where you switch mortgage to save) are rock-bottom. Everyone check now of you can save

Current account holders can access data to help find their perfect bank

Current account customers of six major banks can now download a year's worth of data into a single format

TSB to be taken over by Banco de Sabadell

Spain's Banco de Sabadell and TSB have reached an agreement on a £1.7 billion takeover of the British lender

'Everyone should have access to banking, affordable credit and be encouraged to save'

A financial health minister is needed to help ensure everyone has access to basic facilities, a new report says

The secret to avoiding bad financial decisions

Suppose I offer you a bet on the toss of a coin. If you win you get £100, if I win you give me £1. Would you bet?

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

Industry challenged to do more to protect vulnerable consumers

The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a challenge to the industry to ensure it better protects vulnerable people

Complaints over banks' handling of power of attorney rising

Bank staff are adding to the distress of people registering power of attorney, says the Financial Ombudsman

FCA launches consultation on improving complaints procedures

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced a series of proposals to improve financial services complaints handling

Bank switching 'hassle' must be eliminated, as full-scale current account probe launched

A full-scale investigation of the current account market has been launched by the competition watchdog

Current account switching up 22% as consumers wise up to better deals

More than one million current accounts have been switched during the first year of the seven-day switching regime

Guest Comment: 1.1m switched bank in the last year

The Payments Council reveals new research to coincide with the first anniversary of the Current Account Switch Service