Hundreds of thousands in line for ATM refunds
Hundreds of thousands of consumers are in line for a refund of cash left at RBS and HSBC ATMs
24 December 2012
'Irresponsible' Asda pushes costly credit card cash for Christmas
Asda is encouraging credit card customers to use £5-a-go, plus interest, ATM withdrawals
11 December 2012
Scrap cash machine curbs, RBS and Lloyds TSB told
MPs have urged RBS and Lloyds to drop restrictions on customers with basic bank accounts using other cash machines
31 August 2012
RBS and NatWest allow card-less cash withdrawals
RBS and NatWest customers with their bank's mobile banking app can take money from an ATM without a debit card
13 June 2012
HSBC and First Direct systems crash (but now say it's sorted)
HSBC and First Direct customers have reported being unable to use their cards or access their accounts online
4 November 2011
MPs hit out at RBS and Lloyds over basic bank account ATM access
Two of Britain's largest banks have been told by MPs to justify their restrictions on basic account customers using rivals' cash machines
10 October 2011
RBS and Natwest punish basic account holders in ATM crackdown
RBS and Natwest basic bank account customers will no longer be able to use rivals' cash machines
17 August 2011
Plan for charity giving at ATMs and tills
29 December 2010
HSBC to dispense more £5 notes
3 September 2010
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