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Barclays to shut 14 more branches in yet another round of closures – here's the full list, plus alternatives

The latest closures now mean Barclays will close at least 55 branches by the end of the year.

27 March 2023

Chase to make big changes to its bank account in April – does it still stack up?

Chase has announced updates which will impact its current account for both new and existing customers. Here's what it means for both new and existing customers.

17 February 2023

Santander launches new 'Edge' current account paying 1% cashback on household bills and supermarket spend – here's our take on if it is worth it

Santander has launched its new 'Edge' current account, replacing the popular 123 Lite account which is no longer available to new customers. But is the new product worth it?

22 November 2022

Almost 200,000 current accounts switched during first three months of the year – here are the best deals, including £150 from First Direct

Almost 200,000 current accounts were switched during the first three months of the year, up two-fifths on the same period in 2021. In total, eight million current account switches have taken place since the free Current Account Switch Service was launched in 2013.

28 April 2022

Tesco Bank current account holders have until Monday to benefit from switching offers of up to £130 before their accounts are closed

Tesco Bank is closing its current account arm and users have until 11.59pm on Monday 15 November to benefit from cash switching bonuses of up to £130 offered by other providers. The bank will close all of its remaining current accounts on 29 November.

12 November 2021

JP Morgan launches new 'Chase' bank account that pays 1% cashback and 5% interest - here's how it compares

Investment bank JP Morgan has this week announced the launch of a brand new current account called 'Chase'. It offers customers 1% cashback on most spending for a year, 5% interest on savings made when you round-up purchases, and fee-free debit card use abroad. But most can only get it from November and you could earn up to £130 switching bank account NOW, so is Chase worth it?

24 September 2021

Is your bank's customer service a pleasant or peasant experience? See how your bank fared in our latest poll

Challenger bank Starling has taken the crown in our latest banking customer service poll, with digital rival Monzo coming a close second and former champion First Direct knocked into third place.

23 July 2021

Santander to cut 123 current account interest AGAIN - and it'll now pay 0.3%

Santander customers with the bank's popular 123 current account will see the interest paid on savings drop to just 0.3%.

14 January 2021

Virgin Money launches 'free wine' switching offer – how does it compare?

Virgin is offering switchers a case of wine worth £180

12 November 2020

Revealed: Santander 123 customers face DOUBLE rate drop

Santander is to cut the interest rate on its 123 current account AGAIN in August, can reveal

20 October 2020