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Basic Bank Accounts

Millions benefitting from fee-free basic bank accounts, but some Lloyds and RBS customers are missing out

More than four million banking customers benefitted from fee-free basic accounts during the opening six months of 2016

12 December 2016

Nine banks to offer fee-free basic accounts in the New Year

Millions of basic bank account holders will soon be able to switch to a truly fee-free basic account

27 December 2015

Banks told to make switching easier

Banks must make it easier for customers to take charge of their accounts, the competition regulator has announced

22 October 2015

Challenger bank 'Fidor' launches in the UK today: But how good is it?

Fidor Bank is an online-only bank established in Germany in 2009, but it's not covered by the UK's FSCS protection

18 September 2015

Earn 5% interest and a free £100 on top

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

10 June 2015

'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

11 March 2015

Charge-free basic bank accounts unveiled

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

15 December 2014

Halifax glitch leaves some bank accounts off credit files

If you've upgraded your Halifax Current Account, your credit file may not be updated due to an IT bug

21 October 2014

NatWest, Lloyds, TSB and RBS lift basic account cash machine ban

Basic bank account customers of Lloyds Bank, RBS/NatWest and TSB will soon be able to withdraw cash from any ATM

12 June 2014

Post Office to offer current accounts from more branches

The Post Office is to roll out its current accounts services to another 81 branches

13 January 2014

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