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
First Direct top, Barclays gets wooden spoon in MSE's latest banking service index
First Direct has secured the top spot once more with more than 90% of its customers rating it 'great'
26 August 2014
Revealed: The best and worst banks for customer service
Santander now ranks as one of the best in MSE's index of banks by customer service – but only for its 123 account
20 August 2013
Payment failed on payday? Banks to give customers more time to avoid charges
Seven high street giants have agreed to put payments through later in the day if they are rejected first time
7 June 2013
Homeowners hit by Santander mortgage rise
Hundreds of thousands of Santander customers will see their standard variable mortgage rate soar
3 October 2012
One million face mortgage rate rise
More than a million home owners will see the cost of their mortgage payments increase from today
1 May 2012
Co-op to raise standard mortgage rate
54,000 Co-op and Britannia mortgage holders will see their mortgage rate rise next month by half a percentage point
2 April 2012
Santander to pay savings interest upfront but is it a good deal?
Santander will pay interest upfront on its new savings account in what is the latest move by banks to tempt savers by giving them instant cash
2 November 2011
Banks lift PPI hold: complain or risk missing out
It is estimated three million victims could be due a combined £9 billion in PPI compensation, so carry on complaining
9 May 2011
Consumer Focus calls for Clydesdale/Yorkshire mortgage write-offs
Consumer Focus has written to Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks asking them to cancel mortgage demands following a glitch
4 March 2011
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