Moving banks is getting easier – but don't wait to ditch and switch
The Payments Council has today announced further details to ensure customers can switch bank accounts within seven days
11 June 2013
Switching bank accounts 'must be made easier'
Banks are still not doing enough to help consumers find the best current account deals, says the OFT
25 January 2013
Customers can't keep track of passwords
The average person has 22 online accounts each and more than one in six have over 40 such accounts to remember
14 December 2012
Hotel Chocolat customers charged a year late for purchases
Some Hotel Chocolat customers have had payments debited this month for purchases made almost a year ago
16 August 2012
NatWest & RBS '99% fixed', but Ulster Bank customers must wait
Most NatWest & RBS customers can bank normally today but the meltdown could continue into next week for Ulster users
28 June 2012
RBS/NatWest crisis engulfs Think Banking customers
Many Think customers' wages and benefits haven't gone into their accounts over the past week after
27 June 2012
'Mobile wallets' plan outlined
Plans for a new payment system allowing people to use their mobile phone as a
23 February 2012
Electronic money transfers to go through within one working day
Most transfers will this week go through within one business day, under a new EU directive
4 January 2012
No cheque guarantee cards return
Cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June, will not be re-introduced, says the Payments Council
21 December 2011
MPs call for return of cheque guarantee cards
MPs are keeping up the pressure for the return of cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June by the Payments Council
16 November 2011
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