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First Direct tops our banking poll again as Barclays limps into last place

Our biannual poll reveals the banks flying high for customer service and those falling behind

23 February 2016

Bank with Barclays? Beware if you pay more (eg, Additions accounts) for insurance

In some cases if you don't register or activate the insurance, you won't be covered and your policy will be invalid

25 September 2015

New hot bank switching deals - free £150, free £100 + 5%, free £125 + £5/mth 

The bank account free cash price war just got hotter. Free money and up to 5% interest, better service, 0% overdrafts

16 September 2015

First Direct tops our banking poll again, while Barclays takes the wooden spoon

First Direct's current account customers have given its service glowing feedback in our latest banking poll

26 August 2015

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

You can get free £240, 5% interest or free travel insurance just by switching bank account

26 August 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

'Apple Pay' coming to UK next month: Here's how it will work

Users of certain Apple devices will soon be able to pay for goods at some UK retailers using their handset

9 June 2015

You've a new £15,240 ISA allowance - get 2.25% interest

Everyone aged 16 or over now has a brand-new £15,240 cash ISA allowance - here are the 10 need-to-knows

8 April 2015

Cash ISA year ends Sunday: Get up to 2.25% tax-free interest

The tax year ends on 5 April, so there are just days left for any UK over-16 to use their £15,000 tax-free ISA allowance

1 April 2015

Does loyalty pay when it comes to cash ISAs?

Some providers have upped cash ISA rates for savers who also have a current account with them. But does loyalty pay?

30 March 2015